Scotland's redress Bill was passed by the Scottish parliament in March and sets out a fresh way for residential care abuse survivors to access compensation. But attempts to involve insurers and encourage organisations to contribute have left it with a…
Amy Brettell, Zurich head of customer, UK claims, considers the evolving role of technology in claims handling.
Maxine Goddard has joined Sompo International as senior vice president in its international insurance strategic distribution and development team after 20 years at Zurich most recently as director, senior commercial operations business partner.
Atlanta acquires Marmalade; Aviva in SME cyber push; Greenlight seals 13th insurtech deal; and Zurich launches flood pilot
Post wraps up the major insurance deals, launches, investments and strategic moves of the week not covered elsewhere on www.postonline.co.uk
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…
On the 23 March 2020 as Covid-19 infection rates soared Prime Minster Boris Johnson told us to “stay at home” triggering the first National Lockdown. One year on Post spoke to a host of insurance workers - the insurer boss, the broker boss, the insurer…
On the 23rd of March 2020 as Covid-19 infection rates soared Prime Minster Boris Johnson told us to “stay at home” triggering the first National Lockdown. One year on Post spoke to a host of insurance workers about their work and personal experiences of…
Covid-19 continues to wreak “profound damage” on the UK economy, according to Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, but the country’s insurtech sector is staying strong and remains a much-needed beacon of hope
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…
At the beginning of February, national headlines warned of a ‘Beast from the East Two’ as snowy blizzards, heavy rain and gale-force winds were forecast to batter large parts of the country. But a repeat of the hefty claims dent left by its 2018 namesake…
In 2021, the conversation around climate change has evolved at pace. As a major contributor to carbon emissions the construction industry has a key role to play in driving down carbon emissions – could the use of timber solutions help achieve this?…
For the record: Aviva disposals, Beazley creates digital unit, Fenchurch & Partners launches, new D&O MGA Rising Edge and Zurich invests in insurtech
Post wraps up the major insurance deals, launches and investments of the week
FCA calls for even more progress from insurers as number of vulnerable customers reaches 27.7 million
The Financial Conduct Authority has revealed there was a 15% increase in the number of customers with vulnerable characteristics between March and October last year.
The British government is planning to avoid the European Union’s controversial Vnuk law, which requires compulsory insurance for vehicles including golf buggies and mobility scooters even on private land.
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.
With environmental concerns front and centre for consumers when making their buying decisions Richard Pash, UK chief customer officer for Zurich, argues that the insurance industry needs to understand the issues and deliver relevant, specific and…
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?
Charity contributions, championing cricket and continuing challenges
Zurich has named Penny Seach as chief underwriting officer for Europe, Middle East and Africa moving across from CEO of general insurance for Zurich Hong Kong.
Insurers and brokers have increased paid leave and introduced more flexible working arrangements to employees under additional pressure from lockdown restrictions, with a particular focus on those now juggling work with childcare responsibilities.
Robert Kuchinski, deputy chairman of the International Underwriting Association and head of commercial insurance at Zurich UK, has been elected as the new chairman replacing Patrick Tiernan who will be leaving Aviva to become chief of markets at Lloyd’s.
Insurers are concerned that the implementation of whiplash reforms will result in an increase of personal injury claims management companies if fee caps are not introduced.
Insurers have argued that proposed fee caps for claims management companies may be too generous, while the claims sector has cautioned measures could reduce choice and service quality.