We love board games at our house. One huge cupboard is filled with them and we have four different versions of monopoly in the cupboard and two versions of Cluedo.
Following insurer outcry as the Ogden discount rate was set at minus 0.25%, Association of Personal Injury Lawyers president Gordon Dalyell underlines that the industry is set to save hundreds of millions, while claimants still face an "unfair" rate.
Today’s terror attacks come in many forms – from homemade bombs to suicide bombers, knife and acid attacks to vehicles ramming pedestrians. Chris Parker, head of Beazley’s terrorism, political violence and kidnap & ransom underwriting team argues all are…
2019 has been a year of changes in the London Market. The Decile 10 review at Lloyd’s in 2018 was the most high-profile example of insurance businesses reviewing their operations
Since completing Allianz's 8-week commercial summer internship Will Slade has progressed to distribution manager for the insurer.
Seizure of oil tankers hits headlines but Royston Ford, head of marine and specialty at RSA Risk Consulting, believes the likelihood of cyber attacks occurring are low and can easily be guarded against.
In June, I discussed the topic of ‘inclusion in insurance’ at The Women in Insurance Global Conference in New York, writes Startupbootcamp CEO Sabine VanderLinden. The topic is now taking centre stage in our industry as alongside their credit score,…
When Mark Cookney isn’t working as a construction underwriter at Thames Underwriting, he can be found playing rock covers in his band.
While as an industry we hold large volumes of data and information, actually having valuable, reliable, timely data that is informative and can be turned into insight and action is a different thing altogether, particularly in an industry where many of…
Historians argue over the origin of the word deadline but several online etymology dictionaries claim the term might have been influenced by use of the word in 1864 to mean the “do-not-cross line” in Civil War prisons in the US.
Non-damage business interruption terrorism insurance became available through Pool Re recently. And while Aston Lark's CEO Peter Blanc believes this is good he argues that once again the insurance profession has managed to make the whole topic pretty…
Lee Elliston, Lloyd’s Market Association claims director, considers what the claims workforce of the future is likely to look like.
The insurance industry is on the verge of a seismic, data-driven shift due to the quantity of data available and the ability to turn this data into an action via artificial intelligence, writes Pardeep Bassi, head of data science at LV.
When not working at REG UK as marketing and communications co-ordinator Kiera Tippett is busy competing in triathlons.
After jobs at a bank, an auction house and a caterer, Thomas Hardinge had his eyes opened to the insurance industry during a work experience placement at the London Market Group in 2016.
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.
We talk a lot about reputation. Earlier this year, Post held its inaugural reputation event, which was attended by key industry stakeholders.
With the motor claims landscape set to change following the Civil Liability Act, Motor Accident Solicitors Society chair Paul Nicholls airs his concerns over anticipated delays in the progress of the Litigants in Person portal and how a premature launch…
One in four people experience poor mental health each year, writes Alex Perry, CEO of Bupa Insurance UK, arguing that with a quarter of customers affected by the issue it's important that addressing mental health is a priority for the whole insurance…
When not working as account executive at Clear Insurance Management, Yvonne Baverstock breeds and judges Pyrenean Mountain Dogs.
Zurich's UK CEO Tulsi Naidu explains that insurance premium tax is a regressive tax, which punishes responsible business and the public for doing the right thing.
An insurtech providing software to the insurance industry is a far cry from qualifying as a lawyer in Italy, but Scheme Serve's Valeria Altavilla isn't looking back.
Michael Gaughan has spent over 35 years in the insurance market in various executive and independent non-executive roles. In the first of a series of blogs from a NED point of view, he explains what the function of a NED is.
When starting out as HR director at Ageas, employees were extremely reluctant to admit they had symptoms of stress, anxiety or depression, writes Lyn Nicholls. Unfortunately, this denial resulted in what people like psychologist Professor Tanya Byron…