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Technical articles

The Data Protection Act 1998 »
Did you know that we have a new Data Protection Act, replacing the previous one of 1984?  You didn't?  Well, join the many others who don't.  In among the welter of other employment legislation, this little gem seems to have slipped in unnoticed, yet it has many implications for everyone.  The Data Protection Act is the UK's interpretation of the EU Directive 95/46/EEC on data protection and became law last year...
Professionalism at Lloyd's »
An emphasis on improving competence and encouraging investment in people is not new to Lloyd's. Over the last decade, Lloyd's has indtroduced a number of initiatives, including the Lloyd's Introductory Test (a basic test of the principles and practice of placing insurance business at Lloyd's), and its requirements in 1989 for underwriters to hold the Lloyd's Market Certificate and the Associateship by 1993 - the first insurance organisation to do so.
Going where the customers go »
The image of loss adjusting has changed as they take on a global perspective. Andrew Newman reports.
What on earth is going on with our weather? »
Predicting changing weather patterns is becoming a fine art for insurers, as Stephen Womack reveals.
The millennium problem - the way forward for insurers into the twenty-first century »
One of the greatest problems facing the insurance industry in the short to medium-term is how to deal with the millennium problem..
Building up the brand »
How does a company go about setting up an internet site? Tonia Hills gives an insight into this new world of branding and technology.
Playing games - a serious business »
A study of the use of games for training and learning in the insurance industry; an extract from the writer's dissertation for a Master's degree in training.
The impact of change on the role and direction of the safety, health and environmental management profession: an ethical consideration »
Traditionally, environmental health refers to freedom from illness or injury suffered because of exposure to toxic agents...
The TSUNAMI initiative—or how insurers can access the scientific information they need »
This memorable advertisement for a product that I cannot recall, shows how life might be better if we had a little more knowledge and could work together...
New look approach »
There is a new approach to investment fund management, as Jeremy Bishop explains
Harnessing change »
How technology will further change the way insurance is delivered by brokers and IFAs is explained by Nigel Howell.
Is insurance criminogenic? »
Crime obviously impacts on insurers but to what degree does insurance impact on crime?
Legal opportunity knocks »
There are good opportunities this year for brokers in the legal expenses market, as Chris Wait reveals.
Insolvency procedures and insurance »
Formal insolvency procedures have existed for over 400 years, with the first Act dealing with insolvency being passed in 1542...
Assertive training »
Essex broking firm FMW has shown the advantages of taking staff training seriously, as Eleanor Stanley reports.