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Labour promises to rip up red tape for insurers

Tulip Siddiq, shadow economic secretary to HM Treasury, has promised if the Labour party gets into power she will make sure regulation encourages growth and competitiveness in the insurance industry.

Big Interview: Rachel Lam, ombudsman director, FOS

Rachel Lam, ombudsman director for insurance at the Financial Ombudsman Service, speaks exclusively to Insurance Post’s Editor Emma Ann Hughes about her work with providers and the Financial Conduct Authority to address the sector’s shortcomings.

Pace of motor insurance inflation starts to slow

Data analysis: While comprehensive car insurance premiums increased sharply by 58% (£366) during 2023, Emma Ann Hughes examines how the latest data suggests drivers will not face as big a bumph in the cost of cover this year.

FCA commission crackdown goes beyond flats

Editor’s View: The Financial Conduct Authority’s policy statement on multi-occupancy buildings insurance in September plus the decision to push the pause button on guaranteed asset protection insurance sales last week was “a shot across the bow” on…

Q&A: Colin Fitzgerald, Grid

As Colin Fitzgerald, distribution director of group protection at Legal & General, replaces Howden’s senior risk consultant Paul White as the new chair of Grid, he shares his plans to encourage insurance brokers to see how group protection helps manage…

Amazon’s insurance exit has a Sting in the tail

Editor’s View: Emma Ann Hughes argues that if Amazon had been allowed to watch every move consumers make, then the retail giant’s Insurance Store would have obliterated insurers in the same way it emptied the high street.

More changes at the top of the CII

Hot on the heels of Chartered Insurance Institute CEO Alan Vallance’s exit at the end of last year, the organisation’s executive director of membership and engagement is leaving.

Q&A: Alina Jipa, RSA

RSA’s chief of staff, Alina Jipa, shares ways to tackle insurance’s boring image and improve the sector’s career path.

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