Interview: Mike Holliday-Williams: Back from the cold

After more than three years as RSA Scandinavia CEO, Mike Holliday-Williams is back on home soil as DLG managing director of personal lines. He tells Post what he’s learnt from his time abroad and how he is responding to the changes in the UK market

Europe: Pet insurance opportunities

With around $1bn premium volume, the pet insurance market in the UK is by far the world's biggest - but increasing competition and rising vet fees over the past few years have seen what was once fertile ground become a highly contested area, with a large…

Europe: Clearing up confusion

A mid-January decision to amend the European Union's Insurance Mediation Directive - set to come into force in 2016 - through a revised Markets in Financial Instruments Directive has generated much confusion.

IMDII: Full disclosure

The second Insurance Mediation Directive could fundamentally change the way European brokers conduct their business. But will it be kicked into the long grass? Edmund Tirbutt investigates.

Strong growth prospects for Nordic life market

Growth prospects for the Nordic life insurance markets remain strong, but insurers will have to assess the viability of selling contracts with investment guarantees due to high capital charges under Solvency II, according to Fitch.