With the Financial Conduct Authority's Consumer Duty just around the corner, Peter Blanc, executive chairman of Howden UK & Ireland, believes professional advice will be the only way that customers can ensure they will know what they are buying.
Insurance Post TV: Price walking special – what impact has the FCA ban had on the personal lines market?
Insurance Post reveals the latest episode of its ‘magazine-style’ television show.
Brokers warned that a commission ban for multi-occupancy buildings could be the 'thin edge of a large wedge'
Compliance experts have warned brokers that the Financial Conduct Authority's decision to look at commission payments for multi-occupancy building could set a precedent for the future and be seen as an 'easy win' by government.
Aviva and the Worldwide Fund for Nature have published a joint paper, setting out the steps they say the UK government must take to help businesses and the public sector tackle the climate and nature crises.
“In all honesty, after 30+ years in Financial Services I am pretty used to sexist and derogatory comments like those in the AGM yesterday.”
In his keynote speech yesterday at the British Insurance Brokers’ Association’s conference in Manchester Mills Sheldon Mills, executive director for consumers and competition at the Financial Conduct Authority, told the audience: “The new consumer duty…
James Blackham, CEO of By Miles, talks to Jen Frost about why the regulator had to step in over dual pricing and why usage-based insurance is the future
British Insurance Brokers’ Association CEO Steve White has said that brokers “must not be left to pay over the odds for the failures of others” through their contributions to the Financial Services Compensation Scheme.
The professional indemnity classes continue to test the resolve of underwriters. Nic Brown, divisional director of broker at Markel UK, says insurers have to continue to support brokers and clients despite the challenges the risks present in the current…
The government recently closed a loophole in the legislation on driving with mobile phones. Sam Barrett finds that while the changes are welcome, there are concerns that the law does not go far enough, and legislation needs to be tougher still
Not all insurers are created equal where it comes to keeping on top of the business interruption claims deluge. Post analysis of Financial Conduct Authority data reveals how firms have fared.
Gender pay disparities in the insurance industry persist, with some progress among brokers Insurance Post's data analysis of gender pay gap figures finds.
Staff at the Financial Conduct Authority have gone on strike in the first of three planned two-day walkouts over proposed changes to pay and conditions at the regulator.
The Treasury has launched a consultation on proposed changes to the UK’s Solvency II regime, which it says could “unlock tens of billions of pounds for long-term productive investments”.
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps suggested the transport committee will announce the government’s plans for non-trial e-scooters in the Queen's Speech, as he pledged to “crack down” on sales of e-scooters that do no meet standards.
With the number of privately owned e-scooters in the UK already in excess of half a million, Jonathan Fong, policy advisor at the Association of British Insurers, argues that any wider expansion of their use must not happen without robust regulations…
Aviva CEO Amanda Blanc has been appointed as co-chair of the UK Transition Plan Taskforce, alongside the Economic Secretary to the Treasury John Glen MP.
As Ireland emerges from the Covid-19 pandemic into a post-Brexit world, David Worsfold explains that after addressing past regulatory failures, and now looking to make personal injury reforms, the Irish insurance market is currently looking forward and…
Price walking ban pushes motor premiums up; Zurich opens branch; Handl acquires IPRS; Mason Owen MBO; and under 30s telematics sales rise
For the record: Post wraps up the major insurance deals, launches, investments and strategic moves of the week.
Ensuring that consumers affect by the cost of living crisis are treated fairly by insurance companies is a key area of focus for the Financial Conduct Authority, the regulator’s director of insurance and conduct specialists Matt Brewis told a policy…
The Financial Conduct Authority has scrubbed references to 'non-binary' and 'self-identifying' from executive and board statement target forms following a deluge of campaigner consultation responses.
The Financial Conduct Authority has placed broker commissions in multi-occupancy property under greater scrutiny with its latest survey.
Staff at the Financial Conduct Authority have voted in favour of striking over proposed changes to pay and conditions, the trade union Unite has announced.
Insurance specialist learning provider Wiser Academy recently gained an ‘Outstanding’ award from Ofsted. Crescens George, CEO, and Mark Bower-Dyke, chairman, tell Post about the importance of formal qualifications to gain entry to the industry, and their…