Motoring group The AA has confirmed holding takeover talks with three private equity parties as it discusses “a wide range of potential refinancing options”.
Insurance Covid-cast: Grumpy old insurance execs - Bunker, Cooter, Hanks and Smith on trading through a hard market
For the 36th episode of Post and Insurance Age’s Covid-Cast video series we gathered together an esteemed panel of ‘grumpy old insurance execs’ to talk about how to trade through a hard market, something many might have not experienced before.
Former Zurich UK general insurance CEO Dave Smith has joined AIG UK as a non-executive director and is set to become chair of the risk committee.
Janet Connor will be stepping down as managing director of insurance at the AA this summer with former RSA UK personal lines MD David Coughlan taking up the role, Post can reveal.
The gender pay gaps of top insurance brokerages showed little movement in 2019, with the divide between the mean pay of men and women shrinking by 0.33% while the gap in median pay grew by 0.34%.
Being a non-executive director of an insurance business is never boring but it’s fair to say that navigating the way through the current Covid-19 crisis is a completely new challenge and there are critical lessons that can be learnt from past crisis…
Insurers plead with government to make early call on further whiplash reform delay in light of Covid-19
The whiplash reforms implementation date should be delayed and a realistic timescale put in light of the Covid-19 epidemic.
It is now just over a week since the Prime Minister locked down the UK on 23 March to help slow down the coronavirus pandemic, strict measures which have seen traffic significantly reduced on the UK’s roads. Post content director Jonathan Swift spoke to…
The AA and Sabre Insurance Group have both delayed the publication of their preliminary financial results after a request from the Financial Conduct Authority to all UK listed companies last week.
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.
Personal lines insurance providers are faced with a potentially “lethal” situation if call centre staff cannot go into work en masse due to coronavirus disruption, compliance experts have cautioned. Post asked brokers and insurers how they are preparing…
180 Years of Post - The history of direct insurance in the UK: How Direct Line and Churchill took on the establishment and ended up as merger partners
As Post celebrates 180 years, Post content director Jonathan Swift explores the birth of direct insurance in the UK and how two key early movers Direct Line and Churchill went from rivals to merger bedfellows in a deal that literally 'shook up insurance'.
Zurich was the big winner at the 2019 Post Insurance Fraud Awards picking up three awards, and a highly commended including top prize in the Investigation of the Year category.
Insurers have welcomed a Parliamentary report calling for tougher restrictions on using hands free mobile devices while driving.
Share prices for the AA fell this morning, following investor Woodford Investment Management significantly reducing its stake in the business.
In anticipation of the new discount rate announcement, expected by 5 August 2019, many insurers have already started to price and reserve at 0%
Exclusive: The government should close legal loopholes which could prevent owners of vehicles installed with mandatory speed limiters from claiming on their motor insurance, lawyers have warned.
Former LV boss Phil Bunker will replace Jonathan Roe on the regulated board of the AA.
I’m a fan of making sure stuff is the right fit - I make a point of trying on new outfits in my own home with accessories and shoes to make sure it all works for me. I also test drove my new car a few times to check it was what I wanted. Aon, however,…
A lot has changed at the AA in the five years since Janet Connor, now director of insurance, joined the organisation. She explains to Jonathan Swift how an investment in data and technology – alongside the relaunch of its insurance company and board…
With the deadline for entering the British Insurance Awards getting ever closer, what better time to introduce the judges who will be casting an eye over these years submissions? Post canvasses them for their favourite memories of previous BIAs and their…
The AA’s insurance arm saw its motor and home books grow in 2018, according to a pre-close trading update.
The cost of motor insurance fell last year for the first time since 2014, according to statistics from the Association of British Insurers.
Both car and home insurance premiums rose over the final quarter of 2018 according to the AA.