Regulation

Insurance M&As expected to focus on insurtech

The days of mega-mergers in the insurance industry may be behind us as consolidation activity has dropped significantly from the peaks of 2014 and 2015. The sector is contemplating this change of gear and steadying itself in the face of waves of global…

Blog: Don't be phased by the IDD

Insurance companies and intermediaries responsible for selling insurance and reinsurance products should not be phased by the prospect of tightening rules to guard against mis-selling, following the publication of the first of two consultation papers…

Q&A: David Nayler, British Insurance Law Association

David Nayler took the chair of British Insurance Law Association in October last year, a body whose membership derives from brokers, insurers and legal firms. He has worked at Aon for 11 years, most recently as head of financial and professional, legal…

Blog: Injured claimants are not lobby fodder

I spent 15 years working for a number of insurance companies before ‘crossing the floor’ to be the managing director of Minster Law, a claimant firm. Whether moving from insurance to the law is a step up the public approval rankings or a step down is a…

Editor's comment: Feeling lucky?

My Irish grandmother always said bad things come in threes. In the last 18 months the insurance industry has faced bad returns on investments, several increases to insurance premium tax and now the huge change to the Ogden discount rate, so the sector…

Roundtable: Tackling the start-ups

As traditional insurers partner with start-up tech companies, the landscape of insurance is changing. Start-ups pose less as threats hellbent on disrupting the industry and more as an opportunity waiting to happen. Post, in association with Mendix,…

Climate change: insurers feeling the heat

The global risk landscape is currently dominated by environmental upheavals caused by climate change. The resulting catastrophes are of concern to people in general and insurers, in particular, tasked as they are with underwriting and managing ever…

Blog: The future of CMCs

Listening to the entirety of the Second Reading debate on the Prisons and Courts Bill last week, I was reminded once again of the pitfalls of short-sighted and ill-thought-out policy changes in the claims sector.