The UK motor market had the unwanted title of the biggest riser in the annual global reinsurance renewal season this January, adding another reason for intense scrutiny on insurance pricing in the loss-making sector
Arron Banks’ Somerset Bridge Insurance Services has appointed Christine Oldridge and Damian Arnold as non-executive directors.
Sharon Beckett has been promoted to CEO of Be Wiser, with Mark Bower-Dyke ending his dual role at the broker and remaining as chairman.
Right now in the UK our politics is stuck fast in factionalism, ideology and conflicting interests, creating public disquiet. Derek Henry, managing director of broking at Brightside, argues business is up in arms too, pleading with the government for…
In just over a fortnight I will be leaving the world of insurance, after 42 months in the job and almost twelve hundred bylines under my belt. Here’s what I’ve learned.
Go Compare was criticised this week for an arguably tone-deaf advert in which its singing mascot was involved in a serious car accident.
Brightside will further invest to grow its managing general agent Kitsune this year, as the number of wholesale brokers with agencies reached 13.
Brightside made a loss before tax of £10.3m for the year ended December 2018, but CEO Brendan McCafferty expressed confidence the business was improving.
Nothing says team building quite like stumbling around a dark maze, falling headfirst into mirrors and haphazardly shooting lasers at your colleagues. Or so the democratic vote we held a few weeks earlier decreed.
Brightside has appointed Derek Henry as managing director of broking, following the departure of Russell Bence.
Brightside managing general agent Kitsune Associates passed 10,000 policies sold last month and is on-track to meet its first year gross written premium target, according to managing director Trevor Bowers.
Brightside’s chief financial officer, Ian Sutherland has left the broker.
Providers with books that are skewed to heavily discounted year one are facing a quandary about whether to change their strategy before the dual pricing review outcomes or wait until after. Either way Brendan McCafferty, CEO Brightside Group, believe…
I was lucky enough to spend last week’s sunny bank holiday on the South Coast enjoying a well-earned rest. For others in the insurance industry it seems that the saying 'a change is as good as a rest' is proving true with some major people moves this…
Richard Beaven, former distribution director at Swinton, has joined Brightside as its group chief operating officer.
Brightside’s new managing general agent Kitsune takes its name from the Japanese word for fox. The animal is much admired in Japanese folklore for its intelligence and supernatural abilities – characteristics all the insurance companies that announced…
Exclusive: Brightside's newly-launched managing general agent, Kitsune Associates, is aiming to reach in £20 to 25m in gross written premium in its first year of trading, with plans to potentially reach £37m within 18 months.
We may have enjoyed plenty of sunshine this summer, but spare a thought for the insurers. The ABI this week reported a record-breaking surge in subsidence claims.
Brightside had been battling for payouts from two legal claims, but is no longer engaged in any litigation under CEO Brendan McCafferty.
Brightside is hiring a chief operating officer now that managing director of insurance David Sweeney has left the Bristol-based broker.
No stranger to controversy, Arron Banks is back in the news and under the spotlight with allegations and appeals
Former Brightside CEO, Mark Cliff has been appointed as non-executive director of Evolution Claims Management.
Personal lines brokers need to juggle competing requirements to achieve success, writes Brightside CEO Brendan McCafferty, explaining how they can get their basics right.
The last few months have seen some major executive changes across the UK’s largest insurance companies.