Covéa Insurance saw its underwriting profit slashed to £1.8m in 2018 compared to £12.4m in 2017, as its personal lines business felt the impact of claims inflation and adverse weather.
For all the work has been done by the insurance industry to contain and control personal injury costs, many are seeing repair claims increasing as a result of a wider use of advanced driver-assistance systems. Edward Murray looks at what the sector can…
Gift cards may not be very personal, but they are perfect when you are not sure what to get someone. However, if you are anything like me you put them away in a “safe” place and forget to use them in time.
Covéa Insurance has appointed Carolyn Callan as commercial lines and high net worth director with effect from 1 May.
Escape of water claims continue to exercise property claims managers. According to the most recent estimates from Association of British Insurers, domestic escape of water claims cost insurers £483m. With this in mind, Post, in conjunction with Acumen,…
Scor has called on its shareholders to reject resolutions drafted by activist investor CIAM to oust its CEO.
Mid-market is a growth area for many, so Post's second research project of the year aims to ask brokers how well insurers are doing in this sector and what more they can do.
A lot has changed at the AA in the five years since Janet Connor, now director of insurance, joined the organisation. She explains to Jonathan Swift how an investment in data and technology – alongside the relaunch of its insurance company and board…
In February, Post held a roundtable, in association with Aquarium Software, to examine the state of the UK pet insurance market, touching on issues from consumer education and pricing, to how data and technology may revolutionise the market
With Valentine’s Day yesterday, the Post team started the week by bracing ourselves for an inevitable slew of romance-related press releases. We weren’t disappointed.
Scor CEO Denis Kessler has slammed Covéa SGAM CEO Thierry Derez alleging that he is guilty of “repeated misconduct” and claiming he has the emails to prove it.
Scor CEO Denis Kessler has hit back following a letter from activist investor CIAM accusing him of acting in his personal interests by scuppering a takeover move by Covéa and bringing a criminal suit against the French insurer.
Post revisited its popular Census research to find out how closely the sector reflects the society it serves. With so much focus on diversity, gender equality and inclusion, two new areas have been included in the census: sexual harassment and mental…
Scor shareholder and activist investor CIAM has hit out at the reinsurer, following its issuing of legal proceedings against Covéa, its former director and Barclays and Rothschild.
Tributes have flooded in from across the industry to Peter Shaw, former CEO of Thatcham Research, whose death was announced on Monday.
2019 is sure to be mostly about Brexit but, as Sam Barrett explains, there will be other challenges and opportunities for insurers as well
Next year the British Insurance Awards will be held for the 25th time. To celebrate the silver anniversary of the most prestigious event in the insurance calendar, a host of BIA regulars recount where they were when the awards were first unveiled and…
Three years ago, the government established an Insurance Fraud Taskforce with much fanfare. However, in the last 18 months, the project has gone quiet. A report from the latter half of 2017 has yet to be published. Post looks at what the holdup is.
The Ardonagh Group cut down on its losses for the first nine months of the year, down to £48.9m compared to £92.7m in 2017.
The spectre of Brexit loomed large over the insurance sector this year, and although the picture is still no clearer in terms of how the UK market will continue to trade with Europe after 29 March 2019, significant merger & acquisition activity was among…
There continues to be change at the top of the UK's insurer board rooms. But instead of relying on the tried and tested recruitment strategies of the past, Consumer Intelligence's Ian Hughes suggests a more meaningful strategy to get the most out of your…
Exclusive: Debenhams should review its relationship with Arron Banks-owned Eldon Insurance, following fines over alleged data misuse by the company, campaigners say.
As insurance is embracing digital technologies, the most crucial skill it will need is empathy, explains Stephen Walker, director of claims, customer and operations at Covéa Insurance.
No woman should ever be made to feel uncomfortable in the insurance workplace because of the advances of a man.