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ABI comments on publication of The Insurance Fraud Taskforce interim report

The Government today published the interim report of The Insurance Fraud Taskforce.

Commenting on the report, Mark Allen, Manager, Fraud and Financial Crime, Association of British Insurers, said:

Mark Allen"The insurance sector has invested significantly in initiatives, such as the Insurance Fraud Bureau, the Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department and the Insurance Fraud Register, that are delivering a sea-change in the way insurance fraud is being tackled. But we must maintain momentum to continue to protect honest customers.

"The Taskforce provides a timely platform for pressing for a legislative and regulatory environment that’s conducive to fighting fraud, not hindering it;  a judicial approach that recognises the harm caused by insurance fraud; and a claims framework and processes that do not unintentionally encourage spurious claims. And there’s a real opportunity for the sector to promote the value of insurance and reappraise the way it communicates with its customers to finally debunk the myth that insurance fraud is a victimless crime."

Last updated 01/07/2016