The technology that can radically change household insurance has nothing to do with smart home devices, argues Charlotte Halkett, managing director of insurance product at Buzzvault, who bets on video surveys.
Insurance can help mitigate the economic impact of poor mental health in the workplace, but policy design must adapt to meet the challenge, argues Michael Ryley, partner at Weightmans.
The 'Beast from the East' and storm Emma have caused a surge in escape of water claims, notes Clive Nicholls, UK and Ireland CEO of Crawford & Company, urging the insurance industry to unite to promote preventative measures.
As we mark International Women’s Day 2018, Angela Darling, group risk and compliance director at Complete Cover Group, feels the insurance industry has come a long way towards accepting women onto boards in the last 40 years.
Non-damage business interruption has long existed in the maritime sector and could come ashore for companies looking to protect themselves, especially from cyber risk, explains David Williams, underwriter at The Strike Club.
The news that Axa is to spend $15.3bn (£11.1bn) to acquire XL Group will certainly get the insurance boards around the world chattering.
“We have no doubt that we have missed some Fords and included some Tinchers. But who ends up a Ford and who ends up a Tincher is not pre-determined.”
The surprising departure of Brendan McCafferty as the CEO for intermediated and direct at Axa Insurance last month got me thinking.
Many opportunities are missed to make properties flood-resilient instead of just repairing them, write Dr Jessica Lamond and Dr Rotimi Joseph, respectively associate professor and visiting fellow at the University of the West of England Bristol. They…
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Insurers want to tackle the rising costs of escape of water claims but not enough are investigated to detect fraud or identify third-party liability, argues John Gow, operations manager and senior investigator, IFIC Forensics.
Roll back six years and I remember David Williams, on taking a new role as director of underwriting at Axa, calling for parity in remuneration between claims professionals and others.
The collapse of the construction giant Carillion serves as a warning sign that businesses need adequate insurance coverage, says James Dalton, director for general insurance policy at the Association of British Insurers.
James Tucker, smart technology manager at Allianz, explains why insurers should consider creating an all-encompassing personal cyber cover.
Today we feature a second quartet of businesses with their eye on the disruption prize, all of which will be worth watching out for as the year progresses.
There does not appear to be any slowdown in the number of insurtech start-ups that are aiming to mark their mark on the insurance sector.
Building regulations are being reviewed in the wake of the deadly Grenfell fire and Neil Clutterbuck, chief underwriting officer at Allianz, points out construction details need to be fully disclosed to insurers.
British drivers who have a car accident in the European Union can currently seek redress through UK courts but Brexit could change that. Mark Hemsted, partner at Clyde & Co, lists the points to keep an eye on.
This week, as Theresa May reshuffled her cabinet, the insurance industry underwent its own shake-up.
As the Justice Select Committee prepares to hear oral evidence about the government's personal injury proposals, Carpenters director Donna Scully bemoans the unrepresentative makeup of those giving evidence at a time when those in power need to be held…
The loss of passporting will be a major challenge for insurers after the UK leaves the European Union. Steven McEwan, partner at Hogan Lovells, looks at some of the options available.
Water resilience can reduce the trauma and cost of restoring a flooded property, writes Roy Shevlin, building consultancy services director at Cunningham Lindsey.
Thomas Cowper Johnson, a director at Davies Group company Service Tick, examines how firms with no insurance credentials have managed to build and maintain a relationship of trust with their policyholders.
Nick Ashmore, head of marketing at Response Tap, reflects on what UK insurers can learn from US customer service.