To tie in with his deep dive into the birth of the UK direct insurance market, Jonathan Swift caught up with Direct Line co-founder and Churchill founder and former chairman and CEO Martin Long to talk about the birth and growth of both companies, their…
The history of direct insurance in the UK: How Direct Line and Churchill took on the establishment and ended up as merger partners
As Post celebrates 180 years, Post content director Jonathan Swift explores the birth of direct insurance in the UK and how two key early movers Direct Line and Churchill went from rivals to merger bedfellows in a deal that literally 'shook up insurance'.
Aon expects to rebrand Henderson Insurance Broking Group under its global brand on 1 April, Post can reveal.
JLT and Hyperion have agreed to settle a lawsuit brought by JLT in relation to employees who left the broker last year and subsequently joined Hyperion.
Aon has appointed Helene Madell as chief broking officer for commercial risk solutions, health solutions and affinity in the UK.
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The British Insurance Brokers’ Association called for more proportionate regulation as it launched its 2020 Manifesto: Access.
The Financial Conduct Authority has issued a warning after what appears to be data held by the regulator appeared for sale on a website.
Hyperion has £300m to spend and around 20 deals in its mergers and acquisitions pipeline, group chief financial officer Mark Craig told Post as the group announced its 2019 results.
Comprehensive car insurance premiums in the UK increased by 4% in the final quarter of 2019, taking the annual uplift to 5%, according to the latest Confused Car Insurance Price Index in association with Willis Towers Watson.
Optimism among insurance providers has soared to its highest level in years, according to the latest CBI/PwC Financial Services Survey, with brokers also increasingly upbeat.
Rising claims costs in quarter four are expected to put a slight dent in Hastings’ 2019 dividend payout.
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The Financial Services Compensation Scheme has forecast that the failures of Qudos Insurance in December 2018 and Lamp Insurance in May last year will cost £12.4m this financial year.
The Financial Services Compensation Scheme has proposed a levy on general insurance providers of £118m for 2020/21, down £47m on the budget for the current year.
Danish unrated insurer Gefion cannot enter new lines of business or branch out into further territories until it can meet its solvency capital requirement, the regulator has ordered.
Ozlem Gurses, reader in insurance and commercial law at King’s College London and British Insurance Law Association committee member, asks if the oversight of insurtechs is keeping up with the potential damage to consumer protection that new technology…
Go Compare has called for a doubling of the cooling off period for auto-renewals from 14 to 28 days during which time insurers should take “all reasonable steps” to make customers aware their insurance has been auto-renewed.
Arron Banks-backed Somerset Bridge Insurance Services has sold its commercial insurance subsidiary Business Choice Direct Insurance Services to Somerset-headquartered Lloyd & Whyte Group for an undisclosed sum.
Capsicum Re could seek to expand its presence in the US through acquisitions, Gallagher UK broking and underwriting CEO Simon Matson has said, following the company’s acquisition of the reinsurance broker.
The Chartered Insurance Institute is ready to be held to account, having rolled out its priorities for refreshing corporate chartered status last year, professional standards director Melissa Collett told Post.
Global Risk Partners has taken a majority stake in the Birrell Group, based in Lutterworth, Leicestershire. The group consists of Kingsway Insurance Services and Bausor Hall Associates.
Gallagher has taken full ownership of reinsurance broker Capsicum Re in a deal that will see its former CEO Grahame Chilton return to the company.