Senior reporter, Insurance Post
Emmanuel is senior reporter on Post covering the broking beat.
Emmanuel previously worked for Incisive Media for nearly a decade from 2009 to 2019 as a reporter on Professional Broking magazine and then editor of Insurance Age.
He rejoined Post in late 2019.
The British Insurance Brokers’ Association and premium finance providers have warned of a possible hit to broker solvency in the event of bad debts under the proposed guidance issued by the Financial Conduct Authority last week.
Iprism Underwriting Agency is growing its underwriting and bottom line profits after its restructure last year despite the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, according to managing director Ian Lloyd.
Insurers, brokers, premium finance lenders and more have been told by the Financial Conduct Authority to consider giving payment deferrals and refunds as well as waiving cancellation fees to customers hit financially by the coronavirus epidemic.
The Financial Conduct Authority has ordered firms to analyse if and how the coronavirus pandemic has impacted the value of personal and commercial lines insurance products and take appropriate actions.
Phil Barton, CEO of newly formed Partners&, has forecast that the business can grow from 140 staff and £65m in gross written premium to 350 people earning £50m of revenue within five years without further buys.
Dave Clapp, founder and CEO of The County Group has left the Global Risk Partners-owned business but remains a shareholder.
The Chartered Insurance Institute has made Helen Phillips its first independent chair as it splits the role of leading the board from that of the president.
It clearly is not great for the insurance industry’s reputation “to be in a position where it has so many unhappy customers,” Huw Evans, director general of the Association of British Insurers has admitted.
Be Wiser Insurance has appointed RWA founder Robin Wood and Das UK chairman Neil MacMillan to its board, Post can reveal.
Markel has posted a $1.4bn (£1.13bn) loss for the first quarter of 2020 blaming “significant volatility in the equity markets” due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Market discussions around Pandemic Re options are crucial and serve a "noble purpose", Huw Evans director general of the Association of British Insurers told Post, as he confirmed the trade body is in discussion with Lloyd's and anticipates an invitation…
Exclusive: The insurance industry is heading towards “considerable damage” to its public standing due to its handling of business interruption insurance claims during the ongoing coronavirus crisis, Jonathan Edwards MP has warned.
Chaucer has appointed Paul Jardine as non-executive chairman succeeding Chris Stooke who will retire from the board later this year.
Plaid Cymru MP Jonathan Edwards has tabled an Early Day Motion calling on the government to instruct insurers to put their dividends towards settling insurance claims resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic.
Brokers and industry specialists are expecting to see a spike in claims against broker professional indemnity policies as a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Insurance heavyweights from across the market have come together to launch a steering group to improve the industry’s response to future pandemics.
Former Brightside and Markerstudy boss Martyn Holman has taken up the role of chairman at Arron Banks-owned Somerset Bridge Insurance Services following the decision of Mark Boleat to stand down, Post can reveal.
Rehabilitation specialists RTW Plus have appointed Mark Jones as client services manager.