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Blog: Will the FCA ban automatic price rises in 2020?

The regulator has noted concern that competition isn’t working well for all consumers in the house and motor markets but Tony Tarquini, director of insurance for Europe, the Middle East and Africa at Pegasystems, believes a ban on automatic price rises…

Blog: The changing face of the SME market

The SME market is changing, with more IT consultants, gig workers and freelance project managers emerging alongside traditional businesses. To support both the old and new Helen Bryant, director of SME markets at Allianz Insurance, argues the insurance…

Blog: Fail it or nail it?

Post news editor Jen Frost mulls general insurance appetite for innovation and, somewhat unintentionally, stumbles on Amanda Blanc as a common theme.

Blog: Aviva, ERS, ? … What Amanda Blanc did next

Her appointment as a NED of Aviva triggered one former colleague to boast 'It’s coming home, it’s coming home, insurance is coming home'. Jonathan Swift reflects on what lies ahead for Amanda Blanc here, at ERS and where she might pop up next.

Insurtech 100: August - October 2019 quarterly update

As a host of firms featured in the top 100 insurtech ranking raise money, develop new products and spin-off their own start-ups, Matt Connolly, founder and CEO of Tällt Ventures argues that incumbents are been left behind as the insurance sector reaches …

Blog: Event cancellation - the role of the loss adjuster

Last month’s torrential rain that saw hundreds of homes and businesses in Yorkshire and the Midlands devastated by flood water served as a stark reminder of the destructive impact that the weather can have. But this can also have a severe impact on…

Blog: Are MGAs a desirable route to market for insurtechs?

There is so much talk about collaboration between insurtechs and insurers or managing general agents, but John Price, chief operating officer at Scheme Serve, asks is this collaboration out of design or necessity and are managing general agents a good…

Blog: Future-proofing the broker model

The insurance market seems stuck on the idea that digitisation and a move to app-based insurance products, will negatively impact brokers. Inzura CEO Richard Jelbert explains why they should be seen as an opportunity instead.

The NED Blog: Regulation and the regulators

The regulatory agenda is always something of a concern to the independent non-executive director in the insurance market and keeping a close eye on the 2019 and 2020 plans from both the Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulatory Authority is…

Blog: The inclusion risk factor

A number of major disasters are all said to have involved flawed decisions, driven by individual perceptions, according to Angela Peacock, CEO of diversity and inclusion training specialists PDT Global.

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