June 2020 was to be the month insurers got their comeuppance on the saga that is dual pricing, but the Financial Conduct Authority has once again dropped the ball.
Having began her career at Commercial Union it always seemed fitting that Amanda Blanc would one day take the top job at its successor Aviva. Post content director Jonathan Swift reflects how the stars finally aligned for her to take up a role that for…
The tragic toll of Covid-19 is incalculable. In less than five months, this pandemic has taken away so many loved ones – devastating families, friends and colleagues on a scale that could not have been imagined. Patrick Tiernan, managing director UK…
A once-in-a-lifetime trip to Disneyland to treat the kids, an all-expenses paid honeymoon to Cancun and a retirement cruise around Europe – for many people the plans for these long-anticipated trips now lay in tatters but insurance isn’t offering the…
News that Danish unrated insurer Gefion had entered run-off and solvent liquidation left us and others in the industry feeling somewhat underwhelmed.
Ben Busfield, operations manager at the Managing General Agents’ Association, discusses how members reacted to the UK going into lockdown and how they are supporting employees and serving clients as the country eases along the pathway to a new normal.
Face-to-face meetings are a vital part of the loss adjusting service and larger claims can’t be managed without visiting sites so for Nikki Sutton, associate director – head of private clients at Questgates, while others have been in lockdown she has…
Briefing: Could Black Lives Matter's landmark purge trigger a brand rethink for some well-known insurers?
As Black Lives Matter activists target statues and landmarks baring the names of historical figures they argue held questionable views, Insurance Post content director Jonathan Swift asks whether this could have ramifications for some of the UK's most…
There have always been points of conflict in the insurer and broker relationship but this week that reached a new low as RSA offered up Marsh as a human shield in its battle to avoid payment of business interruption claims for the Covid-19 pandemic.
As Post celebrated its 180th birthday this year we’ve looked back at how the sector and the publication have weathered changes in technology, regulation and not least two world wars.
When not working as client services director for Sedgwick, Chris Leith travels all over the world teaching English.
In this month’s column, David Worsfold looks at insurance past, present and future in light of the pandemic and the recent Black Lives Matter protests.
Aviva’s advice on executive pay and corporate governance and responsibility is bang on the money.
Briefing: EC3's 'Plantation Place' – Insurers back renaming as London’s Square Mile faces up to slavery links
When the Black Lives Matters movement blew up in the UK following the death of George Floyd in Minnesota I wondered how long it would take before the insurance sector came under the spotlight.
Coming from a background of herding sheep in the Falklands and rearing calves in Northern Ireland, Jake Finlay didn’t want to lose his rural ties after university. He now works on agricultural claims in the South East
Reactions to Tuesday’s Financial Conduct Authority business interruption hearing suggest that insurers – or at least their lawyers – may be misreading the room.
It always seems that when brokers want to be able to provide clients with reductions in costs to help see them through challenging times, the underwriters in the market are facing their own harsh realities and are forced to start insisting on rate…
Despite contagious disease experts and high-profile figures warning of the risk of a pandemic for years, the Covid-19 epidemic caught the world unawares, writes Charles Alberts, head of health management at Aon.
The British Damage Management Association is honouring members from the damage management industry who have gone the extra mile for policyholders, clients and their local community during the Covid-19 pandemic, whether that is continuing restoring…
Briefing: Pat Gallagher’s anti-racism pledge – Simon Matson, Vyvienne Wade and the elephant in the room
It's a positive step that the industry says it is taking a stand against racism and discrimination, but one pledge, in particular, feels somewhat hollow given recent events.
Lemonade will seek to raise up to $100m (£78.5m) via an initial public offering, with its prospectus shedding snippets of insight into its past, present and future.
This pandemic is and has been extremely challenging for many people and organisations and, according to Alex Perry, CEO of Bupa Insurance UK, while all of us have had to adapt quickly its mark will be felt for years to come.
Money won’t make you happy or so they say. Despite this it seems there are more idioms about money than almost anything else and for the many insurtechs reaching maturity and especially for those starting off money is a very key factor.
Some insurers have now decided to pay up on business interruption policies, the regulator has said, but just how much of an impact do these 'u-turns' really have on the BI situation and consumer confidence?