Trade credit insurers operating in the UK market will receive up to £10bn of government guarantees, ministers announced today.
The Financial Conduct Authority’s new guidance issued today is far more than a helpful steer as the watchdog’s “product value policeman” role develops, according to CMS financial services partner Simon Morris.
The Financial Conduct Authority has brought new guidance into force with immediate effect, telling insurance businesses to consider the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the value of their products.
Some insurers have now decided to pay up on business interruption policies, the regulator has said, but just how much of an impact do these 'u-turns' really have on the BI situation and consumer confidence?
Randall & Quilter Investment Holdings has reported a 180% rise in pre-tax profit from continuing operations to £40.1m for the year ended 31 December 2019.
In this month’s column, David Worsfold looks at the industry’s stumbling response to Covid-19, the investigation fees travel insurers may face and why Brexit needs to move back up the boardroom agenda
Insurance Covid-Cast episode 18: Brit's James Birch on digital Lloyd's start-up Ki's plan to be a top 10 syndicate by 2025
Ki, the new standalone algorithmically-driven digital Lloyd’s syndicate launched by Brit Insurance in collaboration with technology giant Google, aims to be a top ten player in terms of capacity by 2025.
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.
Exclusive: The Financial Services Compensation Scheme is working with failed insurer Gable's liquidators to understand the impact of a European Free Trade Association court judgment on recoveries, with some of the insurer's policyholders set to lose out.
Our expert panel warns that brokers with EU trade who haven't acted already may have left it too late.
Very few people have 20/20 vision and there is no exception to this when looking forward to what impact the year 2020 will have on the reinsurance market writes Gavin Coull, London Forum of Insurance Lawyers executive committee member and partner at…
General insurers will pay £8m more in Financial Services Compensation Scheme levy contributions than previously anticipated due to the recent failure of three firms.
Educating and representing during Covid-19: How insurance trade and training bodies are operating remotely
There has been a lot of focus on how different insurance companies have responded to the Covid-19 pandemic, but what about the representative and educational organisations that are part of the lifeblood of the sector? Post content director Jonathan Swift…
The introduction of further guidance on premium finance by the Financial Conduct Authority including three month payment deferrals for customers hit by the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic has gone well according to market players.
The Financial Conduct authority has confirmed temporary measures aimed at helping insurance customers who find themselves in financial difficulty due to the coronavirus pandemic, including requiring payment deferrals.
The UK government has been urged to “err on the side of caution” when dictating the rules of e-scooter trials next month.
Pool Re boss Julian Enoizi spoke to Post senior reporter Emmanuel Kenning about Pandemic Re, the Office for National Statistics change in the terrorism reinsurer’s classification and using its funds to pay for business interruption claims in the…
In an exclusive blog for Post on the day he was supposed to be giving his keynote speech at the 2020 British Insurance Brokers' Association conference, Biba CEO Steve White shares his thoughts on keeping lines of communication open during the coronavirus…
The UK government has pledged support for coronavirus-affected businesses which rely on trade credit insurance through a temporary reinsurance agreement.
John Ludlow, CEO of Airmic, has warned that the insurance industry is at a “critical juncture” due to the coranvirus crisis with member surveys suggesting the hardening market is already forcing businesses to look at alternative risk transfer options.
Allianz Holdings, comprising of LV General Insurance and Allianz Insurance, saw £68m in claims relating to storms and flooding in the first quarter of 2020 as Allianz unveiled a global property and casualty €400m (£351m) Covid-19 hit.
Aon agreed to dispose of business and assets up to a cap of $1.8bn (£1.5bn) in 2019 revenues to satisfy competition regulators or else pay a $1bn fee to Willis Towers Watson in order to get its takeover of the rival broker across the line, filings with…
This month we put the insurance industry under the microscope - looking into how much progress the Lloyd's market has made to bolster diversity and inclusion in the sector, the efforts taken to pay out business interruption claims and the industry's…
The British Insurance Brokers’ Association and premium finance providers have warned of a possible hit to broker solvency in the event of bad debts under the proposed guidance issued by the Financial Conduct Authority last week.