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Briefing: DLG has its CEO, so what next?

Direct Line Group has finally announced who will be taking over the permanent role of CEO. But how big of a task is on Adam Winslow’s hands when he takes over in 2024?

Is Hiscox no longer the big bad BI wolf?

Editor’s View: Scott McGee considers how lessons can be learned from how Hiscox, which bore the brunt of the initial reputational hit from Covid-related business interruptions claims, has moved on.

Q&A: Jeff Winn, Winn Group

Jeff WInn, founder and executive chairman of Winn Group, describes the origins of the firm, how it managed to increase turnover by 139% in 2022, and how artificial intelligence could play a significant role in its future.

Creditors set to lose out amid Plexus collapse

Documents show Plexus Group, which has entered administration, owes creditors about £21.5m, and that some are unlikely to receive the full payout, with most unlikely to receive anything at all.

Former Tif Group doctor suspended for misconduct

Tif Group’s former medical director, Dr Miguel Nadal, has been suspended from practicing medicine for 12 months after a Medical Practitioners' tribunal found his ability to practice to be impaired as a result of misconduct.

FCA extends latest product governance survey deadline

Having originally given brokers only a few weeks to send back a “demanding” survey into product governance and distribution practices, Post can reveal the FCA has extended its deadline from 11 August to 1 September.

Big Interview: Sicsic Advisory’s Michael Sicsic

With the Consumer Duty deadline looming, Michael Sicsic, former head of supervision for the UK general insurance retail sector at the Financial Conduct Authority, considers whether the industry is ready for the new regulation.

How insurance boardrooms are changing

Data analysis: An EY survey has reviewed the movements of board members, with insurance showing a higher turnover rate than last year, which might be representative of new focuses within the boardroom.

Q&A: Alex Martin, Clearspeed

Alex Martin, CEO and co-founder of AI-enabled voice analytics provider, and British Insurance Award winner Clearspeed, explains to Scott McGee how the business has gone from helping the armed forces spot attackers to helping insurers catch fraudulent…

Government grills FCA on broker commission

Sheldon Mills, executive director for consumers and competition at the Financial Conduct Authority, conceded the regulator needs to “be tougher on brokers” after Dame Angela Eagle slammed them for “ripping off leaseholders”.

Big Interview: ABI’s Mervyn Skeet

In his first big interview since being appointed director of general insurance policy at the Association of British Insurers, Mervyn Skeet speaks to Scott McGee about the reinsurance scheme for high-risk buildings and closing expectation and protection…

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