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Insurers ordered to clampdown on fraud claims

Wednesday, 31 July 2013 | News

The insurance industry must stop encouraging fraud and exaggeration in accident claims, a committee of MPs has said.

Insurance fraud costs consumers £1 billion a year

Friday, 26 July 2013 | News

The value of fraudulent insurance has topped £1 billion for the first time, with the industry saying there will be "no let-up" in its fight against phony claims.

Tough rules are curbing claims management firms

Wednesday, 24 July 2013 | News

The number of claims management firms has shrunk by 10% over the past year, thanks to the arrival of tighter rules.

Last month, 1,700 companies were active in the industry, down from 2,435 in March 2012.

Insurer Swinton fined £7.4 million for mis-selling

Wednesday, 17 July 2013 | News

Swinton, the biggest high street insurer in the UK, has been fined £7.4 million by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) for mis-selling insurance add-ons to customers.

Avoid chronic vet bills

Thursday, 11 July 2013 | Article

Stanley, a Cocker Spaniel from Birmingham, became a media star and possibly the UK's youngest 'bionic' dog when he received a total hip replacement. But that operation cost more than £6,000.

PPI claims now account for half of nuisance calls

Friday, 17 May 2013 | News

Consumers receive on average two nuisance calls a week and payment protection insurance claims firms are responsible for most of them, according to Ofcom.

Most Brits ignoring insurance T&Cs

Tuesday, 23 April 2013 | News

More than half of Britons fail to read the terms and conditions on their home insurance policy, while almost half have had a claim rejected, a leading insurer has warned.

Does your location shape your insurance habits?

Thursday, 09 May 2013 | News

Did you know people in the Midlands are least likely to be insured against ID theft? Or that the Northern Irish are most cautious when it comes to travel insurance?

New law makes it harder for insurers to turn down claims

Thursday, 09 May 2013 | News

Insurers will no longer be able to reject claims when customers innocently fail to declare information, thanks to a new law that comes into force tomorrow.

Budget 2013: Older Equitable Life policies will receive compensation

Wednesday, 20 March 2013 | News

Policyholders of Equitable Life with-profits products from before 1992 are to be compensated, Chancellor George Osborne announced in today's Budget.