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
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
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
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 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
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
Assertive training »
Essex broking firm FMW has shown the advantages of taking staff
training seriously, as Eleanor Stanley reports.