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Insurance

Principles of Insurance

All insurance is based on the following five basic rules or principles:

  • Insurable Interest
  • Utmost Good Faith
  • Indemnity
  • Subrogation
  • Contribution

Insurable Interest

To insure something you must benefit from its existance and should suffer financialy from its loss.

Utmost Good Faith

You must answer all questions truthfully and reveal all relevant information when completing the proposal form or claim form.

Indemnity

The insured person should not profit from insurance. Insurance exists to put the insured person back in the same financial position they were in before the loss, not a better one.

Subrogation

Once an insurance company... (More)

Insurance is protection against an event that may or may not occur. Eg. I will insure my car, as there is a chance that I could get into an accident.

Insurance is a protection against risk. Insurance provides backup or security to anything you want to get. There are many companies that provide insurance on almost everything. Companies charge some amount in order to provide insurances and customers pay it to get security.

Getting Started & Ownership Structures

Why start a business?

  • Challenge: Some people will become restless working for someone else, want more of a challenge
  • Profit: Setting up the business offers the chance of earning profits
  • New Ideas/Inventions:
  • Circumstances: People can be forced to set up their business due to unforeseeable circumstances e.g A redundant worker with a sum of money

Problems in setting up a business:

  • Right Product: getting the right product that will satisfy the needs for the customer fully e.g. Value for money
  • Cash Flow: new starts ups often fail because cash flow issues i.e. run out of cash
  • Premises: finding the... (More)