Interview: Simon Walker, 1st Central

Simon Walker, CEO First Central Group

It’s been 10 years since motor broker 1st Central launched in the UK, with policies sold exclusively over the phone or the internet. Simon Walker, who became CEO of Guernsey-based parent company First Central Group in January, expects online giants like Amazon or Google will disrupt price comparison websites before other parts of the insurance market. He shares his views on the future of the market with Cecile Brisson.

How do you expect motor insurance to evolve?

The changes we’re going to see are all driven by technology: there’s the technology in the vehicle and there’s the technology in terms of the service

Only users who have a paid subscription or are part of a corporate subscription are able to print or copy content.

To access these options, along with all other subscription benefits, please contact info@postonline.co.uk or view our subscription options here: http://subscriptions.postonline.co.uk/subscribe

You are currently unable to copy this content. Please contact info@postonline.co.uk to find out more.

Sorry, our subscription options are not loading right now

Please try again later. Get in touch with our customer services team if this issue persists.

New to Insurance Post? View our subscription options

Is insurer service really that bad?

News Editor View: After comments from Jensten’s Alistair Hardie earlier this week saying no insurer gets service right and that we should “rip up the service rule book and start again”, Scott McGee asks: Is it really that bad?

You need to sign in to use this feature. If you don’t have an Insurance Post account, please register for a trial.

Sign in
You are currently on corporate access.

To use this feature you will need an individual account. If you have one already please sign in.

Sign in.

Alternatively you can request an individual account here