Content director, insurance
Jonathan has written and commented about the insurance industry since 1998 as a reporter, news editor, editor and content director at Incisive Media.
He has appeared on television speaking about topics as diverse as the insurance implications of Michael Jackson's death to the consequences of consolidation on motor premiums; and is a past winner of the British Insurance Brokers' Association journalist of the year and Association of British Insurers general insurance trade journalist prizes.
London-based insurtech Artificial Labs has announced it has raised £4.2m in a seed round to scale up its team, product offering and geographic reach.
Jonathan Swift reflects on the turnaround at ERS and why Aquiline might have decided to wait to sell the motor insuer
Cytora, a provider of artificial intelligence-powered solutions for the commercial insurance sector, today announced the largest funding round by a UK-based insurtech in 2019 as it looks to expand its product suite and enter new territories including the…
Crawford & Company has begun the search for a new president, UK and Ireland, after incumbent Clive Nicholls announced his intention to retire on the 30 September 2019.
Exclusive: A pair of loss adjusters have teamed up with a former Premier League football player to target insurers, brokers and suppliers with a well-being app.
Post content editor Jonathan Swift looks at past aborted insurance bids and talks to consider whether a deal between Aon and Willis Towers Watson is dead, or merely on ice for now
Aviva's share price nudged up a few pennies on Monday as it announced Maurice Tulloch as its new group CEO. Post content director Jonathan Swift reflects on why - despite his initial cynicism - the British-Canadian boss might have the attributes to…
Jonathan Swift reflects on whether Direct Line's new "understated" and "inquisitive" CEO Penny James might be the right person at the right time, given the on-going pricing review.
With the deadline for entering the British Insurance Awards getting ever closer, what better time to introduce the judges who will be casting an eye over these years submissions? Post canvasses them for their favourite memories of previous BIAs and their…
The burden of legacy or heritage technologies is not a new issue for the insurance industry.
Those that work in insurance have long known it has reputation issues.
Having bemoaned the insurance sector's lack of 'pull' in recruiting outside its gene/talent pool, Jonathan Swift suggests Aviva might be about to prove him wrong.
Jonathan Swift asks whether RSA promoting Scott Egan is a sign of the insurance industry's lack of appeal to external candidates; a sign of lack of big name insurance draws in the market; an indication of its risk aversion; or a combination of any of the…
One of the first movers in the insurtech space, Digital Partners now works with over 20 start-ups and wrote £100m of gross written premium in 2018. Its CEO Andrew Rear and chief operating officer Mark Dennis spoke to Jonathan Swift about how a…
After short-listing 30 talented candidates for interview, we can finally reveal the six successful claims professionals that have been selected for the first series of Claims Apprentice.
Digital Partners, the Munich Re-owned insurtech facilitator, has revealed its intention to expand into Asia after hitting £100m gross written premium in Europe and America.
Exclusive: The founder and CEO of insurtech start-up Tapoly, Janthana Kaenprakhamroy has called out the insurtech investment community for overlooking the potential of female founders, as it raises funds aiming for £2m to grow its product and technology…
To celebrate the 25 years of the British Insurance Awards. Post caught up with a host of winners of the Young Achiever of the Year Award
Next year the British Insurance Awards will be held for the 25th time. To celebrate the silver anniversary of the most prestigious event in the insurance calendar, a host of BIA regulars recount where they were when the awards were first unveiled and…
Charles Taylor Adjusting has bolstered its complex corporate liability function with the recruitment of six senior adjusters formerly with rival VRS Verclaim.