Post - 2012-01-26
When the Statement of Principles on the provision of flood insurance expires next year, how will insurers address the 200 000 high-risk households left struggling for cover?
With climate change increasing the likelihood of natural disasters, insurers must influence the debate on how businesses and governments manage risks such as supply chain failure.
Extreme weather events can have enormous economic costs, with huge uncertainty surrounding them. So how can this uncertainty be communicated in a meaningful way to decision makers?
Despite the catastrophes of 2011, the predicted — and much needed — January renewal rate hardening has failed to materialise.
As the market weighs up the value of assets such as Groupama and Brit’s UK arms, deal making by insurers appears to be buoyant, especially when compared to other industry sectors. But is this a trend that is set to continue?
Credit hire organisations and insurers are blaming each other for the cost of credit hire. With the Office of Fair Trading conducting a review, will anyone emerge victorious?
The current economic situation means now is the right time to generate rate rises, says Toby Esser.
The present market should be given less consideration than future propects, says Laurent Matras.
Lord Gill's recommendations will establish a body to progress procedural changes, says Catriona Stewart.
As January draws to a close, the past week has been a busy time in the world of insurance broking. Aon Benfield, Willis and Marsh all welcomed new chief executives, while Towergate, UIB and Prime Professions also made moves for new staff. However, it was…
High net worth insurer Sterling is set to boost its headcount with the opening of a new hub in Manchester.
The Costa Concordia cruise ship disaster has been called the largest insurance loss in maritime history with some suggesting it could be “bigger than the Titanic”.
More than a decade after the idea of regulating loss adjusters and other claims-related service providers was first mooted, a new European Commission proposal could see the plan resurrected, Post has learnt.
The recent exploits of Robbie Keane, Thierry Henry and Paul Scholes have illustrated that you cannot keep a good player down. Even if many fans had expected never to see them grace a Premier League football ground again.
The new boss of telematics insurance provider Coverbox has outlined plans to better match premiums to its customers’ driving habits, insisting the current ‘pay-as-you-drive’ players are not making best use of the available technology.
Bosses at JLT Specialty have vowed to open at least three more regional offices this year, in a bid to strengthen relationships with corporate clients across the UK.
Up to 100 employees at Nationwide’s claims handlings service face the axe as a result of the building society renegotiating its household insurance contract with RBS Insurance.
UK insurers have affirmed their commitment to in-house loss adjusters, following the news that Aviva has transferred 80 of its claims staff to a G4S subsidiary.
Being an insatiable socialite, Penny Black is always eager to probe the personalities behind the professional veneer of her industry friends. What better way to squeeze in and share as many intimate revelations as possible than her very own ‘speed…
JLT Specialty will open a UK regional office in Nottingham in the spring.
Penny was ‘tickled Ink’ when she was treated to a night out at the world-renowned Comedy Store in Leicester Square by underwriting managing director Mike Smith and a handful of his UK team.
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