July 2019

Written by Roger Flaxman and James Moorhouse for The Society of Claims Professionals Why an effective customer complaint procedure could improve public trust with insurers. When a claim is disputed, or a complaint is made, the most likely reasons are because a customer was unhappy with the levels of service received, the claim paid was less than expected or they suffered a financial loss during the process of making the claim. Customer expectation of their insurance policy is at the same time...

Mr Smith owned a timber holiday home located on a pleasant holiday park.  He let the property for short-term holidays and insured the home under a specialist holiday-let insurance policy arranged through Lloyd’s underwriters. The timber construction was duly declared, and insurers imposed a Fire Extinguisher Clause as follows: It is a condition of this hoilday-let insurance that two smoke alarms must be installed on the property. If you fail to comply… this insurance will not cover loss or damage caused...