Scandal, fraud, deception and rabid profiteering have never been far away from the insurance industry. Indeed, it is probably fair to say they have been uneasy bedfellows ever since the modern insurance industry started to lay its foundations in this…
To tie in with his deep dive into the birth of the UK direct insurance market, Jonathan Swift caught up with Direct Line co-founder and Churchill founder and former chairman and CEO Martin Long to talk about the birth and growth of both companies, their…
The history of direct insurance in the UK: How Direct Line and Churchill took on the establishment and ended up as merger partners
As Post celebrates 180 years, Post content director Jonathan Swift explores the birth of direct insurance in the UK and how two key early movers Direct Line and Churchill went from rivals to merger bedfellows in a deal that literally 'shook up insurance'.
Amid rumblings in the tech sector and trouble at We Work, which could drive more insurtechs to seek a sale to incumbents, Lemonade has reportedly put its initial public offering on hold.
Jonathan Swift reflects on whether Direct Line's new "understated" and "inquisitive" CEO Penny James might be the right person at the right time, given the on-going pricing review.
In 2020 the International Association of Insurance Supervisors hopes to make key changes to how systemic risk in the insurance sector is measured and dealt with, in a move that could see more insurers face similar scrutiny to 'too big to fail' insurers…
Following yesterday's announcement by Aviva that Mark Wilson is to step down as group CEO of Aviva, Jonathan Swift reflects on why the move was not such the "shock" some painted it as.
In less than a year in her new role as managing director for Junction and BGL Customer Services, Ali Crossley has helped implement more than 100 digital improvements across the group's brands.
Global broker JLT has appointed an experienced head of employee benefits in Singapore.
AIA, FWD and Prudential led the way at the Hong Kong Insurance Awards unveiled on 26 October at the Intercontinental Hotel, Tsim Sha Tsui.
The 'Diversity Dividend' is the theme of the third edition of the Dive In festival taking place in September.
QBE Australia and New Zealand has appointed Mark Baxter as chief risk officer.
Prudential CEO Mike Wells' pay fell by a third to £6.9m 2016, the insurer's annual report has shown.
Asian insurance markets continue to offer significant opportunity for international financial services group Prudential, the company’s CEO has said.
Prudential, the international financial services group, has reported record group operating profit of £4.26bn in 2016 thanks to double digit-growth in Asia.
Manulife and Prudential both won three awards at the Hong Kong Insurance Awards 2016.
The growing popularity of electric vehicles in Hong Kong is creating opportunities and challenges for motor insurers writes Nicky Burridge.
Zurich has appointed Jack Howell as its new Asia-Pacific CEO. He is expected to join the company on 1 September and will be based in Taikoo, Hong Kong.
Post understands Jack Howell, regional officer for Generali Asia, has resigned.
Senior figures from AIG, Zurich, Prudential and Scottish Widows have been appointed to the board of the Association of British Insurers.
The world's largest insurers will need to ensure they are holding more capital after a G20 Financial Stability Board-sponsored assessment.
China-based companies have taken the top two spots in Millward Brown’s annual Brandz survey to find the top rated insurers.
Generali has appointed Jack Howell as regional officer for Asia after Sergio di Caro was promoted to global head of employee benefits.
Four well-known senior managers in the market have joined 99 other business leaders and backed the Conservatives for the 2015 general election in a letter.