Markerstudy has appointed former Tesco Bank CEO Benny Higgins as its group chairman.
There will be no job losses from Markerstudy buying Brightside with the brand and Bristol office being kept, Gary Humphreys, group underwriting director at Markerstudy, told Post.
For the record: Brightside sold to Markerstudy; Aviva acquires Axa XL HNW team; Aston Lark buys Bruce Stevenson and Inflexion invests in broking again
Post wraps up the major insurance deals, launches and investments of the week
A few years ago Net Promoter Scores were a buzzword in insurance feedback. However, after a year where the sector has suffered repeatedly from bad headlines over business interruption and Covid-19 payouts, Post asks if firms still want to hear about how…
For the Record: BGL rolls out digital claims, Chubb backs Covid-19 cover, Covea in Vitality tie-up, insurtech funding hits £5.2bn and Tractable deals
Post wraps up the major insurance deals, launches, investments and strategic moves of the week.
Markerstudy has agreed a £200m investment led by private equity firm Pollen Street Capital, which will see its debts to Qatar Re restructured and fund organic and acquisition-led growth.
Managing general agent Markerstudy made a loss in 2019, with discussions ongoing around its near £200m debt to Qatar Re.
Fully Comp episode 11: When will we meet again? – The future of insurance networking in 2021 (part two)
Welcome to the last episode of Fully Comp, Post’s video series tackling some of the biggest issues in insurance, for 2020. Today - for a second day running - we will address the question: When will we meet again?
Late on 25 November, the Prudential Regulation Authority and Financial Conduct Authority at last approved Markerstudy’s takeover of the Co-op’s underwriting business – 675 days on from when the deal was first announced.
The Co-op has confirmed the completion of the sale of its underwriting business to Markerstudy after Post revealed the deal had received regulatory approval.
Markerstudy’s long-running takeover of Co-op’s insurance underwriting business could be completed by Christmas after the Prudential Regulation Authority signed off on the deal, Post can reveal.
Analysis: With Ageas and Aviva on board, will Caura be the first motor insurtech to successfully target mainstream ‘Joe Bloggs’?
This week Caura launched its app-based motor insurance offering, which the insurtech claims has the most extensive underwriting footprint of any UK start-up to date.
Tony Lloyd, Labour MP for Rochdale, filed a motion in House of Commons on 1 September calling on Co-op to review its decision to sell the Manchester-based insurance business to Markerstudy.
Today members of trade union Unite the Union gathered outside the Rochdale Pioneers Museum in Greater Manchester to oppose incoming job losses at Co-op insurance and the de-recognition of the independent trade union on its sale to Markerstudy.
Markerstudy's purchase of Co-op’s underwriting business could lead to up to 300 redundancies, with the group telling Post it has committed to keeping 700 staff and is actively engaging with Unite the union.
Trade union Unite has accused Co-op of having "forgotten its principles" by selling its Manchester-based insurance business to Markerstudy, alleging the deal will result in 200 job losses.
Pre-23 March, my diary for 2020 was already reasonably committed. The usual mix of work and family obligations, interspersed with one or two holiday highlights, not dissimilar, I imagine, to the majority of my friends and colleagues.
Virtual Roundtable: Has Covid-19 helped speed up the digitalisation of insurance customer communications?’
Post gathered a group of experts together for an interactive digital roundtable at which we discussed how insurers and their partners can maximise satisfaction, despite policyholders being in lockdown; and build long-standing relationships that will…
Trakm8 has appointed Penny Searles as a non-executive director to help lead on the vehicle technology specialist’s strategic vision and commercial growth.
Insurance recruiters told Post Covid-19 is being used as an excuse for companies to streamline their businesses.
Aviva’s advice on executive pay and corporate governance and responsibility is bang on the money.
Amid almost 500 redundancies at Markerstudy, the group's board has taken a 50% pay cut, Post can reveal.
Complete Cover boosts management team with four hires including ex-Markerstudy and Brightside leader Russell Bence
Non-standard motor specialist Complete Cover Group has recruited a four-strong team of senior managers with experience from Hastings, Kwik Fit, Markerstudy, Brightside and Ageas.
Markerstudy has opened a “redundancy consultation exercise”, the insurer has confirmed.