Liability insurers are seeing a dramatic increase in claims arising from allegedly defectively installed cavity wall insulation. Tom Corrigan, partner at DAC Beachcroft, asks whether there is cause for concern.
A new telematics provider is about to enter the motor insurance market, targeting the lower-premium segment, beyond just young drivers.
As dead as a CDO-do; terrible pun, but with Andrew Brem departing as chief digital officer at Aviva and not being replaced, Jonathan Swift mulls whether this job title will soon be going the way of this flightless bird
Following yesterday's announcement by Aviva that Mark Wilson is to step down as group CEO of Aviva, Jonathan Swift reflects on why the move was not such the "shock" some painted it as.
A flooded home can be traumatic, especially for children. Jonathan Davison, strategic development director at the British Damage Management Association, explains how the claims process can be designed to protect the mental wellbeing of younger family…
Ascending the Alps, relaunching rugby and seven marathons in seven days
As insurers are trying to tackle rising escape of water claims costs, loss adjusters are developing increasingly specialised skills, explains Darren Francis, escape of water project manager at Crawford & Company.
Following on from the publication of the top 100 insurtech firms in April, Matt Connolly, CEO of Tällt Ventures, gives an update on major developments for those ranked in quarter three
The Financial Conduct Authority’s consultation into claims management companies has a gaping hole, warns Kurt Rowe, associate at Weightmans, explaining why it matters for insurers.
Community Cup, defeating dementia, mental health plea and afternoon tea
Insurtech innovators comes in many different shapes including 'angsty', 'arms length' and 'armchair'. However, Dan White from Ninety Consulting argues large businesses should aspire to be 'all- together' innovators to maximise digital opportunities.
Insurers face a variety of challenges when dealing with brain and spinal injury claims. Raouf Achour, associate at Horwich Farrelly, lists the latest treatments - and the medico-legal issues attached.
On A-level results day, Carmen McDonagh, operations director at Complete Cover Group, urges school leavers to consider an insurance apprenticeship.
When my two-year-old licked the sole of her shoe, I tried not to laugh as that might encourage her. But she caught my badly repressed smile and… licked the second shoe. So much for deterrence.
Insurers should brace themselves for higher subsidence claims volumes, explains Sne Patel, head of subsidence at Crawford & Company.
Insurers need to offer discounts for smart home devices, argues Jay Borkakoti, director of home insurance, UK and Ireland, at Lexis Nexis Risk Solutions.
Managing general agents are facing a capacity crunch and the 'decile 10' initiative by Lloyd's to remove underperforming business is increasing pressure, explains Chris Hardcastle, managing director of Capsicum Delegated Authority.
Tough mudders, equal measures and Pride matters
When Paul Geddes took over the role of CEO of Royal Bank of Scotland’s insurance business in July 2009, moving from the retail arm of the bank, and replacing Chris Sullivan, I cannot remember many getting too excited.
Alan Hayes, chief legal officer of Carpenters Group, argues the delayed whiplash reforms will likely bring unintended consequences.
Issues around the likes of data sovereignty have meant that predictive modelling has traditionally been managed internally. However, xx xx argues that this is more costly and makes businesses less agile, especially when major insurable events happen
Hot dry harvest conditions are bringing risk management and insurance to the fore, writes Angus Stevens, client account director, Crawford & Company.
The anatomy of European flooding means insurers and reinsurers should model their potential losses across several countries, explains Dr Maurizio Savina, director at RMS.
The September renewal period for the education sector is fast approaching, providing brokers with an opportunity to explore cover options for new and emerging risks, explains Faith Kitchen, education director for Ecclesiastical.