Insurance News Bites: 22.10.2021

IE scoured the internet for insurance related news snippets, so you can relax with that packet of chocolate HobNobs and a nice latte. Enjoy.


Ireland has finally followed the UK and most of Europe in approving e-scooter trials. The Irish government announced recently that it plans to approve various city based schemes and some 20 operators are ready to install hire points, plus e-scooters for hire – which will all require insurance of course.

More at the Irish Times on this move.


Broker hubb has expanded its London team with six apprentice level hires this autumn. The challenger broker has made use of the government’s Kickstart scheme, which is aimed at getting working class people into career paths, something IE magazine is 100% behind.

Mark Costello, Founder and CEO of hubb, confirmed: “The Government’s Kickstart Scheme is an excellent way to encourage UK businesses to employ young people looking to find their passion and advance their skillset, while providing access to affordable resource which can help drive business growth.


CoverMyBubble, an insurance broker based in Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire, who offer services across Accrington and Blackburn, has been shortlisted in eight awards at the Protection Guru Awards.

Emma Astley, director of CoverMyBubble told local media: “Being recognised in any awards ceremony is just amazing and makes us extremely proud, but within our own industry means so much more. It’s a tough industry to be part of and to be recognised for making a difference is just so rewarding.


Leicestershire Police have released pictures of a rather agreeable classic car that’s gone missing. The complex case involving drugs revealed that some classic cars had gone astray as well, and this Rover may well be resprayed – and possibly given a new reg number – to hide its true identity. Keep `em peeled as they say.

Detective Constable Natasha Perkins, the investigating officer in the case, believes that classic car enthusiasts in the county could hold the key.

“I am appealing directly to classic car enthusiasts to help trace the whereabouts of this vehicle,” she said. “If you know where it is, or have seen it listed for sale anywhere, then please get in touch.


Christopher Michalke, of Seattle, is due in King County Superior Court today, charged with one felony count of filing a false insurance claim for a $14,753 Rolex watch after an investigation by Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler’s Criminal Investigations Unit (CIU). The luxury watch fan had taken out cover on his Rolex Submariner watch that he bought in 2018 for $14,753. On Aug. 7, 2020, Michalke filed a claim with USAA stating that he lost the watch while he was wakeboarding on Lake Washington.

But insurers investigated and yep, they found the watch in Bellevue Rare Coins shop and there was evidence that he was paid over $8000 by the shop for the watch. Oh dear.

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