Month: November 2009

Pets – Pests… Is there a difference?

November 17th, 2009

Pets can be great. They provide companionship, affection, entertainment, security together with giving you a focus for your attention. It’s all good… or is it? Fleas, smells, house training, vets bills, heartache. I guess every pet owner weighs up the pros and cons of ownership and for eveyone the balance falls in  a deffirent place, but… Read more »

New home for insurance blogs…

November 9th, 2009

JSW’s blog, formerly at has now moved to our website. I guess that if you’re reading this then you’ve already found it! Our aim is to continue to comment on the important issues of the day in an insurance context, relating real world news and events to how they affect or are affected by… Read more »

FSA bares its teeth!

November 5th, 2009

The Financial Services Authority (FSA) has shown its teeth in a recent ruling regarding the selling (or miss-selling as they saw it) of Payment Protection Insurance by high street insurance giant Swintons. In a landmark case they admitted to miss-selling hundreds of thousands of policies in a 16 month period between 2006 and 2008. Swintons… Read more »

Crime doesn’t pay!!!

November 2nd, 2009

Insurance fraudsters have been jailed in the latest “Crash for Cash” scam to come to court. A the leader of a gang centred around Bolton in Lancashire caused over 90 “accidents” convincing the other driver each time that they were actually at fault in order for the gang to make a fraudulent insurance claim. The… Read more »