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…
180 Years of Post - 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'.
With the deadline for entering the British Insurance Awards getting ever closer, what better time to introduce the judges who will be casting an eye over these years submissions? Post canvasses them for their favourite memories of previous BIAs and their…
With less than two months to go before Digital Insurance World 2017, post has collected together some of its best read articles related to insurtech by means of an appetiser for what is bound to be one of the highlights of the year.
Former Churchill and LV general insurance boss John O’Roarke took home the Achievement prize last night at the British Insurance Awards, where his new employer Aviva was among the big winners.
Exclusive: Former LV general insurance boss John O’Roarke has taken a role as a non-executive of the Aviva general insurance and life businesses.
With their restrictive covenants expiring at the end of 2017, the former LV general insurance management are now free to re-enter the market. Jonathan Swift speaks to the quintet about their new consortium ABC Investors, digital innovation and what it…
Industry stakeholders have given the green light to a new structure to support an industry standard for connecting data through the repairer supply chain during the claims process.
Horwich Farrelly has unveiled plans to shut its claimant legal arm, with the 42 staff impacted expected to be redeployed elsewhere in the business.
Partner, ABC Investors
The chairman of specialist insurance industry law firm Horwich Farrelly has declared its growth in turnover and instructions as a sign of its growing “credibility” in its chosen markets.
He was once a top dog at Churchill. For the last eight years he has been behind one of the hottest success stories in insurance with LV.
A huge swathe of second hand tyres sold in the UK do not meet legal safety requirements according to figures from LV.
Looking to France may help bring down claim numbers and prevent fraudsters escaping detection, says John O'Roarke.
Motor insurers have bemoaned the impact of rock-bottom rates on their first-half figures, prompting some industry leaders to rule out further rate reductions in the second half of the year.
While the average 2.2 million viewers of The Million Pound Drop often urge contestants to take a gamble, they are well aware of one vital rule that it seems some insurers have forgotten: if you are not 100% sure of the answer, the only way to proceed is…
Law Society says claimants accepting early offers are being ‘mugged’.
LV’s managing director of general insurance John O’Roarke has said a combination of low investment return and falling premiums means the firm will struggle to hit targets for return on equity in 2013.
David Neave has been approved as a non-executive director at LV, after leaving the Co-operative Insurance at the end of 2012.
Comparison sites and building practices pose problems
It is up to insurers to support government efforts to ensure personal injury claims are handled correctly, says John O'Roarke.
As the British Insurance Brokers’ Association (Biba) conference at the Excel Arena wraps up, Insurance Age and Post have teamed up with LV to bring you the definitive online coverage of the event with the video series #BIBAFever.
John O'Roarke has been appointed as chairman of the Insurance Fraud Bureau where he will take over from David Neave, who stepped down after four years in the IFB hot seat, having left his role at Co-operative Insurance.
LV’s managing director of general insurance has been appointed as chairman of the Insurance Fraud Bureau.