Direct Line suspends share buyback as it reports 500% increase in travel claims relating to Covid-19
Direct Line Insurance Group has today suspended its share buyback programme as a result of the volatile conditions arising from the Covid 19 pandemic.
Zurich UK has paused the sale of direct travel insurance to new customers joining a long list of providers reacting to the ongoing coronavirus crisis, Post can reveal.
LV General Insurance Group has posted a 13% fall in operating profit to £93m for the year ended 31 December 2019 as Ogden took another bite out of the insurer’s performance.
In the past, it might be fair to suggest that many claims directors have typically not taken a great deal of interest in the sub-set of motor claims that is ‘total loss’ writes Rob Smale, non-executive director at E2E Total Loss Vehicle Management.
The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, has told the House of Commons that retrospectively changing insurance policies could cause insolvency issues for insurance companies and is not the most appropriate course of action.
The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, has confirmed that businesses hit by yesterday’s government guidance for the public to avoid unnecessary contact through going out can claim on their business interruption policies where they have pandemic…
Existing travel policies likely to be eligible for cancellation claims as FCO discourages 'all but essential' trips
Direct Line reported facing increased calls from travel insurance customers on Tuesday after the Foreign Office advised against all but essential international travel in light of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Association of British Insurers has issued a statement confirming that most companies won't have purchased insurance cover that would enable them to claim following the government's advice yesterday on coronavirus.
A recent report by the BBC about the continued rise of large fly-tipping incidents across England came as no surprise as both the frequency and severity of waste related claims as risen, ranging from relatively minor fly-tipping incidents to large scale…
The popularity of the Chelsea Flower Show has driven demand for small florists to start up and for larger garden centres to expand. Are their insurance needs being met though?
This week the World Health Organisation labelled Covid-19 a pandemic as the number infected worldwide and fatalities from the disease continue to rise. As global stock markets crash sparking fears of a recession, the ripple effect has been felt across…
Motor insurance policyholders – especially younger drivers - are interested in green alternatives to courtesy cars, new exclusive research for Post has revealed.
Exclusive: Zurich has told its insurtech partner Pluto to pull a travel disruption coverage add-on due to the coronavirus pandemic, but says this does not affect Zurich branded policies.
Insurer LV has ceased to offer further travel policies in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
The insurance industry is at something of a crossroads, with regulatory requirements insisting on total transparency in terms of advice and access, and a number of other challenges around capital and distribution. Paul Goodhind, partner and chief…
Is 2020 the year that the electric car revolution really takes off? The next decade will certainly be an exciting time for the automotive industry as Britain’s road network changes to a model of transport. Jonathan Swift, content director for Insurance…
Over the past few weeks, winter storms Ciara and Dennis swept across Ireland, the UK and Central Europe, bringing with them hurricane-force wind gusts and major flooding writes Simon Welton, Swiss Re’s market head for property and casualty for UK and…
Exclusive: Ageas UK has struck up a deal to combine its salvage and ‘green car parts’ suppliers in a move to be more environmentally conscious, cut waste and drive efficiency.
Personal lines insurance providers are faced with a potentially “lethal” situation if call centre staff cannot go into work en masse due to coronavirus disruption, compliance experts have cautioned. Post asked brokers and insurers how they are preparing…
The industry is set to pay out £363m on claims from storms Ciara and Dennis that hit the UK last month, the Association of British Insurers has calculated.
The use of cryptocurrencies continues to grow with investors increasingly regarding them as another asset class, while an increasing number of companies and countries now accept them as valid forms of currency
If the discount rate in Northern Ireland is made minus 1.75% this will lead to price hikes and potentially vast jumps in the cost of individual claims, insurers and lawyers have warned.
From November last year to January 2020 Post gave insurance employees the chance to nominate and rate their employers on topics ranging from management to diversity and work/life balance along with whether they would recommend the company to a friend.
Aviva's business interruption policies will not cover disruption caused by the coronavirus outbreak, the insurer’s general insurance CEO Colm Holmes has confirmed.