ABI accuses consumer panel of 'overlooking practicalities' in dual pricing automatic upgrade recommendation
The Association of British Insurers has criticised a proposal from the Financial Services Consumer Panel for an automatic upgrade rule to tackle dual pricing, saying it “overlooks the practicalities of underwriting and product choice.”
A proposal by the Competition and Markets Authority to place targeted price caps could change pricing and marketing models and put pressure on profitability in the insurance sector, Fitch Ratings has warned.
The dual pricing noose is slowly tightening around the insurance industry’s neck. Its laudable attempts to escape from the regulatory hangman seem increasingly futile as the pressure is mounting on the Financial Conduct Authority to take action.
Change is hitting insurers at a much faster pace than ever before. Are they ready to keep up and able to re-establish some of the trust that has been lost?
Insurers are coming under increasing pressure to develop new ways of pricing. But, while data and technology hold the key, insurers face some significant challenges as they move to this brave new world.
An unauthorised car insurance broker has been targeting customers in the UK, the regulator has warned.
Arnold Schwarzenegger’s decapitated head kicked off its last outing on our television screens this week as the FCA counts down to the PPI deadline on 29 August. However, as one battle comes to an end, another may be just beginning.
The Competition and Markets Authority could be given the power to impose fines on companies in breach of consumer law without going to court, under government proposals announced today.
For a while now the insurance industry has been under the spotlight for the sheer volume of sexual harassment allegations its faced. And after Post reported this week the suspension of a senior boss at Marsh sister company Guy Carpenter, following…
Maven Capital Partners has invested £750,000 in a disruptive car insurance platform Honcho, to support the business in launching the product nationally.
The Association of Consumer Support Organisations has urged the Financial Conduct Authority to consider how the market adapts to regulatory change before considering fee caps on claims management companies.
Home insurance premiums could rise 22% for new customers if the regulator moves to axe dual pricing, analysts have warned.
A clone broker is operating under the name Wentworth Insurance Brokers, the Financial Conduct Authority has warned.
Sir Nicholas Montagu will be stepping down as chair of the Financial Ombudsman Service after seven years.
The use of data is widespread but where insurers are on their integration journeys can be very different. Post, in association with Marklogic, brought a panel of experts together to discuss best practice in this area including effective compliance and…
Financial services regulators have formed a working group to collaborate on tackling ‘phoenixing’ in the sector, whereby companies or individuals avoid liabilities or penalties by shutting down businesses only to re-emerge as new legal entities.
Despite a number of technological revolutions, general insurance hasn’t altered much since it was first conceived centuries ago in City of London coffee shops. You Do Pet founder Paul Dennis argues 'claim sharing' might be about to change that.
As we head towards a welcome four-day weekend, the insurance world has been getting in the spirit for Easter in the only natural way: smashing chocolate eggs.
The Financial Conduct Authority has set out its priorities for the year ahead in its 2019/20 business plan, identifying Brexit as its “immediate priority”.
As insurers are likely to appoint a loss adjuster when acting on a claim, customers making large claims may wish to employ a loss assessor to represent their interests. How well are these relationships currently working?
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.
Citizens Advice is calling for the FCA to identify concrete solutions to the loyalty penalty as part of its insurance market study, after its research found that 100% of home insurance profits come from loyal customers.
Insurers are unlikely to get a profit boost from a reduction in fraudulent claims and are instead expected to use savings to keep premiums down amid surging average claim sizes, according to Fitch Ratings.
The Financial Conduct Authority has warned general insurance firms that it "will not hesitate to intervene" if firms fail to meet their obligations to customers.