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David Worsfold

Worsfold Media Service

David has been writing about the insurance industry for over 30 years. As well as editing a range of leading insurance titles - including Post Magazine, Reinsurance and Insurance Age - David wrote for The Guardian for several years and has contributed to most major national newspapers. He has frequently appeared on radio and television as a commentator on insurance issues.

Among his many achievements, David launched the British Insurance Awards, the Rehabilitation First Awards and the Cover Magazine Protection Awards. In 1990 he established the All Party Parliamentary Group on Insurance & Financial Services which has played an influential role in improving communication between the insurance and retail financial services sector and Parliament.

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Articles by David Worsfold

Analysis: What next for arson?

The Arson Prevention Forum, an organisation designed to bring together relevant parties to share ideas, good practice and trends on the fight against arson, has hit pause on holding meetings. Post investigates why and what next where it comes to tackling…

180 years of Post: Tackling arson

Arson has been with us almost since the day humankind discovered fire. It has blighted every society and great civilisations have their own chapters entirely devoted to spectacular acts of arson – just think of the deranged Emperor Nero fiddling while…

Insurance Monitor: On the back foot on business interruption

In this month's column, David Worsfold, a long-running commentator on the insurance market, explains why he fears the sector got off on the back foot on its business interruption coronavirus response, what Pandemic Re might look like and what impact the…

Roundtable: The rush to technology

The seemingly headlong rush by insurers to connect everything, pulling together fragmented legacy systems and IT architecture has left many of them struggling to find the right solutions. Post gathered a group of experts together to see how firms are…

Insurance Monitor: Brexit: finding corridors of deviation

In this month's column, David Worsfold, a long-running commentator on the insurance market, explores how the insurance industry could find itself rather lonely in its corridors of deviation after Brexit is finalised, the complexities of Covid-19 for the…

Analysis: 19th Century insurance frauds

Scandal, fraud, deception and rabid profiteering have never been far away from the insurance industry. Indeed, it is probably fair to say they have been uneasy bedfellows ever since the modern insurance industry started to lay its foundations in this…

Analysis: Review of the Year 2019

It feels as if 2019 was an uncomfortable year for the general insurance market as it never quite seemed to grasp control of its own destiny. Wherever you look, carefully laid plans were derailed by the unexpected – and often unwanted – intervention of…

Analysis: Brexit: A view from Europe

As the negotiations over Brexit reach another crescendo of confusion, especially as the EU, UK and European leaders meet in Brussels, the insurance industry can only look on nervously. Those nerves, spiced with concern, are not just felt in the UK but…

Analysis: Investing in a sustainable future

European governments and a wide range of international governmental and non-governmental organisations are looking to big institutional investors to back the development of a sustainable, greener infrastructure. Insurers and pensions funds are top of…

Analysis: The future of pricing - Tightening the noose

The dual pricing noose is slowly tightening around the insurance industry’s neck. Its laudable attempts to escape from the regulatory hangman seem increasingly futile as the pressure is mounting on the Financial Conduct Authority to take action.

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