Insurance industry and Unlock publish guidance to help people with past convictions to buy insurance
Today we’ve launched guidance with the ABI (Association of British Insurers), to both insurers and individuals, to try to help people to understand what they do and don’t have to disclose, and what insurers should and shouldn’t ask for. The guidance is available to download here. This news was released via the Mail on Sunday
Unlock has joined up with the Association of British Insurers (ABI) to produce guidance for consumers and insurers on the complex issue of criminal convictions and insurance. According to government figures, more than 8 million people in England and Wales have a criminal conviction and one in three men are convicted by the age of
We are part of a group of consumers groups that are pushing for changes to insurance law, which was featured in this article in the Financial Times.
Clip from BBC One programme “Rip Off Britain” with Jennie Bond, Angela Rippon and Gloria Hunniford. Warning about how 7 million insurance policies could be useless because someone in the house has a criminal conviction. Features Unlock.
Below is a clip from BBC One documentary “Inside Out” highlighting how millions of people might have useless insurance policies if someone in the household has a criminal conviction. It features the story of Michelle Barber, who is being asked for £240,000 by her insurance company due to a £120 fine she received due to
Following the recent Metro article, the same case has been highlighted by the Daily Mail.
We featured on the front-page of the Metro, which highlighted the case of Michelle Barber, who we’re working with the try and deal with an issue she has with her current insurer. The article is available online here. Following this article, it was also picked up by a number of other media, including The Star
We featured in the ‘People & Opinion’ section of Insurance Times. As an ex-offender, trouble getting cover led Chris Stacey to join a charity that persuades insurers to offer policies to people like him. He tells Saxon East about the untapped business firms are missing out on and the disclosure minefield that’s holding both sides
We’ve contributed to an article on myfinances.co.uk on the issue of insurance and convictions.
We feature in an article in the Observer, which looks at the issues around home insurance with criminal convictions, and the impact this could have if you have friends, family or tenants who have unspent convictions.
We were referenced in an article in the Insurance Journal. Our view is that the insurance industry is failing reformed offenders who are seeking entry to basic financial security. Writing in the Chartered Insurance Institute’s (CII) publication Thinkpiece, we argued that blanket policies, confusing laws and an overall lack of knowledge among both the consumers
We’ve worked with BIBA (British Insurance Brokers Association) to put together a joint press release on the issue of insurance.
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