Insurance

Finance Modernised By Bitcoin - Part 1

Paul McNeil | Posted 04.11.2016 | UK Tech
Paul McNeil

Economies have controlled almost all aspects of human life ever since money was introduced to society. Money makes the world go around and money is power, and power is money. Any escaping of this principle is nearly an impossible effort, unless of course, you have chosen to live in the wild.

5 Essentials You Need To Know About Owning A Dog: From Puppy To Pet Pensioner

Tamsin Kelly | Posted 07.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Dogs truly are your best friends. They’ll greet you like you’re their favourite person in the world, pick up on your moods (and know just what to ...

Driverless Cars And The Insurance Long Parallel

Jonathan Hewett | Posted 03.11.2016 | UK Tech
Jonathan Hewett

Automotive technology has developed rapidly in recent years, with new levels of autonomy from lane departure warning systems and autonomous emergency braking (AEB) to active cruise control and automated parking increasingly appearing as standard in vehicles on the forecourt.

Facebook Blocks Admiral's Plan To Base Insurance Quotes on Your Social Posts

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Tech

Facebook has blocked insurance firm Admiral from using a customer’s social posts to determine if they’re a safer driver or not. The insurance gian...

Cyclist And Motorist Rules: Spot The Difference

Salome Verrell | Posted 27.09.2016 | UK
Salome Verrell

There is also no requirement for cyclists to be registered anywhere in the same way that motorists have to register with the DVLA, so there is no way of really knowing if after a collision with a cyclist they really are who they say they are, unlike a motorist whose registration number would provide a lot of details even if they didn't.

Gap Year Workers Need To Check The Small Print

Ed Fletcher | Posted 26.09.2016 | UK
Ed Fletcher

Aside from backpackers checking their insurance fully, the providers also need to be doing more to ensure that their policies are completely clear and that customers are informed before travelling and working abroad.

Will the World Humanitarian Summit Deliver?

Aaron Oxley | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK
Aaron Oxley

Leaders meeting at the World Humanitarian Summit could transform the way we respond to the increasingly severe disasters caused by climate change. Her...

Well-Wishers Help NHS Medic In Coma Journey Back To Britain

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 22.02.2016 | UK

An NHS medic who was left in a coma after a tragic accident in America has moved thousands into raising more than £100,000 to fly him back to Britain...

Women in Business Q&A: Kim Davis, SVP, NFP

Laura Dunn | Posted 05.02.2016 | UK
Laura Dunn

Kim Davis is the SVP and Head of Human Resources for NFP, a leading insurance broker and consultant providing employee benefits, property & casualty, ...

Why Insurance Is Becoming Evil

James Daley | Posted 12.05.2016 | UK
James Daley

The British insurance industry is one of the oldest and most sophisticated in the world. When it comes to products such as car insurance or home insurance, our quotes are increasingly personalised, with each part of every question being poured into a complex algorithm which spits out a quote.

You shouldn't need a PhD to understand your home insurance

James Daley | Posted 12.11.2016 | UK
James Daley

Terms and conditions are a necessary evil in today's complex world. As lovely it would be to have insurance policies without exclusions, and bank acco...

Mum Facing £185k Medical Bill After Giving Birth Prematurely While On Holiday In Punta Cana

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 05.10.2015 | UK Parents

A mother who gave birth prematurely while on holiday in the Dominican Republic is trying to raise funds for the medical expenses she's facing after he...

New Financial Scandal Set to Cost Banks £33billion

Andrew Brown | Posted 07.09.2016 | UK
Andrew Brown

As the dust from the peak of the payment protection insurance (PPI) scandal slowly begins to settle, a fresh banking scandal worth up to £33bn is beg...

£20k Raised To Fly British Gymnast Home After She Was Paralysed Following Balcony Fall

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 28.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education

More than £20,000 has been raised for a British gymnast who is stranded in Spain after she was paralysed from the chest down when she fell 50ft from ...

Winter Proof Your Home Without Breaking the Bank

Robin Adams | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK
Robin Adams

Over a quarter of UK boilers have broken down without being insured, with two fifths of Brits saying that they'd have to borrow money to cover the repair cost or have no choice but to go without heating if their boiler broke down.

Annuities Are Expensive - Do You Need Them?

Lars Kroijer | Posted 22.11.2014 | UK
Lars Kroijer

As evidenced by the IRR on the annuity the return profile is extremely low risk/return and that may not suit your risk profile - if you can afford greater risk in pursuit of greater returns in your portfolio an annuity may lock you in to lower return expectations for decades ahead.

Six Things to Consider Before You Travel

Anna Pitts | Posted 09.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Pitts

Jet setting this summer? Taking a gap year? Before you skip to the travel agents or log on to EasyJet, take a few moments and read this to make sure you've fully thought your travel plans through.

You Are Probably Buying Way Too Much Insurance - Don't!

Lars Kroijer | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK
Lars Kroijer

In very rough terms the world of insurance is divided into life and non-life insurance. Non-life insurance is for things like your car, house, travel...

Making Right Decisions

Elaine Benton | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Elaine Benton

If you have a life insurance policy, don't cash it in no matter what. Listen to good advice when given by your agent, for you have no way of knowing your future health status, and once diagnosed with certain diseases, insurance companies are loathe to insure a person who is considered a bad risk.

Floods: Time for Some Enlightened Self-Interest From the Insurance Industry

Tom Papworth | Posted 04.05.2014 | UK Politics
Tom Papworth

Companies know whom they insure and what the likely risks are. If we can predict flooding sufficiently far in advance, isn't there an opportunity for private insurers to apply the old adage that prevention is better than cure?

Five Digital Technology Trends That Will Change Our Lives in 2014

Mark C. Curtis | Posted 15.03.2014 | UK Tech
Mark C. Curtis

Each year Fjord experts come together to debate the profound changes that digital technology is bringing to established ways of doing businesses and in our everyday lives.

Space Growth Plans May be Stunted by Risk Issues

Tony Ballard | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
Tony Ballard

Unlike France, the US and most other countries, UK companies involved in activities in space are strictly liable without limit for damage caused to aircraft in flight or on the surface of the earth. That is because governments are liable under the outer space treaties and because the UK government requires UK companies to indemnify it.

Protecting Your Pet on Bonfire Night

David Lewzey | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
David Lewzey

Bonfire night is a fun evening for all involved: fireworks, hot food, and fairground rides await those who go out for the night, while the smell of smoke and burgers fills the air. However, for your furry friends, November 5th is a traumatic night.

'Guest Poos In Bin' And Other Bad Holiday Home Stories

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Hopefully your food will have been digested by now, because we don't want to be responsible for the hurl-some effects that the top 10 worst holiday ho...

Don't Follow the Idiots - Break the Rules

Kevan Hall | Posted 03.09.2013 | UK Tech
Kevan Hall

Where do these stupid rules come from? They probably come from the one person in history who managed to get run over in these circumstances, and the chances are that person was also an idiot! It happens in business.