Media headlines about the managing general agent market have recently taken a welcome turn, from all the talk of capacity crunch and crisis to a message of renewed and rising confidence, observes Nick Wright, chief business development officer at Pen…
Exclusive: Wedding insurance customers of UK General and Great Lakes may have been supplied “misleading information” leading to a reduction in Covid-19 claim payouts or preventing them from claiming.
Tim Smyth, CEO of UK General, explains why the next ten years could be a golden decade for the managing general agent sector.
UK General Insurance has posted an operating loss before exceptional items of £7.4m for a 15-month period ended 30 June 2020, more than double the £3.2m deficit the year before.
Some claims on wedding insurance policies sold by managing general agent UK General that were initially rejected are now being paid with policyholders also receiving compensation, Post has learned.
The businesses behind Weddingplan and Debenhams wedding insurance are “considering” the impact of the Supreme Court judgment and what it means for policyholders who did not get lockdown payouts for cancelled weddings, Post has learned.
UK General Insurance lost £7.9m after tax in the year ended 31 March 2019, reversing a £838,582 profit the year before.
Recently appointed managing director of the Managing General Agents’ Association Mike Keating has set out his vision for the association with growth of insurer partners high on the agenda.
When lockdown happened in March some insurers and brokers were better placed than others to continue operating remotely with little or no impact on service. These firms had already been invested heavily in technology to enable more flexible working and…
Former Axa and UK General Insurance CEO Peter Hubbard has been appointed as non-executive chairman of broker Be Wiser Insurance, Post can reveal.
Events were cancelled across the board this year due to Covid-19 but none could be much more emotive than the thousands of weddings that couldn’t go ahead. Post investigates how the insurance market responded.
Qlaims has appointed Liz Latter as chief commercial officer following Mike Keating’s departure to take up the post of managing director of the Managing General Agents’ Association.
Great Lakes faces calls to pay out on wedding insurance after message on UK General-owned Weddingplan’s website suggested policyholders would be entitled to claim as long as cover was purchased pre-lockdown in ‘a particular area’.
Former Axa and UK General leader Mike Keating has been appointed managing director of the Managing General Agents’ Association, taking up the role on 8 September 2020.
Primary Group has bought back a majority stake in UK General Insurance having sold the business to private equity house JC Flowers in 2017.
For every successful start-up, there are many more failures and insurance is no different. Jonathan Swift reflects on some of those that shone brightly for a short time before being buried in the insurtech graveyard.
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Some firms are telling their staff to avoid all but essential work travel in the UK due to coronavirus concerns, leading to some insurance event postponements and cancellations, Post has learned.
Exclusive: UK General Insurance is in “advanced” sale “negotiations”, Post can reveal, with market sources tipping Primary Group as poised to buy the firm back.
Post’s new Motor Mouth Podcast series is proving quite the hit with listeners.
Former UK General CEO Karen Beales has been appointed managing director of Financial & Legal Insurance, replacing Mike Timmons who has stepped down.
Insurance clone warnings doubled last year, as fraudsters got creative in their attempts to scam the public. Post investigates the rise of the clones and asks why it is so tough to police these fraudulent firms
On the back of research into the shape of the future delivery of personal lines, Post held a roundtable, in association with EXL, with experts to investigate how ready organisations are to meet customer expectations as demand for cover evolves in the…
Former Axa and Kwik Fit leader Karen Hogg is returning to broking as chief operating officer of Atlanta Group, Post can reveal.