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ILC Breakfast News – Wednesday, 19 June 2024


Motor

ARC360 conference set to sell out

ARC360’s Future Vehicle Technology themed conference, set to deliver the highest calibre of attendees, contributors and debate in the UK body repair industry event calendar, is set to sell out.

Taking place on Thursday 27 June 2024 at the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) in Coventry, the event will provide shared insights, interactive exhibits and networking opportunity for the UK’s key persons of influence from across the UK vehicle incident repair and insurance claims sector.

Gemini ARC unveils new North East site

Gemini Accident Repairs has expanded its presence in the North East by opening a new-build site in Darlington.

SYNETIQ launches carbon calculation project

IAA company SYNETIQ is developing its sustainability strategy by calculating the carbon footprint of its auction vehicles.

Thatcham Research unveils new ADAS course

Thatcham Research has launched a new ADAS Aware e-learning course to address the existing skills gap around the technology.

Solera and Uber for Business provide mobility services

Solera, the global leader in vehicle owner lifecycle management software-as-a-service, data, and services, has announced an exclusive rideshare collaboration with Uber for Business.

European Commission to impose EV tariffs on China

An investigation by the European Commission has concluded that electric vehicle manufacturers in China are benefitting unfairly from subsidies and will impose new tariffs on EVs imported from the country from 4 July.

Insurance sector sees ‘no claims’ fraud soar by a fifth

Opportunistic drivers submitting false ‘no claims’ documents are causing increasing concern for insurance companies following a rise in filings to the National Fraud Database (NFD) in 2023, according to the latest data from Cifas, the UK’s largest not-for-profit fraud prevention service.

EV sales surge 25% in April

Data from Autovista24 has revealed that 1.2 million electric vehicles were registered globally in April, representing a 25% year-on-year increase and an 18% share of new car sales.

Home

DASA has emphasised the importance of drain mapping surveys

Drain mapping uses technology to accurately identify and plot the location and layout of a properties drainage system and its features. It is useful to have a drain map done before any building work is done to avoid any damage to the drainage system. 

How to prepare your home for climate change

There are multiple ways in which climate change is set to affect our homes. From record-breaking temperatures to the structural integrity of properties, climate change has never posed as much of a threat as it does today. 

ONS publishes construction output update

The Office for National Statistics has reported that monthly construction output is estimated to have decreased by 1.4% in volume terms in April 2024, with the monthly value in level terms at £14,94m. The fall in monthly output came from decreases in both new work (1.9% fall), and repair and maintenance (0.8% fall).

CoreLogic publishes 2024 Impact Report

CoreLogic’s 2024 Impact Report has revealed the progress made by its ESG Committee around issues such as sustainability, diversity, community support and governance.

Claims Essentials

ClaimsTech set to offer latest insights

ClaimsTech – The Journey is set to offer the latest insights into the perception Vs reality of technology when it comes to insurance claims.

Set to take delegates on a claims journey where technology and consumer meet, ClaimsTech – The Journey takes place on 3 July 2024 at etc venues London. The event will gather together the most influential names within the claimstech/insurtech space to explore how technology can positively affect customer outcomes.

Outsmart the tech skills crisis: reskilling

The shortage of technical skills is predicted to reach 85 million people globally by 2030, leading to a loss of revenue in excess of £6.8tn. 

esure Group shares GenAI successes

esure Group has shared an overview of some of its initial work implementing GenAI at scale, across its business.

A new guide to ID verification standards

Risk intelligence syndicate National SIRA has revealed that ID fraud is the number one fraud affecting financial services providers.

DAC Beachcroft emphasises role of AI Officers

In the rapidly evolving landscape of artificial intelligence, the role of Chief AI Officers is becoming increasingly necessary.

Nuvalaw joins FOIL

Nuvalaw has officially become a Trade and Industry Partner of FOIL – the Forum of Insurance Lawyers.

AI to help make smarter, safer cars from 2025

Smarter, safer cars from one of the world’s largest car makers could be on the road by 2025, following the announcement of new technology by Stellantis.

MGA

Euna Underwriting improves Medmal proposition  

Euna Underwriting is a well-established specialist MGA and a supporter of the MGAA.

Devonshire Underwriting receives Lloyd’s approval to launch into European market

Devonshire UW Ltd, and its affiliate Devonshire UW Europe GmbH (together, ‘Devonshire Underwriting’), the MGA specialising in underwriting transactional risk solutions, has announced its approval from Lloyd’s to write business in Europe and its official launch into the European market.

AM Specialty Insurance Group Acquires Pinpoint Insurance Solutions

AM Specialty Insurance Group (‘AM Holding Company’), a leading provider of specialty insurance solutions, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Pinpoint Insurance Solutions, a national program administrator, managing general agency (MGA), and surplus lines brokerage.

Industry News

ABI unveils Industry Manifesto

The Association of British Insurers has unveiled its Industry Manifesto: An Agenda for Government, which calls for an active partnership with our world-leading insurance and long-term savings industry to drive change and find solutions to some of the UK’s biggest challenges.

Climate change is real – are you ready?

The results of Munich Re’s Climate Risk Preparedness Survey 2023/24 offer valuable insights into how climate-related risks are perceived and navigated differently around the world.

Fewer than one in ten men would tell employer about mental health struggles

Launched to coincide with Men’s Health Week, Aviva’s recent research reveals there’s still work to be done when it comes to discussing mental health in the workplace. 

More than half of adults think they need to do more to protect their future

The average adult expects to live in six homes in three different cities and work six jobs over the course of their lifetime, research from AXA has revealed.

People

International law firm DAC Beachcroft‘s Claims Solutions Group (CSG) is delighted to welcome partner Paul Greaves to its Complex Injury team. 

Shaun Hopkins has been named Supply Chain Manager at AXA.

Allianz Insurance has appointed Matt Evans as Senior Procurement Officer.

Paul Wilkinson has started a new role as Head of Sales at S&G Response.

Helen Ovans has joined Proclaim Group as Head of Operations of Proclaim Care.

Carpenters Group joint-owner and Director, Donna Scully, has won the ‘Metro Choice Award for Social Impact’ at Employer’s Excellence Awards 2024 in association with Metro.

Toyota Insurance Services (TIS) has appointed Udo Jüngling as European Sales Director while Jessica Schnabel has been promoted to Managing Director of TIS Germany.

Mike Hawes, Chief Executive of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, has been awarded an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to the automotive industry in the King’s Birthday Honours List.

Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity’s retired Director of Care Anne Harris has been made an MBE for Services to Seriously Ill Children and their families.

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