This week has been a tumultous one for me and the insurance market alike.
Insurance, like many financial services sectors, has a reputation for being pale, stale and male. In Post’s latest research Michèle Bacchus finds out if the description still fits and what the industry is doing to effect change
For the first time ever, I had to purchase home insurance this week and despite working with the insurance industry, I had no idea how to go about it. So I ended up on an aggregator site.
The snowflakes trickling gently down from the skies across the nation remind me of the vast number of people who trickle through the doors of the insurance sector - people, our Census closes today!
Innovations are bringing new technology into our lives at an almost frightening pace. Whether we want to control our central heating from our smartphones or check on our home security, appliances that can be controlled remotely are giving us greater…
As Crawford ‘outperforms expectations’ in terms of growth, Michèle Bacchus speaks with CEO and president Harsha Agadi about his plans for the company
As the frost closes in and warns us of winter, my thoughts turn to safety and vehicles, especially as I found myself slipping over due to the black ice on the roads.
In an increasingly connected world customers are turning to mobile devices to fulfil their needs. How can insurance brokers evolve to protect their future from disintermediation?
Walking around London and seeing the shops and streets beginning to fill up with signs of Christmas, I wondered what industry-related gifts insurance companies might be asking for this year.
In this extra part of the State of the Broker Nation, we find out what brokers really think about their insurers. Michèle Bacchus asked them plainly – and she has received some frank answers
Michèle Bacchus finds out how David Beckham’s legs can help make broking more enticing and attract talent to the sector
In the second part of Post’s research, brokers talk candidly to Michèle Bacchus about the British Insurance Brokers’ Association, the Financial Conduct Authority, the government and the European Union
Post has revisited its research into broking to find out how digitalisation and regulation are affecting the sector. In part one, Michèle Bacchus asks whether brokers can survive the digital age.
A new form of 'social insurance' has been launched today aimed at attracting mobile phone insurance buyers.
Having recently moved from the outskirts of London to Somerset to increase my rebellious teenage son's chances of staying at school, I now understand why Londoners might be considered slightly arrogant.
With more than five million SMEs in the UK and a recent warning that up to 40% of these may be underinsured, it is time for the insurance industry to step up and start tackling this rising problem.
The insurance industry could score points among the young generation
The London Market is keen to encourage innovation, but that will involve overturning tried and tested practices and bringing through the younger generation
The second part of the research asks what diversity means to Lloyd’s and the London Market and how can it attract young talent and people from outside the profession into insurance?
For Post’s third research project of 2016, Michèle Bacchus asks Lloyd’s and London Market players for their views on globalisation, diversity and the future of the market.
As member of the Allianz SE board of management, responsible for global insurance lines, Anglo markets and Russia, Axel Theis is a busy man. Post caught a few moments during a brief trip to London to find out what's in store for this global company.
Risk management will have to further innovate to meet emerging cyber threats, the Airmic 2016 conference heard on Monday.