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.
Content Director's View: With non-standard motor insurer Lumun looking for Prudential Regulation Authority authorisation, Jonathan Swift asks whether we might be entering a new dawn for home grown insurance companies.
Former CEO of Somerset Bridge, Liz Bilney hopes to launch a new Prudential Regulation Authority authorised insurer Lumun by Q4 this year, Insurance Post can exclusively reveal.
Insurance Post recently gathered together a group of insurance technology experts to discuss the digital and data trends and developments the market can expect to gain traction on in 2023 and beyond. Jonathan Swift recounts some of the most notable…
Content director's view: Jonathan Swift reflects on what Direct Line Group's trading update, and decision to scrap its 2022 dividend, might mean for both it and the UK insurance market.
After Many Pets became the latest insurtech to list Munich Re as a former capacity provider this week. Jonathan Swift looks at what has become of the once omnipresent go-to partner for start-ups.
Have you – or do you know someone within your team – that has what it takes to be the Claims Apprentice 2023?
Kudo, the insurtech motor start-up set up by former Esure CEO and Legal & General MD Peter Graham, is seeking partners in the open banking, insurer and aggregator space after falling short in a crowdfunding round.
Trevor Latimer, the man who helped spearhead McLarens major push into the UK and Irish markets, has passed away.
Insurance Post has teamed up with Verisk for a new video show, in which we tasked six industry rising stars to solve some of the biggest historic challenges faced by the market over the past two centuries.
One of the biggest stories of the last month was Amazon’s first foray into mainstream personal lines insurance in the UK.
The holding companies of UK insurtech unicorns Zego and Marshmallow have both reported losses for the financial year ending on 31 December 2021.
During its first month of trading Axa’s new digital start-up Moja has attracted customers that are on average a decade younger than its other brands, Insurance Post can reveal.
Briefing: Going Blanc again - Lemonade and Trov, a tale of two US insurtech pacesetters and their different paths to the UK
With Lemonade entering the UK market this week in partnership with Aviva, Jonathan Swift reflects on the similarities between its push and that of Trov in 2016. Not least the role of Amanda Blanc.
Having overseen a name change from Horwich Farrelly, CEO Ronan McCann and chairman John O’Roarke explain how the rebranded HF is shaping up for a future of diversification, M&A and staff ownership as it looks to become the Admiral of the legal sector.
As the final two Conservative leadership hopefuls entered the final furlong of their campaigns towards the end of August, favourite Liz Truss’ camp threw a curveball into the media-sphere with claims if elected she would merge the UK financial regulators…
Introduced in April 2005, periodical payment orders might not have grown in the volumes some expected, but still pose challenges for general insurers not least due to their similarity to longevity life risks. Post spoke to both insurers and other…
Start-up life insurer AUL Assurance is targeting general insurers, offering them an opportunity to reduce their exposure to periodical payment order risks. What are the benefits of such transfers and why might the recent ASHE inflation figures make this…
Katy Perry and Taylor Swift, Drake and Meek Mill, and now Markerstudy and the British Insurance Brokers' Association. Jonathan Swift looks at why this latest reconciliation should make the 2022 Biba Conference an even more highly anticipated event than…
Insurance incumbents are still in a strong position to resist the threat of big tech entrants into the sector, delegates were told at the Insurtech Insights conference in London this week.
With the acquisition of GRP, Brown & Brown has finally made a dent on the consciousness of the UK insurance sector. Post content director Jonathan Swift reflects on how refusing to join the UK M&A 'sprint' of the last decade has paid off for the US…
GRP group CEO Mike Bruce has hailed the opportunities afforded by being free from the ‘mousetrap’ of private equity with the business poised to become the largest acquisition to date by US broking giant Brown & Brown.
Insurance Post, in association with GreenKite Associates, recently held a roundtable attended by CEOs and other executive members from a range of managing general agents.