Digital Fineprint has become the latest UK-based insurtech to announce a significant fund raising round after unveiling a $4m (£3.2m) investment at Insurtech Connect in Las Vegas today.
Trade credit insurer Atradius has forecast that global insolvencies are set to rise for the first time in 10 years, with the UK facing the highest increase of all advanced markets.
How can insurers help customers facing Brexit uncertainly when they themselves face taking a blind bet on whether the UK will face a hard or soft deal when leaving the European Union? David Worsfold investigates.
Start-up Hokodo will work with Scor Global’s Channel Syndicate on an SME invoice protection product.
Debenhams has said it retains a ‘constructive relationship’ with its credit insurers as the ailing retailer has its cover reduced.
Protectionism is posing challenges to the insurance market, but also creating some opportunities, especially for trade credit cover.
Last year, trade credit insurance payouts hit their highest level in nearly a decade, with claims costs running at the equivalent of £4.3m every week.
Allianz is set to squeeze out remaining shareholders of Euler Hermes delist the trade credit insurer from the Paris stock exchange on Friday.
Allianz intends to purchase the remaining shares in Euler Hermes to squeeze out minority shareholders and give the German insurance giant ultimate control.
Allianz has increased its shareholding in Euler Hermes to 92.43%
Trade credit insurer Euler Hermes has named its new chief financial officer, chief operating officer, and head of market management.
Euler Hermes reported a 10% boost in group net income for the year ending 31 December 2016.
It was oddly coincidental that it was Blue Monday, the most depressing day of the year, when Carillion collapsed – placing 20,000 jobs at risk.
Allianz will open a tender offer for Euler Hermes shares on Monday after receiving regulatory approval.
Euler Hermes has reportedly stopped offering cover on new shipments of goods to ailing retailer New Look.
Concerns remain but outlook for global trade shows positive signs, says Axel Theis, member of the board of management of Allianz SE.
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Allianz will aim to buy the remaining portion of Euler Hermes for €1.85bn (£1.65bn).
European political instability and financial regulations are pushing demand for trade credit cover, especially from banks that are keen on optimising their capital.
Allianz-owned global trade credit insurer Euler Hermes has made two senior appointments in Asia.
The scalability of digital innovation is a problem for the insurance industry. What can be done to prepare insurers to create initiatives with the ability to ‘build fast and fail fast’?
A transition deal on goods and services between the UK and the European Union is needed to prevent a sharp rise in UK business insolvencies in 2019, according to Euler Hermes.
Being a digital insurer isn’t about the aptitude but the attitude. This was the conclusion of a roundtable I chaired recently for Post, in conjunction with SSP.
The sharp rise in claims paid to businesses due to non-payment is “no need for concern”, experts have claimed.