Insurers have been found hugely wanting by a business interruption judgment that is a victory for common sense. But the struggle is not over yet, for them or their customers.
The ratings of UK non-life insurers are likely to be unaffected by the Supreme Court ruling on Covid-19 business interruption claims, according to Fitch.
For the first time in a generation a hard market is truly here to stay. As many start to learn what this really means, Post takes a look at the impact on the market and how risk management might make the difference when it comes to coverage.
The industry must address the expectation gap on the back of the Supreme Court business interruption ruling, brokers said as they forecast tougher times ahead for managing general agents.
A lawyer representing Hiscox's business interruption policyholders has called a statement by the insurer stating that fewer than one third of its policies may pay out following this morning’s Supreme Court judgment “misleading”.
The Supreme Court’s ruling in favour of the Financial Conduct Authority on behalf of policyholders in the cases versus insurers over Covid-19 business interruption claims will have long-term ramifications for causation and trends clauses, according to…
The Supreme Court has substantially found in favour of the Financial Conduct Authority in the final stage of the Covid-19 business interruption test case. Post highlights key points given among the reasons behind the ruling.
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Post wraps up the major insurance deals, launches, investments and strategic moves of the week.
Free content: Access market and insurance reactions to the Supreme Court ruling that dismissed appeals against a High Court judgment on insurers paying out in Covid-related disruption on business interruption insurance policies and overturned the Orient…
If you are planning on driving in Europe next year in the safety of your own car, be it for work, pleasure or to visit family and friends, you should be aware how quickly costs can escalate if your vehicle breaks down, according to Ronan Hart, general…
Updated: On Friday 15 January the Supreme Court will return a verdict on appeals in the Financial Conduct Authority’s business interruption test case.
Claims management insurtech Rightindem has appointed Kieran Rigby, formerly global president of Crawford Claims Solutions, as its chairman.
Briefing: Trust in travel insurance has fallen, could ‘Covid cancellation’ cover mean another hit this year?
With trust in travel insurance falling, Post news editor Jen Frost considers the impact of so-called Covid cancellation cover in 2021.
Following criticism from television personality Jeremy Clarkson and minister Lord Stephen Greenhalgh, the Association of British Insurers told Post it refutes suggestions its members may be “profiteering” from the cladding and fire safety scandal.
Property investor Aubrey Weis and his company Elcombe have denied Axa’s counterclaim and the issues set out in the provider’s defence document in the ongoing legal dispute over a £1.7m claim.
The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted a split between what policyholders expect from business interruption cover and what insurers say it offers. Damian Glynn, Sedgwick International UK head of financial risks, asks whether customers are ensnared in a…
The Supreme Court is expected to hand down its judgment in the business interruption test case appeal on Friday 15 January, the Financial Conduct Authority has confirmed.
From trade tariffs on parts and whiplash reform, through to fraud, automatic lane keeping technology and connected vehicles, there is plenty for insurers to keep an eye on this year, says Jon Dye, director of motor at QBE.
Perhaps the only surprise about today’s delay to part one of the Civil Liability Act (2018) whiplash reforms is that they are only being put back one month.
Whiplash reforms have been pushed back to May, Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice Robert Buckland confirmed today.
Late 2020’s storm Bella has driven a “significant” number of claims, loss adjusters told Post, though damage was not witnessed on the scale of storms Ciara and Dennis.
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Post wraps up the major insurance deals, launches, investments and strategic moves of the week
Former Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron has called the conduct of insurers during the coronavirus pandemic “deeply depressing” and urged the Chancellor of the Exchequer to “take steps to protect insurance customers from the actions of insurers”.
Road traffic accident claimants have waited over a year just for their cases to be heard in court due to backlogs exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic, according to an analysis of Ministry of Justice figures by Zurich.