Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)

LV’s Heather Smith on crucial brand value

As the industry responds to the Financial Conduct Authority’s pricing shake-up and tackles the ongoing challenges of the coronavirus pandemic Heather Smith, managing director of the LV General Insurance retail business, addresses why having a trusted…

Commission-hungry claims firms target Covid-hit businesses

Claims firms and no-win-no-fee solicitors have ramped up attempts to get businesses to make Covid-related claims with them following the Supreme Court business interruption ruling – but insurance experts are concerned that fees could be as much as 40% of…

Be Wiser’s David Russell on the FCA’s pricing review

David Russell, chief compliance officer at Be Wiser Insurance, was part of the Financial Services Authority team that brought in the Insurance Mediation Directive and statutory regulation of brokers. Here he looks at the implications of the Financial…

Supreme Court BI ruling looms

The Supreme Court will issue its ruling today in the Covid-19 business interruption legal case with up to 370,000 policyholders and their insurers awaiting the outcome.

Blog: Should we return to a standard BI policy wording?

The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted a split between what policyholders expect from business interruption cover and what insurers say it offers. Damian Glynn, Sedgwick International UK head of financial risks, asks whether customers are ensnared in a…

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