ILC Breakfast News – Wednesday 31 August 


Experts set for claims technology showcase 

A host of industry experts are set to take to the stage for demonstrations, discussions and future visioning at ILC’s ClaimsTech Live event. 

Taking to the stage will be some of the leading claims technology providers including SightCall, CoreLogic, Digilog, DWF360, LexisNexis, Solera Audatex and Verisk. Each will be leading a section of the event to provide their unique take on how technology is influencing the sector via live demonstrations, fireside chats and keynote presentations. 

Watch now! 

ClaimsTech 2022 Interview: Neil Garrett, UK, South Africa & Nordics Sales Director, Solera | Audatex 


MGA Annual Report

The MGAA has published its annual report, revealing an eight per cent increase in membership across all tiers with 187 MGA members, 47 market practitioner members, and 116 supplier members. Meanwhile, it held 46 market briefings through the year, which attracted 2,101 attendees. 


CCG names new Data chief 

Claims Consortium Group has appointed Wayne Calderbank as Director of Data and Insight. 

He will be responsible for the strategic application of data and analytics across the group, overseeing a team of 15 analysts and data scientists within Claims Consortium Group as well as its software as a service company Synergy Cloud and weather data company, Weathernet. 

Gelder Group makes Living Wage pledge 

Gelder Group has become only the second employer in Lincolnshire to sign-up to a commitment to pay the Real Living Wage to employees. 

The Real Living Wage is based on living costs and varies from region to region. To date, 10,000 companies have signed up with more than 300,000 employees receiving a pay increase as a result. 

ILC Industry Leader Interview: Alexander Torlini, Head of Finance and Compliance, ICAB 

This week we catch up with Alex Torlini, Head of Finance and Compliance at ICAB.

Home insurance pressure easing 

The ABI has revealed that the average price for home insurance has fallen in the second quarter of the year, with buildings insurance down 10% to £288, contents insurance falling 10% to £116, and combined buildings and contents insurance down seven per cent to £299. 


Zego unveils fleet management solution 

Zego has launched a new solution that will provide fleet managers with a clear and concise overview of fleet performance and real-time risk. 

Sitting within the Zego Fleet Portal, Risk Management will offer managers the chance to see both driver and vehicle data, delivering insights that can support safer driving, greater fleet efficiency and lower premiums. 

Copart makes Living Wage pledge 

Copart has announced it has achieved Living Wage Employer Accreditation. This is given to companies who agree to voluntarily pay the employees a living wage that is calculated on the cost-of-living region to region.  

GT Motive secures South African distribution 

Repair estimating solution GT Motive is expanding into South Africa after signing an exclusive distribution agreement with Motomatix. 

Coles the answer for sustainability champions  

The Green Parts Specialist has appointed Andrew Coles as new Client Relationship Manager of Green Parts. 

Feature interview: Dave Sargeant, Managing Director, Gemini ARC 

Here, we speak to Gemini Accident Repair Centres’ Managing Director Dave Sargeant, who is also Chairman of AutoRaise, about the company’s commitment to developing the next generation, and how the industry can appeal to a wider demographic. 

Talent spotting within automotive 

With a focus on the next generation of automotive talent, this month’s ARC360 on-demand webinARC met three individuals who are all thriving in very different roles within the sector. 

Tesco Underwriting and FMG enhance partnership 

Following the news last month that Tesco Underwriting had appointed FMG to deliver a vehicle repair management solution to its policyholders, it has now been announced that the partnership has been extended to include Tesco Bank Car Insurance customers. 

Industry News

Marsh introduces dedicated hydrogen cover 

Marsh has introduced the worlds’ first insurance solution dedicated to new and existing green and blue hydrogen energy projects. Developed with Liberty Specialty Markets and AIG, the new facility provides up to $300m of cover per risk. 

Fraud crackdown paying dividends 

The number of fraudulent claims fell by five per cent to 89,000 last year, with total value dropping by two per cent to £1.1bn. According to the ABI, motor insurance claims fraud remains the most common, with 49,000 detected frauds reflecting a fall of seven per cent on 2020, although total value only fell by one per cent to £577m. 

Salary slips down the pecking order of priorities 

More workers prioritise a good work-life balance over salary, according to new research carried out by Aviva. 

It found that 41% of respondents said work-life balance was the most important thing in a job, compared to 36% who said it was the financial package. 

Sun shines on Rainbow Trust fundraising efforts 

Rainbow Trust raised £15,000 when 27 teams attended its annual golf day at Tyrrells Wood. The funds will help the charity provide support to families with a seriously ill child. 


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