Helios has (almost) done his work and got the week done. Probably because he has an oven ready plan. To leave the working week and enter the weekend.
For an industry that strives to understand and manage risk, uncertainty is not something that is relished. But with some market hardening, a final report from the Financial Conduct Authority on pricing practices and the possibility of Brexit all on the…
Saga has appointed Euan Sutherland as the groups incoming CEO, with effect from 6 January 2020, as Lance Batchelor retires.
Disruption caused by any regulatory interventions on insurers’ pricing practices is more likely to affect insurers such as Direct Line Group, RSA and Saga than price comparison site-based underwriters such as Admiral and Hastings, Peel Hunt has predicted.
In just over a fortnight I will be leaving the world of insurance, after 42 months in the job and almost twelve hundred bylines under my belt. Here’s what I’ve learned.
Saga has warned of lower margins in insurance even as it saw a surge in its fixed price policy product, which was launched in the wake of backlash against industry dual pricing practices.
Memory Walk, dazzling dress up and the Silver Line cycle
Allianz was among the big winners at the 25th British Insurance Awards at the Royal Albert Hall scooping three individual awards including General Insurer of the Year.
While the topic of digital transformation has been around for the past decade, consultancies continue to warn that further transformation is required. Post, in association with Marklogic, held a roundtable with senior figures from the insurance industry,…
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.
This week, along with the rest of the team, I attended the British Insurance Brokers’ Association conference. I knew it would be an action-packed week - but nothing could prepare me for what was ahead.
Exclusive: Saga has revealed that the three-year fixed-price promise has attracted more than half of its customers.
Providers with books that are skewed to heavily discounted year one are facing a quandary about whether to change their strategy before the dual pricing review outcomes or wait until after. Either way Brendan McCafferty, CEO Brightside Group, believe…
Escape of water claims continue to exercise property claims managers. According to the most recent estimates from Association of British Insurers, domestic escape of water claims cost insurers £483m. With this in mind, Post, in conjunction with Acumen,…
A lot has changed at the AA in the five years since Janet Connor, now director of insurance, joined the organisation. She explains to Jonathan Swift how an investment in data and technology – alongside the relaunch of its insurance company and board…
Aviva takes the crown as digital insurance lead, but insurance as a whole is middling compared to other sectors, according to a report.
Saga has hired Zurich's James Quin as chief financial officer.
It’s that time of year again. The trains are relatively empty, and out of office replies are basically a given.
Exclusive: Saga is looking to divest its interest in bike broker Bennetts, with Ardonagh touted as one of the potential suitors.
Saga’s retail insurance policies grew by just 1% year on year for the four month period from 1 February 2018 to 31 May 2018, a trading statement released ahead of its annual general meeting shows.
Insurers have been exploiting data for decades to underwrite risks. Could they use that know-how to market their products better - and stop tech giants from taking their customers?
Saga has appointed Patrick O’Sullivan as chairman with effect from 1 May 2018.
Exclusive: Cigna Insurance Services has pulled out of the travel insurance market.