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US senator blocks terrorism risk insurance programme extension despite support from House of Representatives

US laws limiting insurers' exposure to large claims in the event of a terrorist incident look set to expire at the end of this year after the US Senate failed to agree an extension to the programme before its winter break. 17 Dec 2014

Breach of " irrelevant" warranties should not invalidate insurance cover, say Law Commissions

Policyholders would be able to challenge attempts by UK insurers to refuse  cover of losses simply because a policyholder breached a contract condition that was "totally irrelevant" to and "could not have affected the actual loss suffered", under plans... 08 Dec 2014

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Telecoms companies' data retention obligations to be extended to 'internet data'

Telecoms companies operating in the UK could be required to retain 'relevant internet data' as well as communications data under draft new anti-terrorism legislation introduced before parliament. 27 Nov 2014

PPI broker which failed to assess customer's needs acted on behalf of customer, not credit provider, rules Supreme Court

The failure by a broker to conduct a proper assessment of the needs of an insurance customer before brokering the sale of PPI insurance to them was not a failure committed in the name of the  credit provider, the UK Supreme Court has said.  26 Nov 2014

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