Aviva

Aviva’s Storah has ‘big ambitions’ for HNW

Jason Storah, Aviva’s UK & Ireland general insurance CEO, has revealed his “big ambitions” for the high-net-worth business, and teased a potential entry into pet insurance, as the insurer is “always looking” at expansion opportunities in personal lines.

Q&A: Waseem Malik, Aviva

Aviva’s chief claims officer Waseem Malik spoke to Insurance Post about the evolution of claims roles, the progress of Aviva's digital transformation, and emerging trends in fraud.

Could the CMA fire the starting gun to unlock M&A in 2024?

News Editor's view: With increased M&A activity predicted for 2024, news editor Scott McGee asks: Is the industry waiting with bated breath to find out the outcome of the Competition and Markets Authority’s investigation into the Markerstudy/Atlanta deal?

Q&A: Aviva’s Ryan Birbeck and Michael Yabantu

Aviva’s Michael Yabantu, managing director of mid-market, and Ryan Birbeck, broker and client development director, sit down with Insurance Post to talk about the internal changes Aviva has made to make access easier for brokers, what product lines it…

Direct Line rejects second bid from Ageas

Direct Line has rejected a second takeover approach from Belgium’s Ageas, with a spokesperson for the provider known it's red telephone on wheels mascot claiming it's rival continues to “significantly undervalue” the business.

Aviva to continue pricing ‘ahead of inflation’

Jane Poole, Aviva’s chief financial officer for UK & Ireland General Insurance, has said the insurer will still price ahead of inflation moving forward, after seeing "early signs" of the motor market softening.

Insurance chiefs who smashed ceilings now walk on broken glass

Editor’s View: On International Women’s Day, Emma Ann Hughes argues the insurance industry needs to battle against ‘diversity fatigue’ and acknowledge the fight for inclusivity must continue until barriers to women’s career progression and equal pay are…

Aviva cites ‘favourable’ PL rating as UK&I GI profits surge

Aviva has reported its UK and Ireland general insurance business grew gross written premiums by 16% while the provider’s operating profit surged 63% in 2023, and GI CEO Jason Storah said he is “confident” the business “will build on success” in 2024.

How women are smashing insurance’s glass ceilings

Ahead of International Women’s Day (8 March), Insurance Post Editor Emma Ann Hughes examines how glass ceilings in insurance are being smashed and whether presenteeism rearing its ugly head could stunt further female progress in the industry.

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