With the launch of Blueprint One last September, Lloyd’s has demonstrated its commitment to an ambitious programme of modernisation for the London Market. But, as research conducted by Post with WNS found, opinion is split on the success of the proposed…
Brokers have labelled unrated Danish insurer Gefion going into run off and ultimately liquidation as “no great shock”.
It always seems that when brokers want to be able to provide clients with reductions in costs to help see them through challenging times, the underwriters in the market are facing their own harsh realities and are forced to start insisting on rate…
Our expert panel warns that brokers with EU trade who haven't acted already may have left it too late.
The British Insurance Brokers’ Association has made six board changes across its smaller brokers, larger brokers, MGA and networks advisory groups, its standards council and an internal appointment.
The insurance industry stands ready to participate in the creation of a Pandemic Re vehicle but opinions differ on how it would work.
Brokers and industry specialists are expecting to see a spike in claims against broker professional indemnity policies as a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
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…
Acquisitions in the UK distribution space rose 13% last year, according to research by Imas Corporate Finance. Post investigates what is driving the increase in consolidation and the challenges buyers are facing in their traditional hunting grounds
Businesses disrupted by the coronavirus outbreak may be able to recoup their losses if they have purchased insurance policy extensions indemnifying losses stemming from “notifiable disease”, following updates to public health statutes.
Aston Lark has appointed a CEO and chief financial officer for Ireland, following its expansion into the country.
Sheridan Insurances owner Innovu Group has bought Wexford Insurance Group in Ireland for an undisclosed sum.
Aston Lark has bought Wright Insurance Brokers in Ireland, its second deal in the country having snapped up Dublin-based Robertson Low this January.
It feels as if 2019 was an uncomfortable year for the general insurance market as it never quite seemed to grasp control of its own destiny. Wherever you look, carefully laid plans were derailed by the unexpected – and often unwanted – intervention of…
Goldman Sachs-backed consolidator Aston Lark has acquired Lloyd’s broker Protean Risk.
The fraudulent claims we’re used to hearing about involve banged-up cars and invented cases of whiplash. Ones involving oil tankers, pirates, the Admiralty Judge, and statements given in places as far-flung as Aden and Manila are somewhat harder to come…
Andrew Scola has become Aston Lark’s first group chief technology and operating officer.
A rise in the volume of UK businesses that have cancelled at least one type of insurance cover over the past few years has served to highlight the importance of the broker’s role in the insurance buying process
Goldman Sachs’ merchant banking division’s purchase of majority stake in Aston Lark has completed.
Goldman Sachs’ merchant banking division’s purchase of a majority stake in Aston Lark is expected to close on Monday.
Aston Lark has bought Manchester-based commercial lines broker Buckland Harvester.
Aston Lark made a profit during its transformational year.