Post - 2011-02-24
Commercial insurance policies that exclude political risk are likely to come under scrutiny by courts in the Middle East, following civil unrest in the region.
Penny was uncertain as to how her colleagues would fare when they turned their hands to cocktail-making at an Ace Europe masterclass in the City.
The regulatory costs associated with cross-border trading have long been a burden on international insurers, but things may be improving explains Nick Lowe.
With liability rates showing no sign of rising, Nick Patterson looks at why insurers have to take a hard line on claims costs.
In a recent decision, the Court of Session has reiterated that clauses in insurance contracts require to be interpreted in a commercially sensible way and it is the commercial sense of the reasonable underwriter that counts.
QBE has confirmed it is the lead insurer for Formula One racing driver Robert Kubica, who was involved in a near-fatal rally car crash this month.
With insurers getting an increasing amount of data about their customers, Matthew Palmer looks at the benefits of predictive analytics.
Looking through Post's back catalogue paints a unique picture of more than 150 years of insurance news, as this highlight from 50 years ago reveals.
Groupama Insurances' chief executive has claimed the December freeze ought to have been "a wake-up call" for the insurance industry and claimed that Association of British Insurers' £1.4bn loss estimate is an "underestimation".
Insurers' efforts in settling claims from the September earthquake in Canterbury, New Zealand are "back to square one" after this week's 6.3 magnitude earthquake, according to the chief executive of Cunningham Lindsey New Zealand.
I was personally delighted to see the news that Towergate Partnership has completed its refinancing and secured the investment from Advent International.
The number of insurers looking to grab a piece of the SME directors' & officers' market shows no sign of slowing. Amy Ellis reports on the attraction of a market still hampered by soft rates and over-capacity.
Simon Cowell would have us believe that Britain's Got Talent. However, studies suggests it's not flocking to the insurance industry. A year ago, the Chartered Insurance Institute published the results of a survey that indicated that 83% of students…
HCML's founder and former clinical director Helen Merfield has returned to the market with start-up business, Nexus Rehabilitation.
Regulation, compliance and organic growth are the most important issues facing brokers, according to a survey from Datamonitor.
LV general insurance managing director John O'Roarke has revealed the task of turning around the business he joined in 2006 is "90% completed", as the firm saw a £33m increase in profit for 2010.
Aviva has unveiled plans to double the volume of business conducted through its commercial e-trading broker platform.
Accident management firm Helphire has cut more than half its workforce since launching a business restructure in 2008.
Arthur J Gallagher International is in takeover talks with London market broker Heath Lambert, according to sources close to the company.
The latest consultation paper over regulation reform has left many questions unanswered. Amy Ellis talks to industry figures to find out more.
Looking through Post's back catalogue paints a unique picture of more than 150 years of insurance news, as this highlight from 10 years ago reveals.
Government plans to cut motor insurance fraud by allowing underwriters access to DVLA records are unlikely to be implemented until mid-2012, road safety minister Mike Penning MP has admitted.
Axa is considering awarding no-claims discounts to household insurance customers to encourage them to take more responsibility for preventing weather-related losses and improve its book's profile.
Escape of water now represents the same proportion of household claims as personal injury does for motor. Kevin Kiernan looks at this growing trend and how it can be addressed.
The Association of British Insurers and the International Underwriting Association have ruled out making sweeping changes to the rehabilitation code, after current guidelines received "huge support" from the industry.
Looking through Post's back catalogue paints a unique picture of more than 150 years of insurance news, as this highlight from 30 years ago reveals.
CEO Paul Evans didn't hang about when it came to splitting Axa UK's personal and commercial businesses - and now he's promising brokers great service, products and relationships, as Jonathan Swift discovers.
Car rental specialist Affordable Car Hire has teamed up with Halo Insurance to offer its new excess insurance policy to customers when they are booking their car.
Looking through Post's back catalogue paints a unique picture of more than 150 years of insurance news, as this highlight from 15 years ago reveals.
One Answer Network has targeted gross written premium of £150m by the end of the year after surpassing the 50-member mark this month.
As rebrandings go it will hardly go down among the most talked about in the history of financial services, but the end of the Consumer Protection and Markets Authority has at least proved that maybe the government is listening.
Barbon-owned wholesale property broker Keelan Westall is planning to launch an online trading platform in a bid to make transactions with its partners more efficient.
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