As insurers innovate, those at the core of insurers’ pricing and underwriting strategies face a growing need to adapt. Post held a roundtable, in association with Sas, to examine what is driving innovation in pricing and what challenges those changes…
The Litigants in Person whiplash portal build may be progressing well, but fraud and a lack of clarity from the government could jeopardise its effectiveness, according to Sabre CEO Geoff Carter.
Sabre’s combined operating ratio remained in its target of within the mid-70s range, while premiums shrank 7% in the first half of 2019.
One in four people experience poor mental health each year, writes Alex Perry, CEO of Bupa Insurance UK, arguing that with a quarter of customers affected by the issue it's important that addressing mental health is a priority for the whole insurance…
Government changes to personal injury calculations are set to add to motor insurance costs going forward, insurers have warned.
In 2018 insurers dealt with 228,000 escape of water claims, at a cost of £617m – an increase from £529m paid out five years ago, according to statistics from the Association of British Insurers. With the rising cost of claims, can technology help reduce…
Thursday seemed an appropriate day for insurtech Hippo to announce the outcome of its latest funding round – with temperatures reaching 38°C in places, the urge to emulate the mud-wallowing tendencies of its namesake animal became more and more tempting.
Lemonade competitor Hippo has raised $100m in a Series D funding round, led by Bond Capital.
BLM has won a fundamental dishonesty case against a fraudster who claimed for whiplash from an accident where she was not in the vehicle.
Go Compare parent, Goco Group, saw its pre-tax profits fall 52% year-on-year to £7.6m, as revenues from its core price comparison site also slumped.
Global insurtech investment hit $1.41bn in Q2 2019, with more than half of this coming from four transactions.
The Financial Conduct Authority has named a personal injury claims management company as operating without authorisation.
Confused has hired Stephen Dukes, former boss at the Commuter Club and Wonga, as its chief operating officer.
The regulator has vowed to “take action” against insurers that do not treat vulnerable customers fairly.
The way we live continues to change. The nature of risk evolves. And so does the way we understand the UK home insurance market. Mark Eastham, CEO, Avantia argues non-standard is no longer exceptional – and that has significant implications both for…
More than 30,000 property policyholders affected by the collapse of Alpha have been thrown a lifeline in the form of alternative cover arranged by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme.
A majority of insurers believe that mergers & acquisitions will drive more than half of the growth in the industry over the next five years, research by Deloitte has found.
It was around Spring when office chat turned to the trend of insurers bolstering full year accounts through claims reserve releases.
The impact assessment issued to parliament in relation to Lord Chancellor David Gauke’s decision to set the discount rate at minus 0.25% has been called “misleading and wholly disingenuous” by Huw Evans, director general of the Association of British…
The 2019 Gay Pride march brought central London’s streets to a colourful standstill recently, and it was a reminder how much progress we have made towards becoming a society at ease with diversity of all forms writes Sharon Bishop, CEO of Close Brothers…
Neos intends to double its UK direct customer numbers this year, amid international expansion plans and the launch of an add-on product for the UK market.
Introducing graduated licensing for young drivers could have unintended adverse effects, warns Mike Brockman, CEO and founder of ThingCo.
The legal definition of when a car is in use and how it affects an insurance claim has long been contentious. Alistair Kinley, director of policy and government affairs at BLM, takes a look at the latest ruling and its likely impact on the insurance…
Hastings shares fell this morning after saying the Ogden rate change to minus 0.25% would result in a one-off £8.4m blow.