The fact that huge hikes in premiums were the result of underhand tactics indirectly connected to insurers was an unspoken secret in the insurance sector – until now.
Through Freedom of Information requests, Brazil exposed how local police forces were earning millions in back-handed referral fees – costing insurers (and therefore policyholders) millions of pounds every year.
We crunched the stats ourselves and revealed it exclusively – leading with front page of the Metro, one of the most widely-read papers in the UK. After helping the Transport Select Committee bring the issue to Jack Straw, referral fees was raised in Parliament, and we hit the front page of the Daily Mail. After public outrage and widespread coverage the outcome was astonishing – a ban on some referral fees, imposed by the Government.