Monthly Archives: December 2014

How (not) to keep your new year’s resolution

How to ensure your don’t keep those new year’s resolutions Less than one in ten of us end up keeping the well-intentioned promises we make ourselves with the turning of each new year. But what about the one in ten … Continue reading

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The nuts and bolts of insurance craft

Rapidly mastering the basics of insurance is a key requirement for anyone just joining the industry for the first time. A good understanding of the terms and phrases used in insurance can help demystify an industry with more than its … Continue reading

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Offsetting the hazards of working overseas

We live in an increasingly uncertain and dangerous world. The threat of kidnap, extortion and hijack is a growing threat for anyone traveling overseas on business or on pleasure. As the global economy grows ever more interconnected, so this risk … Continue reading

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Are we interrupting?

Want to equip your staff with a good introduction to the principles and practices of business interruption insurance? Of course you do! Why are we even discussing this! Luckily for you, Searchlight’s Business Interruption Insurance (Introduction) workshop does exactly that, … Continue reading

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Waxing polemical on bribery and corruption

The FCA’s thematic review on Managing bribery and corruption risk in commercial insurance broking looks at commercial insurance brokers’ response to bribery and corruption risk, following an earlier review in 2010. It also now follows on the heels of two recent fines meted … Continue reading

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Do not adjust your set

More convincing than a trip round Sutton Coldfield’s Magical Journey attraction, more lifelike than the snow in any BBC Television production prior to 1998, Searchlight’s annual  attack of festive flakes has returned. Like a black cat in a coal mine, … Continue reading

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Are you wise to cyber risk?

Companies and private individuals today hold more and more of their own and their customers’ personal and financial details on file electronically. This creates significant and often little understood new risk exposures. Cyber insurance is the catch-all term for the … Continue reading

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