The world is devoting a lot of energy into finding a vaccine or ‘cure’ for Covid-19. We should know by now that false hope is not an antidote.
Local lockdowns raise new questions about business interruption claims, particularly for the sector most affected by the latest measures: the hospitality industry. Forum of Insurance Lawyers members Laura McMillan, insurance and risk partner at Brodies,…
The Covid-19 pandemic is dislocating economies around the world. It has also presented a unique test for property and casualty insurers: a surge of losses and a hit to assets, combined with a sudden shift to remote working, writes Clyde & Co partner…
The impact of Covid-19 on the cruise ship industry has been graphically displayed recently on social media with the first vessels being run up the beaches in Turkey in preparation for recycling. Ian Butterworth, Forum of Insurance Lawyers member and…
Brokers called for the government to introduce a zero-rate insurance premium tax for young driver telematics policies in oral evidence at the Transport Committee’s inquiry into road safety and young and novice drivers.
The business interruption test case is meant to be about co-operation to find clarity. Qatar Insurance Company’s attempt to intervene has rocked the boat.
The insurance industry is navigating a period of economic instability and is still unsure what long-term effects the pandemic will have on direct and indirect taxes. Despite this lack of current clarity, it is sensible to plan for all eventualities,…
Brightside’s Brendan McCafferty on why the insurance industry needs to get real on its social contract
The insurance industry needs to find the right answers quickly if it is going to rebuild its reputation with the public, particularly after the recent business interruption court case and dual pricing headlines, says Brightside CEO Brendan McCafferty.
Six insurers and the Financial Conduct Authority have been granted permission to fast-track an appeal of last month’s business interruption test case judgment to the Supreme Court.
During Friday’s business interruption hearing, the court rejected an eleventh hour application by insurer QIC Europe Limited to intervene in the Financial Conduct Authority's test case.
A ranking of the top 100 Prudential Regulation Authority-regulated UK insurance companies, with each business broken down by gross written premium, net written premium, underwriting result, retention ratio, solvency capital requirement and SCR Ratio.
I’m a firm believer that even when you are facing your darkest days things will be better on the other side and good things will always follow.
The 100 largest UK-regulated insurers reported a combined underwriting profit in 2019, albeit lower than in 2018. Bond yields fell in 2019, however, investment earnings benefited from the strong performance of equity markets. How will the impact of the…
It is the year 2030. Following the success of 2019’s Blueprint One and 2025’s Blueprint Two [which also co-opted in the IUA and broader stakeholder representation], Lloyd’s and the wider London market is now ready for the highly anticipated third…
Ardonagh has offered to sell motorcycle specialist Bennetts to address the concerns of the Competition and Markets Authority and avoid a “long, burdensome and expensive phase two enquiry”.
Direct Line Group CEO Penny James spoke to Jen Frost about overseeing the business’s transformation programme under coronavirus, the group’s acquisitive appetite and having a healthy curiosity
The Financial Conduct Authority and seven out of the eight insurers involved in the regulator’s business interruption test case have filed applications to ‘leapfrog’ an appeal of the High Court judgment handed down earlier this month to the Supreme Court.
John Glen MP, economic secretary to HM Treasury, has rebuked insurers deducting government grants from business interruption claims payments and warned of further action.
The Financial Conduct Authority has estimated it will cost the insurance sector £1.06bn over 10 years to comply with its package of measures designed to tackle dual pricing in the general insurance market.
The Competition and Markets Authority has approved the proposed merger of Bupa Insurance and CS Healthcare with the pair hoping to complete the deal in January next year.
Next year’s dual pricing ban will force price comparison websites to adapt if they are to stay relevant, experts have warned.
Last week the High Court found in favour of the Financial Conduct Authority on key issues in the business interruption test case. Post seeks to find out how the market feels about this.
Insurers that do not pay claims swiftly and choose to appeal following the judgment in the Financial Conduct Authority’s business insurance test case could end up paying out more under the Enterprise Act, lawyers have cautioned.
On 4 August, a massive explosion devastated the city of Beirut. DAC Beachcroft partner and London Forum of Insurance Lawyers member Toby Vallance and DAC Beachcroft solicitor Michael McMillen consider the marine impact of the blast and whether lessons…