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.... Much of the trouble has been pinned on the 2015 purchase for $1. 3bn of the professional services arm of Quindell, a law firm and insurance claims processing business. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Travel insurance: Guide to find the best policy for older holidaymakers image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 20th of August 2017 12:01:00 AM
....Doctor’s bills . The most expensive travel insurance claims are for medical treatment, with specialist insurer AllClear Travel reporting that some claims can top more than £200,000. ...
BA ruined our break – but it still won’t pay out! image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 24th of June 2017 06:00:00 AM
....“It became apparent that we would receive a refund of the cost of our flights if we were unable to rebook, and we reasonably assumed we would be covered by our travel insurance for the cost of the accommodation,” says Sam. But she was told that the Post Office’s insurance claims team was not available over the weekend, and was also closed on the bank holiday Monday (29 May). ...
Five-minute guide to getting insurance for your mobile image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 4th of June 2017 12:01:00 AM
....DOUBLE TROUBLE. Adam Powell, head of operations at Policy Expert, agrees that it is worth considering a standalone mobile phone policy: “Any claims will not be logged as a home insurance claim, protecting you from increased household premiums in future. ...
Secrets to successful DIY: One in three Brits lack basic skills image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 24th of May 2017 12:01:00 AM
....If in doubt, hire a reputable tradesperson, who offers the security of liability cover in case of mishaps. Finally, remember that the biggest insurance claims are for escape of water. ...
Five Minute Guide to: Ensuring your car cover is valid image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 23rd of April 2017 12:01:00 AM
....Another common lie was claiming the car was parked on a driveway or in a garage, rather than left on the roadside at night, which makes it more vulnerable to bumps and theft, so insurers charge you more. Other car owners lied about alterations, knowing that insurers charge extra for high-spec or modified vehicles, while a small number even underplayed or attempted to hide previous insurance claims and accidents. ...
Five minute guide to getting covered for your holiday image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 16th of April 2017 12:01:00 AM
. Last year more than 150,000 Britons made travel insurance claims in the country, one in four of the global total. ...
Python with anorexia swallows £800 in vet bills image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 13th of April 2017 11:10:29 PM
....The food-resistant python proved even more expensive, costing £790 to treat. They were both among 932,000 pet insurance claims made in 2016, according to the Association of British Insurers (ABI). ...
UK postcodes with highest burglary rates revealed image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 24th of January 2017 07:01:40 AM
.... “. Moneysupermarket base their information on insurance claim quote figures. ...
Where to buy the must-have Xmas toys, plus the power to reduce energy bills image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 17th of November 2016 12:06:08 PM
.... And if you prefer to let them choose their own gift, we have a guide to the small print to beware of when buying vouchers. ‘Confused’ Axa use every excuse in the book to avoid my travel insurance claim. ...
The Crusader: Sorting your travel insurance paperwork abroad will save you time and stress image
.... . Remember, too, insurance claims assessors tick boxes and they want confirmation in black and white. ...
Prepare for the cold weather and start saving this winter image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 9th of November 2016 10:06:00 AM
. Arctic conditions invariably bring a surge in home insurance claims for frozen pipes, cracked tiles and falling gutters. ...
A minor shunt that brought my credit rating crashing down image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 9th of November 2016 07:00:02 AM
.... It was my fault so I notified my insurer, NatWest, and was told it would settle with the other driver’s insurer. Months later, I received a letter informing me a county court judgment (CCJ) had been made against me for an unpaid insurance claim of £10,000. ...
Insurers detect 2,500 fraudulent claims a week image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of September 2016 12:03:38 AM
. The number of fraudulent insurance claims rose to 2,500 a week last year, according to industry figures. ...
The police chief battling cybercriminals from Russia and Ukraine image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 27th of August 2016 06:00:00 AM
....Dyson is reluctant to criticise the big banks, though he says insurance companies have a much better record than high-street banks at cooperating in fighting fraud. The insurers have paid for 35 police officers in the City of London force alone to battle fake insurance claims and have had a string of prosecution successes. ...

Lied on an insurance claim? Your insurer may be forced to pay up regardless, court rules
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....James Dalton, of the Association of British Insurers, described the decision as a "blow for honest customers". He said: "Allowing collateral lies in the course of an insurance claim flies in the face of the work that the insurance industry and Government have been doing to crack down on the cheats and fraudsters. ...
'Collateral' lies need not spoil insurance claims, rules Supreme Court image
. Lying on an insurance claim should not necessarily invalidate it, the Supreme Court has said, in a judgement likely to affect all household policies. ...
Five-minute guide to: what to do if you fall ill overseas image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 17th of July 2016 03:07:00 PM
....Another concern is that the locals may direct you to expensive private hospitals, when another facility may be better suited. McMullan adds: “Contacting us early also means we can get your insurance claim settled as quickly as possible. ...
Lightning strikes lead to claims spike, says insurer image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of June 2016 03:40:46 PM
. Stormy weather in June has led to a surge in insurance claims for damage caused by lightning strikes, one of the UK’s largest insurers has said. ...
HMRC staff scouring net for microfiche readers to access work records image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of June 2016 05:10:12 PM
.... We visited Newcastle last Friday where this work takes place,” he said. “The records are essentially people’s national insurance records, which identify their employer and allow them to open up potential insurance claims against their employer for previous histories. ...
Avoid pet cat-astrophe: Five minute guide to making successful vet bill claims image
.... With the average pet insurance premium costing £241 a year, it is a dog’s life if your claim for veterinarian bills is turned down, as you may have to pay all the treatment costs yourself. Here is how to make sure your insurance claim is not barking up the wrong tree. ...
Steve Rowe has good ideas. But we don't need to hear about 'Mrs M&S' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 25th of May 2016 06:07:36 PM
.... That is a regulatory requirement. It’s not hard to imagine cases where a structural engineer has to be summoned or past insurance claims examined. ...
Smart cars: how technology is putting the brakes on insurance premiums image
....A 2015 study by Euro NCAP and Australasian NCAP, international bodies that assess car safety, found that AEB led to a 38% reduction in rear-end crashes. Consequently, insurance claims have reduced on vehicles fitted with it, and insurers are keen to offer discounts. ...
One in four travellers don’t bother taking out insurance, research shows image
....com last week warned travellers that if they did decide to take out cover before they went abroad in the summer, they should ensure they had the right policy. “If something unexpected happens to spoil your trip – such as your flight being cancelled or you needing hospital treatment – the last thing you want is to have your insurance claim rejected,” says Alex Edwards, of Gocompare. ...
Don't believe the infamous myth: Why Friday 13th could actually be LUCKY image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Friday 13th of May 2016 04:23:00 PM
. Over the last three years, home insurance claims have dropped by around half on six Friday 13ths that have passed, according to provider Policy Expert. ...
PPI scandal: 'serious risks' of more mis-selling in financial services market image
....While it is “straightforward and free” for affected consumers to claim compensation, in 2014-15 80% of complaints to the Ombudsman about PPI were made through claims management companies. The report said: “In many cases, these companies merely package up payment protection insurance claims, but they typically charge between a quarter and a third of any compensation subsequently paid … the public bodies involved have been too slow in taking responsibility for this situation, and too passive in allowing it to happen. ...
How we helped a family win the £400,000 Royal London refused to pay image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 16th of April 2016 06:00:10 AM
.... Fearing that her client would not obtain a full payout, she contacted Guardian Money. We approached Royal London to ask if it was going to stand by the ombudsman’s ruling, and how many insurance claims it rejects. ...
In-car cameras help sales motor ahead at Halfords image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 13th of April 2016 06:35:11 PM
....5% in the full year on a like-for-like basis, helped by rising demand for car cleaning products, in-car dash cams and travel equipment such as tents and roof boxes. Dash cams have become more popular partly because of their usefulness in insurance claims. ...
Consumer watchdog warns against 2018 deadline for PPI claims image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 12th of April 2016 11:01:39 PM
. The City regulator’s plan to set a 2018 deadline for payment protection insurance claims is “ill-judged” and would set a dangerous precedent, according to consumer body Which?. ...
New flood insurance scheme to cut bills image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 3rd of April 2016 11:39:01 PM
....50 on their premiums on average. As many as 15,000 homeowners made insurance claims for storm and flood damage last winter. ...
WARNING: Millions of dog owners at risk from hundreds of pounds in shock vet bills image
....Many owners assume pets won't trigger vet bills until thy're older, but cats and dogs can get themselves into all sorts of scrapes that call for treatment at a younger age. Some of the more unusual pet insurance claims handled last year include the removal of a sock eaten by a dog, and treatment for a cat that fell from a fourth floor window. ...
Pet insurance claims hit record image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 29th of March 2016 07:55:42 AM
Wellness programs at work: could your boss be spying on your health? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 29th of February 2016 12:00:06 PM
....In an effort to cut healthcare costs, large employers have started data mining their workers to assess their health status and target them in ways that might head off trouble. Health information company Castlight Healthcare, for example, recently developed a “new product that scans insurance claims to find women who have stopped filling birth control prescriptions, as well as women who have made fertility-related searches on Castlight’s health app, according to Wall Street Journal. ...
Source : Reuters [Read Article] Friday 19th of February 2016 01:19:15 PM
....L) said on Friday it expected to pay around 60 million pounds ($85. 68 million) in insurance claims to households hit by flooding in Britain in December. ...
Five-minute guide to making a home insurance claim image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 14th of February 2016 12:01:00 AM
.... The average domestic flood claim costs an incredible £50,000, far beyond most ordinary people’s pockets. Stanney says: “If you did not have cover, could you afford to replace everything in your home if the worst happened?” With a little effort, you can boost your chances of making a successful household insurance claim. ...
Quindell owner in debt restructuring talks image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 30th of January 2016 08:08:52 PM
. The Australian law firm that snapped up the bulk of scandal-hit insurance claims company Quindell has been forced into restructuring talks amid concerns over the deteriorating state of its finances. ...
Quindell’s spectre still looms large for its ill-fated Aussie owners image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 30th of January 2016 04:44:04 PM
.... Apparently not. Last summer, Australia’s largest class-action law firm shocked the City when it swooped in and snapped up the legal arm of Quindell, the insurance claims processing company that was seemingly coming apart at the seams. ...
One in five home cover claims rejected image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 26th of January 2016 12:13:19 AM
. More than one in five home insurance claims is unsuccessful owing, in part, to the complexity of policies. ...
Fourth Industrial Revolution brings promise and peril for humanity image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 24th of January 2016 12:11:42 PM
....Davos was, in some ways, a good forum for the gathering of technology pioneers, business leaders and politicians to consider some of the implications of what will be a very different sort of economy. Just to take one example, smart machines will soon be able to replace all sorts of workers, from accountants to delivery drivers and from estate agents to people handling routine motor insurance claims. ...
Mapped: are you living in a burglary claims hotspot? image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 22nd of January 2016 04:01:33 PM
.... . Of every 1,000 home insurance claims made in the affluent SE21 postcode, 61 were burglary related. ...
Dulwich Village is burglary hotspot of Britain, says Moneysupermarket image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 22nd of January 2016 06:30:04 AM
....com. It found that 61 out of every 1,000 households in the SE21 postcode, with Dulwich Village at its heart, had made an insurance claim for theft in the past five years, compared with under one home in a thousand in the CV22 postcode area centred on Harbury in Warwickshire. ...
Too wet for water biscuits as Carr's pauses production image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 21st of January 2016 12:35:16 PM
.... It only reopened thanks to a £1m government grant. According to the local paper Carlisle News & Star the insurance claim for the factory this time round could be as high as £50m. ...
Car insurance up £100 in a year image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 21st of January 2016 08:15:06 AM
.... . The latest figures suggests 11pc of drivers think it is acceptable to make an insurance claim for an injury following a collision, even if no injury was suffered. ...
Protect your finances as Britain faces more misery with Arctic freeze image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 13th of January 2016 12:01:00 AM
.... Some 3,000 families are still living in temporary accommodation while repairs are made to their homes. Also more than 5,600 motorists have made insurance claims after suffering storm damage to their vehicles. ...
Homeowners warned to protect against the big freeze image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 13th of January 2016 12:00:00 AM
....Some 3,000 families are still living in temporary accommodation while repairs are made to their homes. Also more than 5,600 motorists have made insurance claims after suffering storm damage to their vehicles. ...
Floods bill estimated at £1.3bn image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 11th of January 2016 12:03:33 AM
....The ABI's figures are based on data collected from its members, which are the majority of major insurance companies, covering 3 December 2015 to 3 January 2016. The average insurance claim for damage is £50,000, well above the average of £31,000 for the storms of winter 2013-14. ...
Aviva puts brakes on party bus whiplash claim image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 7th of January 2016 08:10:17 PM
.... Luckily the Fiesta was travelling at less than 10mph and there was just a small split in the car’s bumper and a £70 bill to fix the bus. Then came the real impact – a £250,000 insurance claim when every one of the 46 passengers said they had suffered a whiplash injury. ...
HMRC: Flood victims won't be fined for missing tax return deadline image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 7th of January 2016 08:03:36 AM
.... . Last month accountancy firm KPMG estimated that the floods would cost over £5bn in insurance claims. ...
Cost of insurance won't rise despite wave of claims after winter storms image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 4th of January 2016 02:05:57 PM
.... . Typical flood insurance claims tend to be around £30,000, according to flood risk assessor JBA Risk Management, though in the worst cases the cost can run up to £130,000. ...
Floods ruined our business – we now need to rebuild it from scratch image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 29th of December 2015 06:00:21 PM
.... This stock is available for people to collect for free if needed but any donations will be used for future restocking of the temporary store. The paperwork for the contents insurance claim has been an ongoing headache but the claim is finally ready for submission. ...
Source : Reuters [Read Article] Tuesday 29th of December 2015 03:37:48 PM
....Around 6,700 properties have been damaged so far according to the Environment Agency, with accountancy firm KPMG estimating the total economic impact of the floods will be more than 5 billion pounds. Typical flood insurance claims tend to be around 30,000 pounds though can often run as high as 130,000 pounds, JBA said. ...
Source : Reuters [Read Article] Tuesday 29th of December 2015 03:37:48 PM
....Around 6,700 properties have been damaged so far according to the Environment Agency, with accountancy firm KPMG estimating the total economic impact of the floods will be more than 5 billion pounds. Typical flood insurance claims tend to be around 30,000 pounds though can often run as high as 130,000 pounds, JBA said. ...
PM defends government spending as cost of floods set to top £5bn image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 28th of December 2015 02:34:16 PM
....Justin Balcombe, KPMG’s UK head of general insurance management consulting,. predicted that insurance claims would total £1bn to £1. ...
UK flooding: cost of damage to top £5bn but many homes and businesses underinsured  image
.... . York, which has been hardest hit by flooding, after the River Foss broke its barriers, is likely to represent a significant proportion of the upcoming insurance claims. ...
North Dakota's oil-heavy economy is hanging on, but for how long? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 27th of December 2015 12:00:17 PM
.... Slightly offsetting that are stronger-than-expected individual income tax collections. Separate news reports say the state is dealing with a record number of unemployment insurance claims this year, mostly from seasonal workers. ...
Accountancy watchdog investigates Grant Thornton over Globo audits image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 21st of December 2015 12:40:50 PM
....Globo is based in Greece but its shares were listed on London’s lightly regulated Alternative Investment Market (Aim). The FRC is investigating the accountants RSM Tenon, now part of Baker Tilly, and KPMG over the audits of Quindell, the Aim-listed insurance claims handler which is being investigated by the Serious Fraud Office. ...
Storm Desmond to cost HALF A BILLION to put right image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Friday 18th of December 2015 05:32:00 PM
....6million so that families can buy replacement Christmas gifts for ones that have been destroyed, as well as food, clothing, staff salaries and domestic appliances, according to the Association of British Insurers (ABI). There have been 23,700 insurance claims for property damaged by either flood or storm after the extreme weather, which hit the UK earlier in December, resulted in major flooding of homes and businesses. ...
QBE Insurance 'discriminated' against student with depression, says tribunal image
. A young woman who had her travel insurance claim denied due to her mental illness has won a landmark discrimination case in the Victorian civil and administrative tribunal. ...
Value of fines imposed by City's financial regulator drops 40% image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 17th of December 2015 01:35:11 PM
....Related: Lloyds demands earlier cut-off point for PPI mis-selling claims. Another bank to receive a record fine was bailed-out Lloyds Banking Group, which had a £117m penalty imposed for mishandling payment protection insurance claims. ...
The army loaded the heap of rubbish that was our livelihood on a skip image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 17th of December 2015 07:15:12 AM
....Work on rebuilding the shop has begun and is expected to take eight weeks. Whether or not our shop reopens in eight weeks will depend on the outcome of our contents insurance claim. ...
Flooding: five things you need to know about insuring your property image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 12th of December 2015 07:00:43 AM
.... Furniture may not have been contaminated or can be restored and saved. The smoothness or otherwise of the insurance claim appears to depend on the quality of the loss adjustor appointed. ...
'Insurer won’t pay for cancelled trip' image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 11th of December 2015 02:42:12 PM
.... . However, although the holiday company has refunded half of the money, my insurance claim with Allianz Global Assistance for the remainder has been turned down. ...
Global economy fuelling more business interruption image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 11th of December 2015 07:00:12 AM
.... The disaster triggered losses among European and US businesses which required vital components manufactured by Japanese suppliers, resulting in about 150 claim notifications to Allianz, mostly from companies based outside Japan. Methodology: Allianz analysed 1,807 business interruption insurance claims valued at €20,000 in 68 countries between 2010-2014. ...
Sainsbury’s rises above fray as miners drag market down image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 8th of December 2015 07:46:44 PM
....5p after it said it was not under investigation by Serious Fraud Office. A Sunday Times report claimed the company had submitted documents to the SFO related to the insurance claims processor Watchstone, formerly known as Quindell. ...
Slater & Gordon loses half its stock value over proposed cuts to whiplash claims image
....In the UK, according to insurance company Aviva, around 80% of personal injury claims are for whiplash injuries, compared to 3% in France. Slater & Gordon bought the so-called professional services division of Quindell, the scandal-hit insurance claims company, in March. ...
Slater & Gordon shares tumble 50pc after George Osborne's clampdown on whiplash claims image
.... . Earlier this year it bought up the professional services arm UK insurance claims processor Quindell (which recently rebranded to Watchstone) - which deals with motor insurance claims. ...
It's official - drivers of luxury cars cause more accidents, insurers say image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 18th of November 2015 09:32:44 AM
. You might smirk a little when one drives past, but Smart car drivers live up to the name, with new data revealing that they have the lowest "at fault" insurance claim rate out of any car make. ...
When ‘cheap’ is not always the best policy for separate car hire insurance image
.... When we returned the car at the airport, Maggiore charged us €600 (£430) for the damage plus a €65 (£46) processing fee, which we paid by credit card. We filed an insurance claim when we got home, but WorldWideInsure is refusing to pay out on our claim until we can provide a copy of the final repairs invoice. ...
Volvo works on detection system to dodge kangaroo collisions image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 5th of November 2015 01:19:47 AM
.... A team of Volvo researchers will spend this week studying the roadside movements of kangaroos in a reserve near Queanbeyan. The NSW town has the nation’s highest rate of insurance claims for animal collisions. ...
Lloyds bank share sale: all you need to know image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 5th of October 2015 02:32:19 PM
.... The timing of the announcement, ahead of the speech by George Osborne at the Conservative party conference, was regarded as political by City analysts. It also became easier after the Financial Conduct Authority announced on Friday it was considering a spring 2018 deadline for payment protection insurance claims, which would allow Lloyds to estimate its eventual claims bill. ...

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