PREMIUM: As Post celebrates 180 years, we look at the companies that have come and then very quickly gone and ask what today's insurers can learn from them.
Survivors of the London Bridge terror attacks and victims’ families have had compensation paid by Probus, the insurer of the car rental company Hertz.
Increasing interest in big data is a growing trend within financial services and the insurance business is no exception, according to Alexandra Foster, director, insurance, wealth management and financial services at BT.
Over the past decade, the UK’s pet insurance market has seen substantial growth with 7.7 million pet insurance customers in the country. But amid so much uncertainty due to the Covid-19 pandemic, what reassurances are insurers providing to customers who…
Insurance Post director of content Jonathan Swift is joined by Ed Messer, head of catastrophe management at Aon, and David Rubens, CEO of the Institute of Strategic Risk Management, to discuss if insurance is truly our global risk safety net?
Product quality is essential to business survival, and yet these days, it seems recalls are rarely out of the media. Mistakes happen and processes fail, but it’s often with disastrous consequences to the business and the brand. Andrew Robinson, head of…
I'd like to tell you in my spare time this week I've learnt a new language or picked up a new skill but in the true spirit of staying indoors we've mostly been bingeing on Disney Plus, with the Aladdin remake a firm favourite.
Zurich UK has paused the sale of direct travel insurance to new customers joining a long list of providers reacting to the ongoing coronavirus crisis, Post can reveal.
2020 could prove to be a year of significant risk tipping points for insurers, many of them driven by fast-paced political and cultural change says Simon Laird, global head of insurance at RPC.
The government has told the Motor Insurers' Bureau that it will enact legislation to allow ‘black-and-white green cards’, allowing insurers to distribute green cards electronically if the UK is unable to strike a deal with the EU by the end of the…
The Motor Insurers’ Bureau is continuing efforts to secure agreements with France, Poland and Romania to preserve so-called ‘protection of visitors’ rules that would otherwise fall away if the UK is unable to strike a deal with the European Union by 31…
As the number of confirmed Novel Coronavirus cases hit 2014 yesterday, businesses have been advised to make sure they factor the virus into their risk plans.
In the first of a regular column, David Worsfold reflects on the fall out of the conclusive Conservative Party victory in the 2019 general election.
Autonomous vessels and sailing has certainly grabbed many of the shipping – and even day-to-day – headlines in recent times
The Bermudian premier David Burt has sung the praises of his country’s insurance market as a “sandbox” for innovative insurers and called on the London market to collaborate on efforts to drive the sector forwards.
It feels as if 2019 was an uncomfortable year for the general insurance market as it never quite seemed to grasp control of its own destiny. Wherever you look, carefully laid plans were derailed by the unexpected – and often unwanted – intervention of…
The withdrawal deal between the UK and EU does not provide certainty for the insurance industry, the British Insurance Brokers’ Association has warned.
Insurers have been forced into the front line of the fight to stop global warming and climate change and they are beginning to feel uncomfortable and exposed. While several major insurers have issued bold commitments to join the fight to halt global…
Financial services firms have slowed down or paused their Brexit preparations, but "significant work" still remains over business transfers, EY has warned.
The legal definition of when a car is in use and how it affects an insurance claim has long been contentious. Alistair Kinley, director of policy and government affairs at BLM, takes a look at the latest ruling and its likely impact on the insurance…
Rick Preston, head of the intelligence team at insurance fraud law firm, Horwich Farrelly, looks at the claims challenges the sector could face as the next generation of ‘intelligent cars’ hit the road.
Analysis: Joining forces on Adas: How motor manufacturers are looking to work with insurers on driver safety
As insurers complain of double-digit increases in repair costs as a result of advanced driver assistance systems, Edward Murray spoke to motor manufacturers about why the underwriting focus needs to move from the driver to the vehicle.
In the event of a no-deal Brexit, motorists will have to carry green cards in the EU. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg
With the nature of cyber attacks constantly changing Madeleine Shanks, associate partner at Clyde & Co, explains that dialogue between customers and their insurers has never been more important to ensure that cover is proportionate.