Post news editor Jen Frost mulls general insurance appetite for innovation and, somewhat unintentionally, stumbles on Amanda Blanc as a common theme.
For an industry that strives to understand and manage risk, uncertainty is not something that is relished. But with some market hardening, a final report from the Financial Conduct Authority on pricing practices and the possibility of Brexit all on the…
Her appointment as a NED of Aviva triggered one former colleague to boast 'It’s coming home, it’s coming home, insurance is coming home'. Jonathan Swift reflects on what lies ahead for Amanda Blanc here, at ERS and where she might pop up next.
As 2019 draws to an end, everyone is thinking about what the new year may hold for them, whether it's an exciting new job or simply committing to some small lifestyle changes. One person who has set some plans in motion for 2020 is former Zurich and Axa…
On the back of research into the shape of the future delivery of personal lines, Post held a roundtable, in association with EXL, with experts to investigate how ready organisations are to meet customer expectations as demand for cover evolves in the…
Amanda Blanc will join specialist motor insurer ERS as a non-executive director on 2 January 2020.
Former Zurich and Axa boss Amanda Blanc is to join Aviva as a non-executive director on 2 January, the insurer has confirmed.
The general public might still be split on whether Die Hard is a Christmas movie or not. Jonathan Swift wonders if the resurrection of Norwich Union will prove just as divisive.
Aviva’s decision to bring the Norwich Union brand back into the public sphere is a one-off with no plans to use it on more “propositions or policies”, the insurer has confirmed.
Digitalisation remains the juggernaut that insurers cannot sidestep if they are to remain relevant. However, they risk falling behind more agile rivals if they fail to modernise their back offices: the beating heart of the business which might be in need…
With the Ogden discount rate in Scotland set to remain at minus 0.75%, could insurers in the country start to feel squeezed, and begin to be squeezed out?
This week, Transport for London has revoked Uber’s licence to operate in London, causing fear among the capital residents who often rely on the app-based service to get them home safely after a night on the town.
An insurtech fronted by a former Aviva director is in negotiation with a trio of major insurers about adopting its solution, which co-founder and CEO James Russell describes as “Fit Bit for business”.
The Ardonagh Group has appointed Graeme MacMillan as CEO of product and distribution management within Ardonagh Portfolio Solutions joining from Aviva.
Road Safety Week marked the launch of Post’s Driving out Distraction campaign, in which we are urging the industry to pay attention and pull over rather than using hands-free devices while driving.
Aviva is targeting a general insurance combined operating ratio of 93%-95% by 2022, according to general insurance CEO Colm Holmes.
Aviva’s strategic update brought no “major announcements regarding the shape of the group” and “no real significant changes,” according to analysts.
Aviva CEO Maurice Tulloch has revealed that the insurer is targeting a 20% increase in general insurance premiums by 2022.
Zurich Insurance and its employees were among the big winners at the inaugural Diversity and Inclusion in Insurance Awards last night.
Insurtech Previsico has launched nationwide, aiming to support insurers, brokers and their customers across the whole of the UK with live actionable flood warnings.
Phoenix Group CEO Clive Bannister will step down in March 2020, with former Aviva UK insurance CEO Andy Briggs to take up the mantle.
In a week that was dominated by personal injury fracas, the revelation that Thomas Cook self-insured against all but the “very largest” PI claims may well take the cake for biggest botch up.
Solicitors must declare the source of their claims leads, Aviva has challenged, as research shows a tiny fraction of nuisance calls have the legally-required customer consent.
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