Movement for Good, artistic auctions and Cupcake Day
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.
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.
In the second of a new monthly series, Post looks into the future at how the insurance market might change, with each part focusing on a specific issue. Jonathan Swift fast forwards a decade to look at how a new era of collaboration and ethics changed…
Trade body urges the industry to continue working together post-Covid as the Ministry of Justice kicks part two of the whiplash reforms “into the longest of long grass.”
There is a “real perception of intransigence from the insurance industry … [and] lack of willingness to engage and support business” during the coronavirus pandemic, according to Caoimhe Archibald, chair of the Northern Ireland Assembly’s Economy…
The 1998 romantic comedy, Sliding Doors, starring Gwyneth Paltrow alternates between between two storylines, depending on whether or not she catches a train. It is essentially a ‘what if’ tale, like much of our lives at the present time, writes Ashwin…
Trade credit insurers operating in the UK market will receive up to £10bn of government guarantees, ministers announced today.
Amber Rudd, former Home Secretary, will lead one of six working groups set up by the Pandemic Re steering group.
The Gibraltar Financial Services Commission has appointed ex Association of British Insurers director general Stephen Haddrill and former director general of the Association of Independent Financial Advisers Paul Smee to its board.
Insurance Covid-Cast episode 16: “From feast to famine in ten days” – How the travel insurance sector is dealing with the Coronavirus with no sales
In the latest episode of Post and Insurance Age’s video series we gathered together a group of travel insurance experts to discuss how the travel insurance sector is coping with a “tsunami of claims” and whether it will bounce back post-pandemic.
The Association of British Insurers missed the point in its response to a letter from One Voice Group, Stephen Gould, chairman of the hospitality representative body, told Post as he reiterated the call for leadership and engagement.
Educating and representing during Covid-19: How insurance trade and training bodies are operating remotely
There has been a lot of focus on how different insurance companies have responded to the Covid-19 pandemic, but what about the representative and educational organisations that are part of the lifeblood of the sector? Post content director Jonathan Swift…
Over the past decade, the UK’s pet insurance market has seen substantial growth with 7.7 million pet insurance customers in the country. But amid so much uncertainty due to the Covid-19 pandemic, what reassurances are insurers providing to customers who…
The UK insurance and long-term savings industry has launched the Covid-19 Support Fund with £82.5m of its £100m target already pledged to help people hit hardest by the crisis.
The UK government has been urged to “err on the side of caution” when dictating the rules of e-scooter trials next month.
The UK government has pledged support for coronavirus-affected businesses which rely on trade credit insurance through a temporary reinsurance agreement.
As investment returns drop due to coronavirus claimant and insurance lawyers have urged parties not to take a short-term view on the discount rate and a possible early review of a dual discount rate saying its a time for "stability and not disruption”.
Coping with Covid-19, celebrating Earth Day and combating loneliness
Should there ever be a zombie apocalypse my friends, family and colleagues know that I fully expect to be the first to be picked off, equally should I ever be lost in the remote woods with a bunch of strangers and a monster on the loose I’d be the one at…
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…
Business interruption, the British Insurance Awards shortlist and Q1 results kept us busy this week, but it was a move by biggest-broker-in-waiting Aon that grabbed the most attention.
The Financial Conduct Authority will ask the courts to rule on whether a “representative sample of the most frequently used” business interruption policy wordings provide cover for Covid-19-related losses.
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.