The history of direct insurance in the UK: How Direct Line and Churchill took on the establishment and ended up as merger partners
As Post celebrates 180 years, Post content director Jonathan Swift explores the birth of direct insurance in the UK and how two key early movers Direct Line and Churchill went from rivals to merger bedfellows in a deal that literally 'shook up insurance'.
With the holiday break over, this week has seen people across the UK – some somewhat sluggishly – get back to business.
Esure has appointed Peter Bole as chief financial officer, succeeding interim CFO Steve Long who held the position since January 2018.
Former Esure deputy chair Shirley Garrood is no longer a director at the insurer, Post can reveal.
Esure has made a number of senior leadership appointments as part of its digital transformation drive.
Blog: What does Admiral’s move to consolidate its aggregator businesses as Penguin Portals say about the state of price comparison in 2019?
A week after Go Compare's parent re-financed, Admiral has consolidated its global aggregation businesses as Penguin Portals 'to realise its global growth ambition'. Post content director Jonathan Swift ponders if this signals a first step toward…
Zurich was the big winner at the 2019 Post Insurance Fraud Awards picking up three awards, and a highly commended including top prize in the Investigation of the Year category.
Exclusive: Clare Lunn, director of fraud at LV, has been selected as a chair of the the General Insurance Fraud Committee.
It might be the name, but this week I’ve spotted some similarities between Gibraltarian unrated insurer-facing-liquidation Lamp Insurance and an angler fish, sparking some strange and slippery debate in the office.
Esure and Direct Line founder Sir Peter Wood has led a £2.5m seed funding round for sharing economy insurtech Pikl.
Esure has hired QBE’s David McMillan as its CEO with a mandate to fulfil “very ambitious” digital plans for the business, by new owner Bain Capital.
Esure improved its solvency capital coverage ratio to 149% over the first quarter of 2019, having seen it drop to 108% at the end of last year.
Jonathan Swift reflects on the turnaround at ERS and why Aquiline might have decided to wait to sell the motor insuer
Motor-heavy Esure faced a “disappointing” year that saw claims costs mount and its solvency coverage ratio dip.
With the deadline for entering the British Insurance Awards getting ever closer, what better time to introduce the judges who will be casting an eye over these years submissions? Post canvasses them for their favourite memories of previous BIAs and their…
Jonathan Swift asks whether RSA promoting Scott Egan is a sign of the insurance industry's lack of appeal to external candidates; a sign of lack of big name insurance draws in the market; an indication of its risk aversion; or a combination of any of the…
Sir Peter Wood, founder and chairman of Esure, paid £53.7m in tax last year, according to the Sunday Times’ tax list.
Motor insurers are preparing to issue potentially millions more green cards in the case of a no deal Brexit.
Keoghs partner James Heath, pictured, was handed the achievement prize at the Fraud Awards last night in what proved to be a fruitful night for the law firm.
When you head off to an outdoor festival following a heatwave, you cross your fingers and hope the sun sticks around. Unfortunately it seems like the recent tropical spate has done a runner and I spent last weekend trying not to roll down a hill while up…
Esure is looking for a digital-savvy CEO from outside the industry, who will lead a transformation programme when Bain Capital takes ownership at the end of the year.
Esure has received a takeover bid which would see the insurer valued at £1.17bn.
Insurers feel they need to adapt to the digital age but they don’t all agree on how to drive technological change. What culture should they nurture? Post invited a number of industry experts to discuss the challenges ahead