Atradius' Stuart Ramsden on Brexit insolvencies - and credit insurance becoming a business essential
Brexit and other uncertainties have increased business insolvencies and demand for trade credit insurance, writes Stuart Ramsden, head of commercial for UK & Ireland at Atradius.
Carolyn Mackenzie, director of complex claims at RSA, argues that whiplash reforms are striking a delicate balance well.
The 300-year-old Lloyd's market is changing, says Lee Elliston, claims director, Lloyd's Market Association. The Target Operating Model has seen Lloyd's focus on boosting efficiency and bringing business benefits to market participants. Now the LMA is…
As business insurance is increasingly sold online, Peter Blanc, group CEO of Aston Lark, warns against insufficient cover and lack of advice.
As cyber risk is climbing the concern ladder, Yogesh Virji, head of cyber - UK at Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty, explains how the materialisation of this threat can affect various lines of insurance.
The Insurance Distribution Directive brings transparency but also unintended consequences for customers, writes Peter Thompson, group director of insurance distribution and outsourcing at BGL Group.
Large insurers have the expertise to prepare for the future, writes Sonia Wolsey-Cooper, chief corporate responsibility officer at Axa UK and Ireland, urging them to fund research and strike partnerships for the common good.
Katherine Conway, head of diversity and inclusion and community affairs at Aon, explains that D&I efforts must go beyond recruitment to now focus on company culture.
Insurers need to keep pushing their priorities now for an effective Brexit plan, writes Andy Watson, CEO of Ageas UK, urging the industry to work with the government to achieve a realistic negotiating strategy.
Overall, top-line growth for the 30 largest European insurers has been steady, reflecting the underlying economic conditions throughout Europe, explain Tim Prince and Yvette Essen, director of analytics and director of research at AM Best
Challenging times for the oil and gas industry call for a change in the way insurers address energy risks, writes Nicola Harris, head of energy for Europe, Middle East and Africa at XL Catlin.
The pressure on insurers to deny coal projects any form of cover may actually increase pollution, warns Hamish Roberts, head of JLT Specialty’s London-based power business.
Brokers should value the many in-depth questions asked by underwriters, writes Cecile Fresneau, executive director of the UK insurance division at QBE Insurance.
Dave Brosnan, CEO of CNA Hardy, explains why diversity is a business issue.
Brokers have always innovated to survive and will continue to do so, writes Ian Donaldson, CEO of Autonet and Carole Nash, explaining how technology can help cross-selling.
Insurers are going to focus more on offering an end-to-end service to brokers, predicts LV Broker's managing director Mike Crane, explaining how both professions can adapt to new technology and customer expectations.
GDPR is driving a surge in the European cyber insurance market, explains Mark Camillo, head of cyber for Europe, Middle East and Africa at AIG.
Credit has been underperforming equities and Puneet Sharma, managing director at Zurich, believes this warrants a rethink of portfolio positioning.
Insurance makes the world go round and Stephanie Smith, chief operating officer at Allianz, says the industry should be prouder of its daily accomplishments.
Directors and officers are coming under ever closer scrutiny as pressure is mounting to comply with gender, cyber and environmental requirements, explains Catherina MacCabe, head of the International Management Liability focus group at Beazley.
Insurers need to turn their focus to mental health, one of the biggest people issues facing UK businesses, writes Alex Perry, CEO of Bupa Insurance UK.
Drinking and driving is simply not acceptable to today's society. Why then, asks Maurice Tulloch, CEO Aviva International Insurance, is the same stigma not yet attached to using a phone will driving?
Professional qualifications play an essential role in building industry trust and recognition on the global stage, says Malcolm Hyde, executive director of the Chartered Institute of Loss Adjusters, however, the UK’s Brexit vote could put this into…