Category: Insurance Practices

The colour of your car may be a pricing factor in your car insurance

Interesting article from https://businesstech.co.za/news/banking/182879/do-insurance-companies-care-about-the-colour-of-your-car/ Car insurance companies use a list of factors to calculate your risk and determine premium rates. And while there are some commonly accepted boxes that need to be ticked off when calculating your insurance costs –…

Motor insurance adjusters get jumpstart from Alibaba’s fintech arm

by Gabriel Olano 29 Jun 2017 Ant Financial, a fintech affiliate of e-commerce giant Alibaba, has debuted an artificial intelligence-powered image recognition system that can help motor insurance claims adjusters operate faster and more efficiently.Around 45 million vehicle insurance claims are…

Did Uber, Grab drivers lie to claim insurance?

June 9, 2017 Nur Khairah Alegria Suner PETALING JAYA: Syndicates have emerged among drivers of Uber and Grab ride-sharing services to claim insurance by lying about the cause of their vehicle accidents, an association for regular taxi drivers has alleged.…

Kidnap and Ransom (K&R) Insurance, an unexpected protection against ransomware attacks

The original article was taken from IndiaTimes…. but something that most underwriters are surprised that ransomware threats are claimable under Kidnap and Ransom policy.  The kidnap policies are typically used by MNCs looking to protect their staff in areas where violence…

Insurers Liable for Late Payment of Claims

From today, 4th May 2017, the Enterprise Act 2016 (“the Act”) comes into force in the UK. All insurance policies that are issued, or renewed, from today and that are subject to English law and practice will be subject to the…

General insurance premium set to go up from April 1

By PTI | Updated: Mar 26, 2017, 07.55 PM IST This is an India thing but it makes good reading considering Malaysia is also implementing the detariffication of our Motor and Fire insurance tariff. India regulators imposed  +/-5% and Malaysia is on a…

A disruptive ride coming up for the insurance industry 

Legislating and legalising e-hailing 
This means an official nod for Uber and Grab….expected to be gazetted on 1 April, this also mean the need to have the motor insurance policy extended for passengers cover while on e-hailing. This brings some excitement for the GI industry for more premium to be collected from this extension (that’s what we all thought). ….that’s not going to happen….

Passenger Rights come to Asia: an overview of the Malaysian Aviation Consumer Protection Code 2015

Clyde & Co LLP Malaysia March 3 2017 The Malaysian Aviation Commission (“the Commission”), an independent adviser to the Malaysian Ministry of Transport, recently established the Malaysian Aviation Consumer Protection Code 2015 (“the Code”) to protect passengers’ rights in Malaysia. The…

MyCC’s Proposed Decision Against PIAM and its 22 Members

As announced by the Bank in 2016, measures are currently being taken by the Bank to implement broad reforms in the motor insurance market, which includes the gradual liberalization of the motor insurance tariffs. This aims to promote a more competitive motor insurance market, while ensuring affordable motor insurance premiums in the long term.  Without appropriate arrangements to control inflated and fraudulent claims which are being addressed as part of the reforms, these objectives will be severely undermined. 

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