The Financial Ombudsman Service is prepared to progress a Covid-19 related complaint about business interruption cover as “quickly as possible” to help provide guidance to insurers and the growing number of disgruntled SME policyholders about what is -…
Whiplash reforms, including the implementation of the claims portal, have been pushed back to April 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Most businesses will not be insured for Covid-19 disruption and in many cases the wording is clear cut. But for others, the devil is in the detail and policy wordings suggest that insurers should cough up vital interim payments sooner rather than later.
The Financial Conduct Authority has decided not to change the rules for premium finance as part of its guidance on temporary financial relief for consumer credit customers which came into force today.
Keeping policyholders on the road after an accident or the theft of a vehicle has driven a number of mobility solutions. But, with consumer sentiment shifting and more options becoming available to insurers, the post-loss mobility market is set to evolve
Product quality is essential to business survival, and yet these days, it seems recalls are rarely out of the media. Mistakes happen and processes fail, but it’s often with disastrous consequences to the business and the brand. Andrew Robinson, head of…
Proposed 7.1% increase to insurers' contribution to FCA budget will add to firms' 'financial burden' in difficult times
The Financial Conduct Authority is consulting on changes to its fees and levies which would see annual contributions by general insurers and general insurance brokers increase 7.1% and 3% respectively.
Insurance Covid Cast – episode one: How has the industry’s reputation been impacted by its handling of the coronavirus epidemic
In the first of a new series of video casts brought to you by Insurance Age and Insurance Post whilst our journalists are in isolation lockdown we discuss the sector’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic and what lasting impact it might have on its…
The Food Standards Agency recently issued a warning to companies involved in the manufacture and sale of cannabidiol products that goods could be taken off the shelves if those in the industry failed to give more information about the safety and contents…
The government should require e-scooter riders to buy insurance, according to a panel of experts speaking as part of Post’s Motor Insurance World Live on Wednesday.
A flurry of insurers have pushed pause on dividend payouts following Bank of England and European Union warnings on being prudent in the face of the coronavirus crisis.
Retroactive coronavirus pay outs would ‘seriously threaten the stability’ of global insurance industry
Global insurers have warned governments that if they impose retroactive pay outs for Covid-19 this will make it difficult if not impossible for insurers to respond to the crisis and other insured events.
Insurers should suspend discretionary dividends and shareholder bonus payouts until the impact of the coronavirus pandemic becomes clearer, the European Union insurance regulator has warned.
The Financial Conduct Authority has proposed a range of stop-gap measures to help consumer credit customers manage the financial hit from the coronavirus pandemic.
Barclays' doctor assault victims denied compensation as court clarifies liability for 'independent contractor'
The Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that Barclays Bank is not liable for the alleged sexual assault of more than 100 patients by a doctor carrying out medicals on the bank’s behalf.
Insurers plead with government to make early call on further whiplash reform delay in light of Covid-19
The whiplash reforms implementation date should be delayed and a realistic timescale put in light of the Covid-19 epidemic.
Insurance lawyers have responded to today’s Supreme Court ruling which found supermarket Morrisons is not ‘vicariously liable’ for a large-scale data leak by a disgruntled employee, saying it might be a relief for corporates but that it doesn’t signal…
Lawyers remain confident the UK government won’t follow the US in mandating payouts for Covid-19 on business interruption policies after four US states tabled legislation that would require disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic to be covered.
The Prudential Regulation Authority has warned insurers to “pay close attention” to protecting policyholders and supporting the economy when considering how profits are dished out.
We understand that while it’s important to keep bringing you up to date and important news on the Covid-19 pandemic and its impact on the industry, it’s also critical, especially while homeworking, to know what's happening outside of this. With that in…
Blog: Insurers take coronavirus BI rap for now, but will banks emerge as the real villains of the piece?
With business interruption payouts (or lack thereof) in the spotlight, news editor Jen Frost asks whether the banks are about to take over from insurers as public enemy number one.
There have been three occasions when Sian Fisher, CEO of the Chartered Insurance Institute, went to the office and thought “things will never be the same again”.
While it acknowledged issues with the Information Commissioner's Office's handling of Eldon and Leave EU fines and audit notices, a tribunal has found its actions did not amount to bias, procedural unfairness or unlawfulness.
Harry Curtis spoke to Andrew Yeoman, CEO and co-founder of Concirrus, about the increasing use of big data in insurance and the challenges facing the fleet and marine markets.