Markel has been granted a license by BaFin, the German federal financial supervisory authority, to establish an insurance company in Germany.
A parliamentary committee has called on the government to take urgent action in the wake of the Grenfell fire, including extending a proposed ban on combustible cladding and tackling conflicts of interest within the construction industry.
Despite the hype around insurtech, the barriers to entry remain high, not least because incumbents have reputational concerns that are hampering true customer-led disruption. Indeed, the likes of Lemonade have had to water down their original vision to…
Hotly anticipated personal injury reforms have been delayed a year, the government has confirmed.
Allowing learner drivers on motorways could increase road safety and reduce motor premiums, writes Alan Inskip, CEO of Tempcover.
GDPR is driving a surge in the European cyber insurance market, explains Mark Camillo, head of cyber for Europe, Middle East and Africa at AIG.
The future can be a perilous place, especially for the insurance sector, says Peter Staddon, managing director of the Managing General Agents’ Association. In an environment typified by tough market conditions, Brexit, and increasing waves of regulation,…
Sogaz has acquired VTB Insurance and the merger is creating Russia’s largest insurance company.
This month began with a bang as the annual British Insurance Awards highlighted the talent in the sector in 1950s style, with industry stalwart John O’Roarke being handed the Achievement Award.
The Financial Conduct Authority is consulting on proposals to introduce a new directory - a public register for checking the details of key individuals working in financial services.
The Association of British Insurers has reiterated its call on a ban of flammable cladding on high rise buildings and called on building regulators and legislators to learn from the past and mandate sprinkler systems in new build tower blocks.
For most insurtechs the question no longer seems to be whether to partner up with an incumbent, but what the nature of the partnership should be. Marketing Eye CEO Neil Edwards explains what could be learnt from fintechs such as Revolut, Monzo and…
Six months into her role as chair of the Vocational Rehabilitation Society, Deborah Edwards, founder of RTW Plus, explains why early intervention is key and how the UK can learn from other countries.
This week in Post, the government said that it is considering plans to exclude cyclists and vulnerable road users from the proposed £5000 limit on fast track claims.
Professional qualifications play an essential role in building industry trust and recognition on the global stage, says Malcolm Hyde, executive director of the Chartered Institute of Loss Adjusters, however, the UK’s Brexit vote could put this into…
RSA's UK business will transfer all of its passported business for commercial customers to its recently approved post-Brexit hub in Luxembourg.
Business executives are underestimating supply chain and terror risks, writes CNA Hardy's CEO Dave Brosnan, urging them to beat the bunker.
The proposed Civil Liability Bill is set to introduce sweeping changes to the way soft tissue injury claims are paid out in England and Wales. In Scotland though, it would seem as though the effect of the whiplash reforms south of the border could…
Scor has become the first reinsurer to use the new UK ILS regime to issue a catastrophe bond.
The Post team is feeling proud this week, having not just reached our fundraising target of £500 for our charity run through mud but having exceeded it well before deadline date. Thanks to all that have supported us so far.
The terms commercial lines and digital aren't often spoken together - is the problem that the industry doesn't talk about it or is it really not happening in the market?
The UK insurance sector has criticised proposed changes to the Motor Insurance Directive, following the Vnuk ruling as being “unworkable and unfair”.
Quarterly results don't always reflect a company's performance, notes Ageas CEO Bart De Smet, explaining why the focus must be on its consistency over time.
Lloyd’s has received regulatory approval from the National Bank of Belgium for its Brussels subsidiary.