Craig Thornton, general insurance and protection director for Lloyds Banking Group, succeeds former Ageas UK CEO Andy Watson as chair of the Association of British Insurers’ General Insurance Council.
Aviva’s advice on executive pay and corporate governance and responsibility is bang on the money.
Complete Cover boosts management team with four hires including ex-Markerstudy and Brightside leader Russell Bence
Non-standard motor specialist Complete Cover Group has recruited a four-strong team of senior managers with experience from Hastings, Kwik Fit, Markerstudy, Brightside and Ageas.
PREMIUM: 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.
Top 100 Insurtech Firms 2020: Investment, advice and coaching - what is the attraction of working with insurtechs?
PREMIUM: The insurance sector is difficult to navigate at the best of times, but doubly so if you are an insurtech with limited market experience and a small budget. Post caught up with a number of senior insurance executives who have gravitated to…
This week started out with more questions than answers as Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced his plans to 'actively encourage' those who hadn't been able to go to work through the lockdown back into the workplace albeit with some heavy caveats.
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.
Ageas’ UK operations suffered a £23.5m hit from storms Dennis and Ciara, which drove it into a loss after tax of £2.7m for the first quarter of 2020.
This month we put the insurance industry under the microscope - looking into how much progress the Lloyd's market has made to bolster diversity and inclusion in the sector, the efforts taken to pay out business interruption claims and the industry's…
Former CEO of Ageas UK Insurance François-Xavier Boisseau has joined the board of ERS as a non executive director.
Members of Parliament have called for insurers to refund motorists based on coronavirus lockdown savings, following Admiral's pledged £25 per customer rebate yesterday.
Insurtech start-up Honcho has raised another £1.2m with participation from over 6000 crowd investors on Crowdcube, Insurtech Gateway and existing investors Finance Durham.
I'd like to tell you in my spare time this week I've learnt a new language or picked up a new skill but in the true spirit of staying indoors we've mostly been bingeing on Disney Plus, with the Aladdin remake a firm favourite.
After 10 years with Ageas UK, Andy Watson will step down from his role as CEO at the end of June 2020 to pursue further education and involvement in a small portfolio of non-executive roles.
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.
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…
Analysis: How insurers are helping employees juggle home schooling with work: Joe Wicks excercise videos, support groups and emergency leave
“I’ve just done my first two hours of teaching this morning and I have new found respect for the teaching profession, that’s for sure”. That was one of the responses Post's content director Jonathan Swift received when asked what employers are doing to…
Exclusive: Insurtech Tractable claims it has significantly reduced the key-to-key time for vehicle repairs for client Ageas by at least a week using the latest iteration of its AI technology.
Insurers and others who had planned to exhibit at the British Insurance Brokers’ Association’s annual conference have welcomed its cancellation and pledged to return next year.
Analysis: What will the legacy of Covid 19 mean for the future of work as insurance staff migrate from the office to home?
Insurers might be closing their offices in the face of Covid 19, but they are quick to reassure everyone that it is business-as-usual. Jonathan Swift looks at what insurers are doing in the face of unprecedented upheaval and what the legacy might be when…
This morning Axa told Post it would not be exhibiting at the British Insurance Brokers’ Association annual conference due to coronavirus concerns.
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: Ageas UK has struck up a deal to combine its salvage and ‘green car parts’ suppliers in a move to be more environmentally conscious, cut waste and drive efficiency.
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…