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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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From when the All Party Parliamentary Group on Insurance & Financial Services was established in 1991 to the infamous 10 Downing Street summit on Valentine’s Day 2012 insurance and politics often cross paths. Post investigates the impact insurance has…
A second independence referendum raised its head again in the recent elections for the Scottish Parliament, Post investigates what this would mean for the UK insurance sector
Nearly six months after the UK left the European Union without any deal in place for its insurance and financial services sectors Post looks at how this story is playing out in terms of regulation and what the next six months might bring.
With no post-Brexit equivalence or passporting regime available to UK brokers, they have had to explore other avenues to continue to trade across the European Union. David Worsfold explores the options open to intermediaries and the benefits they can…
The global pandemic of 2020 saw insurers stepping back from coverage in some areas of the market and led to calls of a Pandemic Re backed by the government. Post asks if the government can and should step into the void as the insurer of last resort
As Post celebrates 180 years, David Worsfold takes a look at the years of scandal, losses and court cases that hit the Lloyd’s of London market from the mid-1970s onwards and ask what today's insurers can learn from them.
Insurers will come under increasing pressure to demonstrate their pro-active engagement with the need for effective action to tackle global warming. Fine words, grand gestures and clever marketing will not be enough. Meaningful, effective action will be…
As part of a monthly series, Post looks into the future at how the insurance industry might change, focusing on a specific issue. In the latest instalment David Worsfold looks at transformation of Lloyd’s and the London market in the post Covid-19 era
Insurers must stop 'protecting' the coal industry and start protecting society claimed a climate change group as it urged the sector to drop all fossil fuels.
In this month’s column, David Worsfold looks at insurance past, present and future in light of the pandemic and the recent Black Lives Matter protests.
In this month’s column, David Worsfold looks at the industry’s stumbling response to Covid-19, the investigation fees travel insurers may face and why Brexit needs to move back up the boardroom agenda
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…
In this month’s column, David Worsfold, looks at insurers’ reputation as they respond to the coronavirus, at why being flexible is key and what the long-term impacts might be
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…
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…