Almost seven years after he took over as group CEO, Stephen Hester looks like he is finally closing in on a sale for RSA. The big question, as Post content director Jonathan Swift asks, is why has it taken so long?
This week will have seen many of us who had been ready to get back to the office reconsider, as guidelines across England shifted.
Falling average motor premiums may represent less significant savings for individual consumers than at first glance, experts have cautioned, while a swift return to pre-Covid motor premium levels is "not inevitable."
Admiral has said it faces a “difficult call” with regard to whether or not claims frequency will return to pre-pandemic levels this year, reporting that it saw a 3-4% increase in road accidents last week alone.
Paul Nicholls, chair of the Motor Accident Solicitors Society, addresses the insurance and legal industries’ responses to Covid-19 but warns the pandemic has delayed progress on the numerous issues that need to be tackled ahead of the implementation of…
The cost of motor insurance fell to the lowest quarterly level since 2016, according to statistics from the Association of British Insurers.
While average car insurance premiums fell 5% in the second quarter of 2020, deeper analysis reveals more is going on beneath the surface as Willis Towers Watson and Confused warn of future pricing “uncertainty.”
With analysts cautioning the Covid crunch will begin to bite insurers in the second quarter of 2020, Post investigates what impact the coronavirus pandemic has already had in the first quarter
The coronavirus pandemic has hit people hard in a manner that the insurance industry can’t compute. Bundeep Singh Rangar, CEO of Premfina, looks at what lessons insurers can learn from the crisis.
UK motor insurers made lockdown savings of £1.28bn as drivers stayed home between 23 March and 31 May 2020, research by price comparison website Hello-Safe has suggested.
Briefing: Could Black Lives Matter's landmark purge trigger a brand rethink for some well-known insurers?
As Black Lives Matter activists target statues and landmarks baring the names of historical figures they argue held questionable views, Insurance Post content director Jonathan Swift asks whether this could have ramifications for some of the UK's most…
BGL Group founder Douw Steyn, former Saga bosses Sir Roger and Peter De Haan and Admiral founder Henry Engelhardt are among 16 industry figures to make the latest Sunday Times Rich List.
Providing premium refunds of £20 to £25 to all motor policyholders in the wake of Covid-19 behaviour changes amounts to little more than a “marketing initiative”, Ageas CEO Bart De Smet has said.
John Ludlow, CEO of Airmic, has warned that the insurance industry is at a “critical juncture” due to the coranvirus crisis with member surveys suggesting the hardening market is already forcing businesses to look at alternative risk transfer options.
Motor claims notifications fell 70% at insurer Direct Line Group in April compared to the same month in 2019, as drivers stayed indoors due to lockdown measures.
Covid-19 has sparked plenty of arguments in the motor insurance world, especially on whether customers should pay premiums for vehicles that aren’t going anywhere, let alone creating claims. Carrot's chief marketing officer Andrew Brown-Allan asks what…
In this month's column, David Worsfold, a long-running commentator on the insurance market, explains why he fears the sector got off on the back foot on its business interruption coronavirus response, what Pandemic Re might look like and what impact the…
It clearly is not great for the insurance industry’s reputation “to be in a position where it has so many unhappy customers,” Huw Evans, director general of the Association of British Insurers has admitted.
Admiral confirmed it will recommend a final dividend for the year to shareholders, as it suspended a special dividend.
As insurers are fond of saying, every claim is an opportunity to show their customers the value of what they get for forking out their premiums.
Members of Parliament have called for insurers to refund motorists based on coronavirus lockdown savings, following Admiral's pledged £25 per customer rebate yesterday.
Admiral has pledged £110m towards automatic refunds as motor customers are staying at home and driving less during the UK-wide Covid-19 lockdown.
Exclusive: The majority of UK consumers are not aware that insurers cannot use gender as a factor in pricing for motor insurance or where the ban came from, research commissioned by Post has shown.
Insurers’ gender pay gaps narrowed marginally in 2019, with the difference between the median and mean pay of women and men shrinking by 0.94% and 1.46% respectively among a sample of top insurers collated by Post.