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180 years: Hurricanes in history

PREMIUM: The insurance industry has suffered very large losses from natural disasters over the past two centuries and this still remains a problem today, with 409 natural catastrophe events totaling $232bn in losses in 2019. Post looks at some of the…

This week: Contra proferentem

No – it’s not a Harry Potter spell. This week the Financial Conduct Authority said it would whip out the ‘contra proferentem’ argument on behalf of policyholders in its business interruption test case against insurers.

This week in Post: Aon, dó, trí

Business interruption, the British Insurance Awards shortlist and Q1 results kept us busy this week, but it was a move by biggest-broker-in-waiting Aon that grabbed the most attention.

This week: Keep calm and carry on

This week the World Health Organisation labelled Covid-19 a pandemic as the number infected worldwide and fatalities from the disease continue to rise. As global stock markets crash sparking fears of a recession, the ripple effect has been felt across…

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