Is ‘Smarter’ always ‘Better’?

Surely it should be good that we are getting ‘smarter’, but how many highly intelligent people have you met over the years with no common sense? Perhaps that runs true for so called ‘smart’ motorways that have been blamed for causing accidents. Highways England insist...

Storm Damage

I know I’m getting old but hearing kids talk about the ‘backyard’, ‘gas stations’ and other Americanisms is annoying and one reason I haven’t taken to following the Americans in naming storms. …To be named, a storm affecting the British Isles must have the...

Underinsurance is a big risk

A common complaint about Brexit dominating the political agenda is that other priorities such as long-term care, housing, transport etc are being side-lined. There is a comparison in the insurance world where technology issues such as cyber risks, the use of...

Can Boris help our industry?

I had hoped I could write about some sort of link between Boris and insurance... …but other than his announcement of his intention to run for the leadership at the British Insurance Brokers Association conference and that some of his antics such as the zipwire...

Cyber Breaches: The price to pay

Despite the constant reports of cyber breaches, the risk seems to be generally accepted as part and parcel of using the internet and smart phones; in much the same way that motor accidents are an accepted price for the convenience of road transport. We just hope they...