Zego, now valued at $1.1bn (£792m), has become the UK's first insurtech 'unicorn' with an initial public offering "inevitable" but not on the immediate horizon, the insurtech's CEO and co-founder Sten Saar told Post.
Gibraltar-based Prometheus Insurance Company, formerly trading as Tradewise Insurance Company, has entered administration.
Managing general agent Markerstudy made a loss in 2019, with discussions ongoing around its near £200m debt to Qatar Re.
The administrators of Elite Insurance have disclaimed all but two after the event insurance policies underwritten by the insurer.
As the spectre of a hard market looms and captive insurance options look more attractive, Post investigates the impact this will have on the commercial insurance market, particularly if the hard cycle is prolonged and the corporate appetite to retain and…
Ardonagh-owned Geo has bought Guernsey-headquartered insurance management, fiduciary and financial advisory group Robus for an undisclosed sum.
The liquidators of Gibraltar insurer Enterprise have predicted a £31m claims hit from tax avoidance scheme Icebreaker used by Take That and other wealthy creative industries professionals, Post can reveal.
A year into his role and Michael Lee, CEO of First Central, explains to Jen Frost what he believes are the three elements needed to be successful in motor insurance
The net liability position of Complete Cover’s ultimate holding company Key Topco improved from a deficit of £93.4m at the end of 2018 to just £1.7m by the end of March 2020 after the takeover by Sun Capital Partners at the start of this year.
The new backers of Mulsanne Insurance Company had to invest £7m into the Gibraltar-based underwriter this April to meet solvency capital requirements.
The cost of compensating customers of failed general insurance companies through the Financial Services Compensation Scheme fell 14% to £146.4m in the year to 31 March 2020.
Insurtech Zego has taken on additional funds from venture capitalist debt provider Triplepoint.
As Post celebrates 180 years, we look at the companies that have come and then very quickly gone and ask what today's insurers can learn from them.
Briefing: Insurtech buys incumbent – is Hippo’s deal for Spinnaker a pointer to the future as unicorns spread their wings?
The news today that unicorn insurtech Hippo has entered into an agreement to acquire Spinnaker Insurance - subject to regulatory approval - certainly highlights the continued maturity of the sector.
Zego co-founder and CEO Sten Saar tells Emmanuel Kenning about the insurtech’s significant growth ambitions, how he came into the market nearly four years ago and why he is committed to it for the long haul
For every successful start-up, there are many more failures and insurance is no different. Jonathan Swift reflects on some of those that shone brightly for a short time before being buried in the insurtech graveyard.
The Gibraltar Financial Services Commission has appointed ex Association of British Insurers director general Stephen Haddrill and former director general of the Association of Independent Financial Advisers Paul Smee to its board.
Following insurer Elite entering administration the Financial Services Compensation Scheme has paid out £5.6m towards claims.
Qatar Re CEO Michael van der Straaten has been appointed CEO of QIC Global.
In this month's column, David Worsfold, a long-running commentator on the insurance market, explores how the insurance industry could find itself rather lonely in its corridors of deviation after Brexit is finalised, the complexities of Covid-19 for the…
Markerstudy’s group underwriting director, Gary Humphreys, discusses taking a pause on commercial business, progress on the Co-op Insurance buy, debt, making further acquisitions and the rated versus unrated debate as well as backing MGAs and the future…
Elite’s administrators expect around £315m in unsecured claims, but have identified under £246m in assets available.
Markerstudy is in discussions with Qatar Re over the repayment of its $316m (£244m) loan ahead of the next deadline of May this year, group underwriting director Gary Humphreys told Post.
The UK motor market had the unwanted title of the biggest riser in the annual global reinsurance renewal season this January, adding another reason for intense scrutiny on insurance pricing in the loss-making sector