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In this month’s column, David Worsfold, looks at insurers’ reputation as they respond to the coronavirus, at why being flexible is key and what the long-term impacts might be
When not working as a property claims handler at Broadspire, Jerry Danjuma is busy training for his next wrestling show.
The first quarter of 2020 has been busy for insurers but as a vital sector to the economy it is important the industry remains strong and competitive
Vicky Sweeney's first encounter with underwriting came at CLS Risk Solutions while she was an international business student. She now heads the managing general agent's rights of light division.
An underinsured business will find it hard to recover from a claim event and the recent storms and floods show that the risks have never been so high – or the consequences so potentially devastating – as when that business is an SME.
Post content director Jonathan Swift ponders whether Parametric insurance will live up to the hype of being The Next Big Thing, in the way that Blockchain has perhaps failed to.
Storms Ciara and Dennis and the floods late last year have brought flooding into the media spotlight yet again, with hundreds of homes and businesses under water, many for the second time in recent years and according to Andrew Morrish, claims director…
John Ludlow, CEO of Airmic, argues that 2020 should be the year where insurance moves from a tripartite to roundtable relationship.
When not working as senior IT service delivery engineer at L&G General Insurance, Richard Sharratt raises funds to help families on their neonatal journey.
Innovation in insurance should focus on continually challenging our processes, our technology and our people to deliver what our clients want writes Dave Walsh, CEO of CFC Underwriting.
After experiencing a fire loss in his family's construction business, Aaron Slattery saw the loss adjusting process and decided to try the industry, this put him on the path to becoming the world's youngest loss adjuster at 22 last year.
A bespoke insurance product for a niche group of customers gives brokers a unique selling point and according to John Dawe, partnership director at RSA it enables them to target gaps in the market, diversify their business or create a new revenue stream.
What a difference five years makes. Back in early 2015, we had a nation blissfully ignorant of the division, disruption and economic uncertainty that would follow the 2016 referendum result, writes Tom Downey, chief underwriting officer at Pen…
The world has long held a fascination with mythical beasts and the younger generation is picking up the passion with Smallfoot, Abominable and Missing Link the latest in a long line of films to encourage children to believe in the magic of the Yeti or…
Tough trading environments are not unusual but the challenges they present have led me to reflect on what differentiates successful businesses from those that flounder. And a lot can be learned from insurance brokers, writes Ant Middle chief customer…
The CEO of the British Insurance Brokers’ Association explains how the trade body picks the topics to lobby on and how the organisation seeks to get members’ views heard by decision makers to change the landscape.
Social media is becoming radically democratised - a macroeconomic trend that the business world is just waking up to, writes George Beattie, director of property and casualty at Willis Towers Watson.
In this month’s column, David Worsfold, a long-running commentator on the insurance market, talks about the fallout from the hardening market, the success of Flood Re and his issues with the Insurance Museum
Outside of his role as managing director at CPP Group, Micheal Whitfield looks after an old farm in Staffordshire Moorlands. Along with his wife, he participates in a 'higher level' Countryside Stewardship Agreement, which involves adhering to a…
If recent trends continue, 2020 is likely to be another unpredictable year for businesses, reinforcing the need to build business resilience and develop more dynamic and insightful risk management writes Cécile Fresneau, executive director for UK…
Ieva Andraityte now manages some of the legal expenses of Arc Legal's largest corporate clients, having discovered a passion for statistics and data analysis at university.
Post has enlisted a managing general agent industry mole to lift the lid on what the sector is really like. Our anonymous commentator asks why the perception of working in the insurance industry is so bad from the outside.
Ozlem Gurses, reader in insurance and commercial law at King’s College London and British Insurance Law Association committee member, asks if the oversight of insurtechs is keeping up with the potential damage to consumer protection that new technology…