Conference “Technology Challenges for Insurers”

The Malta Insurance Association in joint collaboration with the Department of Insurance at the University of Malta, have organised a Conference ‘Technology Challenges for Insurers’ at the Hotel Phoenicia on the 14th March 2018. The Conference, which was well attended by practitioners was addressed by experts in their relevant areas of research.   In her welcoming […]

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Wardens will not be giving preferential treatment to certain drivers

In the two and a half months since the point system started, there were around 18,000 contraventions for which drivers had points deducted.  The Local Enforcement Agency LESA, while discussing how this system can be perfected, is excluding the option that the system will show any mercy towards certain categories of drivers, as has been […]

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Roadworthiness tests – Adrian Galea

The European Union has for the past few years taken a lead in promoting road safety and set very ambitious targets – the most important of which is that of reducing by half the number of road fatalities in the union by 2020. The Valletta Declaration, reached at the end of a two-day conference in […]

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Malta Insurance Association on F living Channel

The Director General of the Malta Insurance Association, Mr Adrian Galea together with Mr Keith Mallia Milanes and Mr Francis Valletta were the guests of the programme X’ Laqatni presented by Mr Roderick Azzopardi Custo’ u Mr Andrew Zahra on F-Living Channel  on Thursday 1st February.   The different classes of insurance available on the market were discussed throughout […]

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Enforcement and road safety – Adrian Galea

Now that the festive season is over, it appears to have been another period of relative calm on our roads during which thankfully no fatalities or serious injuries were recorded. As a representative of the Insurance Association which is an active member of the Road Safety Council, I cannot but commend and thank the police, […]

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Understanding the driving penalty points system

Your key questions answered he penalty point system was extended to all drivers on Friday after having previously applied only to those who recently obtained their licence. In all, there are 29 contraventions, for which penalty points will be imposed on a driving licence. When will I lose my licence? Drivers may lose their licence […]

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Driving penalty system stalls

No implementation date set The extension of the point system to penalise reckless drivers has stalled, this newspaper has learnt, with no implementation date set a year after the measure was announced by the government. According to industry sources, the government planned to have the system up and running by July of this year but […]

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QUO VADIS QVR?

This country never ceases to amaze.  What is happening with the Quality Vehicle repair scheme is a case in point.  The initiative was and still is open to all motor insurers in Malta but to date the four major players on the market, namely Mapfre Middlesea, GasanMamo Insurance, Elmo Insurance and Atlas Insurance, are the ones who have […]

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