Monthly Archives: April 2013

Insurance training down the tubes?

To date at Searchlight we have done little more than dip a toe in the waters of educational video. But we are thinking about taking the plunge. Sites like videojug have struck a chord with web users with visually arresting … Continue reading

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Consumer Insurance Act – how worried should brokers be?

Several commentators have this week voiced concerns that, as lawmakers attempt to extend consumers’ rights vis-a-vis their insurers, brokers could end up stuck in the middle taking flack from both sides when claims get caught up in disagreements over what … Continue reading

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What’s hot

The most popular insurance training workshops we currently run include (unsurprisingly) Cyber Risks (topic of our most recent previous blog) and Governance, Risk Management and Compliance. With general insurance regulation very much in a transitional phase, but with the potential costs … Continue reading

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Those new regulators: a handy guide

The CII has produced a fact-packed guide to the UK’s remodelled financial services regulation landscape. Published online in the form of a 16-page PDF document, the report outlines what insurers can expect from the newly installed Financial Conduct Authority, the Prudential … Continue reading

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Thinly spread professionalism

Insurance Age deserves a lot of credit for covering the whole professionalism debate as extensively as it has. It’s hard to escape the feeling at times, however, that the breadth of that coverage sometimes wins out over the depth. In … Continue reading

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Understanding cyber crime risk

We all of us lead more and more of our lives online. Companies around the world hold more and more information about more and more people on their databases and/or in “the cloud”. This opens up exciting new commercial and … Continue reading

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A little light reading

After his previous work, The Black Swan, appeared uncannily to have anticipated big and unexpected things going wrong with the global financial system a couple of years back, Nassim Nicholas Taleb emerged as a commentator with something to say to … Continue reading

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