There seems to be a significant number of drivers for change in the SME market, which begs the question how the relationship between brokers and these clients will change. Edward Murray looks at the opportunities available for intermediaries to remain as…
Nothing says team building quite like stumbling around a dark maze, falling headfirst into mirrors and haphazardly shooting lasers at your colleagues. Or so the democratic vote we held a few weeks earlier decreed.
Specialist loss adjuster The Graham High Group has announced that its managing director - who founded the business in January 1995 - is to step aside and become executive chairman.
Business interruption insurance policies are designed to return companies to the position they were in before a loss. While that sounds quite simple, there are wide-ranging and complex factors that can undermine the effectiveness of a BI policy – and…
This month’s dam breach at Whaley Bridge brought a small community to a standstill, with many businesses unable to trade for a full week due to the enforced evacuation of the town and its surroundings writes Sarah Baker, head of business interruption, UK…
The Governor of the Bank of England has described climate as a “big, big issue” for general insurers and reinsurers.
A majority stake in managing general agent Avid has been sold to Beech Tree Private Equity.
With 50 years of drink driving campaigns drunk driving is shunned by society, but with technology taking over our lives it might be time for a distracted driving campaign to make using hands-free mobile devices on the move as frowned upon.
Over the years European Union rules on the free movement of capital have had many beneficial effects for the UK economy. However, according to Ashwin Mistry, chairman of Brokerbility, this has also allowed insurers with lower solvency than would be…
QBE has reported a one-off hit of $62m (£51m) as a result of the change in the Ogden rate in its first half results, without which it would have broken even.
The sustainability agenda has become the latest ‘trend’ for many businesses, with expectations rising for all industries to showcase how they contribute to our environment and help save our planet writes John Keppel, chief operating officer at Zurich.
Hippo, Lemonade and Zego are just three of the start-ups that have been in the news recently. Matt Connolly, founder and CEO of Tällt Ventures, reflects on a what has been happening for the Insurtech 100 since the list was published in May.
Injuries cost the Premier League clubs £221m in the 2018-2019 season, 3% more than in the previous season.
European governments and a wide range of international governmental and non-governmental organisations are looking to big institutional investors to back the development of a sustainable, greener infrastructure. Insurers and pensions funds are top of…
London seems strangely quiet in the summer, most people are away on holiday, and out of office replies are basically a given.
The Whaley Bridge incident has once again thrown the spotlight on insurers, their disaster plans and capacity issues. Alex Dalyac, founder and CEO, Tractable comments that while feet on the ground will never be totally replaced, the industry could be…
Aviva’s UK general insurance business delivered an operating profit of £172m for the first half of 2019, though the result excludes the £45m expense of strengthening reserves following last month’s discount rate decision.
Zurich UK GI has seen an increase of 144% in operating profits for the first half of 2019.
Cyber insurance payout rates at 99%, but the take-up rate of cyber insurance by businesses in the UK still worryingly low, warn insurers.
Three insurtechs have pulled out of the insurance market so far this year, raising questions around the efficacy of selling insurance to millennials and whether more of these firms will fall.
In the latest in his series of Insurtechs to Watch, Post content director Jonathan Swift casts an eye over six more start-ups looking to make a splash in the UK insurance sector.
We talk a lot about reputation. Earlier this year, Post held its inaugural reputation event, which was attended by key industry stakeholders.
Sara Mitchell has recently taken on the role of divisional president for the UK and Ireland retail business at Chubb. She talked to Stephanie Denton about her faith in the UK market, the importance of understanding the risks insurers are writing and not…
Allianz UK has seen commercial lines underwriting profit slip in the first half.