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Post wraps up the major insurance deals, launches, investments and strategic moves of the week not covered elsewhere on www.postonline.co.uk
A coalition of brokers working with Hiscox was just two weeks away from solving the problem of Covid-19 business interruption claims but the court case cut the legs off the solution, Ardonagh CEO David Ross has claimed.
Data released by the Financial Conduct Authority shows that up to 3 March insurers had paid out £192m towards interim payments and £279m to settle Covid-19 related business interruption claims affected by the regulator’s test case, with Covéa leading the…
Photographers have criticised Hiscox for the way in which the insurer has handled lockdown-related business interruption claims, with the head of a professional association calling the continued delay of settlements "intolerable".
Hiscox has appointed its area director for the South, Isha Patel, as head of direct commercial in the UK.
Updated: Post tracks the 2020 insurer results season including gross written premium and combined operating ratio - detailing the impact of UK business interruption, weather, motor, home, non-business interruption Covid-19 claims, as well as mergers and…
The UK’s four main mobile networks have all launched a 5G service and by 2022 the whole of the UK is expected to have access. 5G is touted to bring benefits across society – Post investigates what will it mean for insurers and their clients.
Professional indemnity insurance may have slipped down the shopping list of some IT and technology companies, but firms that do take out cover are finding the type of policy limits they are used to harder to come by
There is “no magic bullet” Hiscox can use to remedy the hit to its reputation suffered through the long-running disputes over business interruption cover, the insurer’s global retail CEO Ben Walter has said.
Professional indemnity premiums for independent financial advisers have soared, driven by a perfect storm of legislative and claims change
Post has compiled a list of the 100 highest profile people working at the top for UK general insurers, Lloyd’s vehicles, international insurers with a UK presence, regulators, trade bodies and markets based on how long they have been in the hot seat.
Insurers have responded to draft declarations regarding the Supreme Court’s January business interruption ruling, with the Hiscox Action Group flagging concerns that they may seek to “read down” the judgment.
Experts have reiterated that insurer ratings are unlikely to be hit by the outcome of the Supreme Court’s Covid-19 business interruption claims ruling but noted that there will “meaningful debate” over how much insurers can claim from their reinsurers.
Post investigates how the yacht market has reacted to the Covid-19 pandemic and Brexit, and asks what comes next after years of market hardening and consolidation.
LV, Zurich, Hiscox and Davies Group discussed how automation-driven claims could become a greater USP in the battle for consumer hearts, minds and wallets
It has never been more important for insurers to fine tune and promote the claims journey as a unique selling point. So how can intelligent automation be a fantastic tool in building trust in an insurance brand?
For the record: Ardonagh swoops for PI broker; ERS in ILS push; First 4 Lawyers launches RTA law firm; Marsh partnership and McLarens acquires
Post wraps up the major insurance deals, launches, investments and strategic moves of the week.
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…
Frustrated policyholders call for insurers to ‘take responsibility’ after Supreme Court rules many are due payouts
Policyholders and their representatives have called for insurers to “take responsibility” and “immediately start paying claims” in the wake of a bittersweet Supreme Court judgment on disputed coronavirus-related business interruption policies.
The emergence of a cluster of start up and scale up carriers, or a class of 2020, caught analysts by surprise despite the hardening market.
The ratings of UK non-life insurers are likely to be unaffected by the Supreme Court ruling on Covid-19 business interruption claims, according to Fitch.
A lawyer representing Hiscox's business interruption policyholders has called a statement by the insurer stating that fewer than one third of its policies may pay out following this morning’s Supreme Court judgment “misleading”.
The Supreme Court has substantially found in favour of the Financial Conduct Authority in the final stage of the Covid-19 business interruption test case. Post highlights key points given among the reasons behind the ruling.
Hiscox’s share price fell 4.5% in the immediate aftermath of the Supreme Court ruling in the Covid-19 business interruption test case.
Free content: Access market and insurance reactions to the Supreme Court ruling that dismissed appeals against a High Court judgment on insurers paying out in Covid-related disruption on business interruption insurance policies and overturned the Orient…