Association of British Insurers revamps its database

The Association of British Insurers said it expects its revamped motor insurance industry database to be operational by mid 2004. Improvements being made to the industry's Motor Insurance Anti Fraud and Theft Register include: incorporating owners insuring their vehicle with several insurers then shortly afterwards claiming for a total loss from each insurer; and owners reporting a fictitious theft to the police, and then storing the 'stolen' vehicle away until the insurer has paid out. The