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.
The third quarter of 2018 saw a 350% surge in subsidence claims – the highest since records began 25 years ago – figures from the Association of British Insurers reveal today.
Motor insurers are preparing to issue potentially millions more green cards in the case of a no deal Brexit.
Exclusive: Aviva is planning on transferring 1.39 million policies it currently writes in the UK and Europe to its Ireland business.
A last minute opposition attempt to amend the proposed whiplash legislation on its third reading in the Commons, was voted down yesterday.
The average shop-around premium for annual comprehensive car insurance dropped 3.9% over the third quarter of 2018, while home premiums also decreased by 1.2%, according to the AA British Insurance Premium Index.
Consumers might lie online to get cheaper quotes but insurers are using digital technology to detect potential fraud.
Insurers have warned of an extra layer of bureaucracy for drivers in the form of ‘green card’ permissions to drive in Europe, if a no deal Brexit occurs.
Southern cut his teeth in a sales role at the AA, now he is compliance monitoring officer at Insure the Box
Ghost broking is a growing threat and it is spreading to the commercial environment, Post held a roundtable with senior claims and fraud figures to discuss what the insurance industry should be doing about it
Exclusive: Campaigners have called for the Office of National Statistics to collate motor insurance statistics for use in parliament.
This week the UK has been focused on court cases and Inquiries.