The UK insurance and long-term savings industry has launched the Covid-19 Support Fund with £82.5m of its £100m target already pledged to help people hit hardest by the crisis.
This week started out with more questions than answers as Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced his plans to 'actively encourage' those who hadn't been able to go to work through the lockdown back into the workplace albeit with some heavy caveats.
Lloyd’s of London has forecast that Covid-19 will cost the insurance industry $203bn (£166bn) in underwriting and investment losses, putting the pandemic on a par with century’s most catastrophic hurricane seasons.
Pool Re boss Julian Enoizi spoke to Post senior reporter Emmanuel Kenning about Pandemic Re, the Office for National Statistics change in the terrorism reinsurer’s classification and using its funds to pay for business interruption claims in the…
Kicking off the Post Claims Club Live digital event today we have a podcast recording featuring experts and industry professionals analysing the impact of Covid-19 on claims operations.
John Ludlow, CEO of Airmic, has warned that the insurance industry is at a “critical juncture” due to the coranvirus crisis with member surveys suggesting the hardening market is already forcing businesses to look at alternative risk transfer options.
Chubb has appointed Robert Wilson as deputy chief underwriting officer and head of underwriting operations for Chubb Global Markets.
Pricing momentum towards a hard insurance and reinsurance market will continue with the coronavirus crisis acting as a catalyst for steeper rate increases, industry executives have said.
The gender pay gaps of top insurance brokerages showed little movement in 2019, with the divide between the mean pay of men and women shrinking by 0.33% while the gap in median pay grew by 0.34%.
This month we put the insurance industry under the microscope - looking into how much progress the Lloyd's market has made to bolster diversity and inclusion in the sector, the efforts taken to pay out business interruption claims and the industry's…
Munich Re today reported “high Covid-19 losses totaling €800m (£699.43m), particularly in event insurance” as it posted results for the first quarter of 2020.
Insurance Covid Cast Episode Nine: Could Tiger King Joe Exotic cut it as a fraud fighter or handle big cats at Lloyd’s?
In the latest Insurance Post and Insurance Age video cast brought to you while our journalists are in isolation lockdown we present first in an irregular series - Covid Culture Club - where we discuss things to watch and do at home.
Crawford & Co's Andrew King on why Covid-19 means the role of risk manager has never been more important
The risk manager’s time has come as realisation dawns on how interconnected and vulnerable we all are in light of Covid-19. That is the view of Andrew King, head of Crawford Forensic Accounting Services UK & Ireland, who warns the spectre of large…
Hiscox has raised roughly £375m through sales of shares, having announced its intention to raise on Tuesday afternoon.
Hiscox has announced an equity placing for up to just under a fifth (19.99%) of its issued share capital.
As part of the Inclusion at Lloyd’s programme six partner networks have been set up to help bolster diversity and inclusion in insurance. Before the lockdown, Post gathered representatives from some of the networks together to find out what progress has…
Lancashire has predicted it faces $35m in first-quarter losses rated to the pandemic, stemming predominantly from business interruption claims in its property book.
Jefferies has revised the probability of Beazley raising equity up to 40%, citing feedback from investors that, were the insurer considering the option, it should come “now or never”.
Markel yesterday confirmed its event cancellation book includes Wimbledon and the Olympics, while it will also pay out on some UK business interruption claims.
Insurance Covid-Cast - episode six: From panic to practicalities, what will BI insurance look like when the Covid-19 recriminations settle down
In the latest episode of Insurance Post and Insurance Age’s new series of video casts brought to you while our journalists are in isolation lockdown we discuss how the insurance industry let the narrative over business interruption become national…
It clearly is not great for the insurance industry’s reputation “to be in a position where it has so many unhappy customers,” Huw Evans, director general of the Association of British Insurers has admitted.
Market discussions around Pandemic Re options are crucial and serve a "noble purpose", Huw Evans director general of the Association of British Insurers told Post, as he confirmed the trade body is in discussion with Lloyd's and anticipates an invitation…
Let the good times [toilet] roll, it's British Insurance Awards shortlist time.
Aon will cut the pay of 70% of its staff and slice executive pay packets as it seeks to preserve jobs during the coronavirus pandemic, but the broking giant’s decision to go ahead with a May dividend payment seems at odds with its message.