It is a well-established practice for underwriters to take into account risk management performance when assessing the risk profile of a business.
The future of overseas trading for UK businesses is somewhat clouded by the uncertainty of a post-Brexit world. But what's clear is that it is not just the giants of UK industry that have to grapple with how to work within new rules and channels for trading...
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.
While they differ in scale, legislation and stage of development, today’s US and Indian title insurance markets have one important commonality: both offer interesting new opportunities for growth.
How can an app where players catch animated characters affect the insurance industry?
The vast amount of data available to insurance providers in an increasingly digital world offers extraordinary potential for our industry, allowing us to understand our customers better, to refine our pricing and to improve and personalise the relationships...
The motor claims market is currently sitting in that state of indecision that business - and pilots - like to call ‘a holding pattern' as it awaits three major government consultations. These, to push the aviation analogy to its fullest, are hovering...
Resolutions come thick and fast in January. Most don’t stick until February.
The prospect of a full-blown, opt-out US class action culture, funded by a Plaintiff Bar made fat from its cut of the damages, is not one that most UK insurers would relish.
You may have heard or read that McKinsey reported in its 2015 Diversity Matters report that gender diverse firms were 15% more likely to outperform those that were not diverse, but here's something more interesting.
The world of cryonics, and the freezing of human tissue, is proving a tricky one for the insurance industry.
With more than 300 UK-based managing general agents underwriting roughly £5bn - circa 10% of the UK general insurance market - the MGA is already firmly established within the London market providing a key access point to local markets and the ability...
Mis-selling of payment protection insurance has done little to help our industry and the issue of trust for insurance providers.
As the Year of Rooster starts, it is a good time to reflect on China's evolving economy.
Another year and another Power List from your team at Post.
Dissatisfaction over clarity during the claims process has been highlighted by the recent Financial Conduct Authority review. What can the industry do to make the system work better?
After a slow start to 2017 I suddenly had lots of decisions to make this week about holidays, extracurricular activites and building plans (for my extension).
‘Insurtech´ has been a buzzword in the insurance sector for a few years now, but how many of us have truly woken up to the opportunities that exist for the insurance market within the technology sector?
Scots worldwide are preparing to celebrate the works of poet Robert Burns. Two lines from his famous poem Tam o'Shanter will be spoken at many events: "Gathering her brows like gathering storm, nursing her wrath to keep it warm".
The insurance industry has always been closely connected to the broader economy, but our fortunes are now even more closely tied to macro-economic developments.
Towergate's Kay Martin on why a focus on customer service is the one thing that won't change in 2017
So it's January again and what a year 2016 was - it's hard to remember a more tumultuous 12 months.
I spent a large part of the last quarter of 2016 visiting the British Insurance Brokers' Association regions and talking to the advisory boards and committees as we usually do as part of our manifesto preparations.
Working with government, regulators and trade bodies to build public trust in insurance is a common aim of our profession and more important than ever when considering today's unnecessary claims culture.
The personal lines market has been interesting during the past 12 months.