Forging a new EnergyPath in the UK

Over the next decade, the United Kingdom must deliver on its national energy and climate change targets. The Energy Technologies Institute (ETI), a £400 million industry and government-funded partnership into low-carbon energy, was formed to address strategic energy system planning and technology development. The Energy Systems Catapult is delivering phase one of the Smart Systems […]

U.K. water main break highlights need for basement information

The Angel Islington is a well-known property in U.K. Monopoly, and if you know the area, it’s a short walk up the Pentonville Road from Kings Cross. Situated on a hill, it’s not an area where you might expect flooding to be a problem, but it was in the news in December 2016 after a […]

Smartphone video app enables insureds to collaborate in claims resolutions

There are more smart devices than there are people in the United Kingdom—with 130 per cent penetration. Almost everybody has a smartphone, according to Yahoo’s Flurry. We take more photos with phones than cameras, and we spend more time browsing for personal reasons on smartphones than we do on computers—twice as long, according to a […]

Noteworthy Philip Smikle v Global Logistics decision puts brakes on undisclosed motor hire charges

A recent ruling in Walsall County Court should be welcome news for motor insurers. The case concerned a claimant involved in a motor accident whose claim was initially submitted with no request for an alternative hire but who had, in fact, accrued significant credit hire charges. The decision in Philip Smikle v Global Logistics demonstrates […]

Customers to benefit from unification of claims solutions

Claims handlers are familiar with both ISO Claims Outcome Advisor® (COA™), the top quantum evaluation tool, and Xactware’s claims-handling tools for the property market. But what they may not know is that these industry-leading solutions have been offered by two business units that are part of Verisk Insurance Solutions. Now, customers of both sets of […]

ISO wins top U.K. claims award for Case in Point

ISO in the United Kingdom is pleased to announce that it has won the “Innovation of the Year”’ category at the Modern Claims Awards 2016. Organized by U.K. insurance publication Modern Claims Magazine, the Modern Claims Awards were established to recognize the outstanding achievements of individuals, companies, and solutions in and around the U.K. insurance […]