Regulation might have helped to speed up the evolution of risk modelling but technology advances, especially cloud computing, are now taking this development to the next level. Edward Murray explores the benefits this is bringing and how insurance…
Insurers and brokers are trying to pinpoint the risks posed by increasingly complex supply chains, writes Phil Wall, head of risk engineering UK, Ireland, Middle East & Africa at HDI Global, calling for market collaboration to signpost ways forward.
Chris Lay enjoyed his time in Canada but Marsh’s new UK and Ireland CEO has no doubt that London is the place to be. “The UK is a priority for Marsh,” he told Cecile Brisson, just before the world’s biggest broker bought off London-based broker Jardine…
The Information Commissioner’s Office has fined Bupa £175,000 for “systemic data protection failures”.
Business travel insurance might cover the same risks as leisure policies but, because it underwrites and compensates differently, it places a much stronger emphasis on risk management
Atradius' Stuart Ramsden on Brexit insolvencies - and credit insurance becoming a business essential
Brexit and other uncertainties have increased business insolvencies and demand for trade credit insurance, writes Stuart Ramsden, head of commercial for UK & Ireland at Atradius.
Cavity wall insulation claims exploded last year, with Axa Insurance alone reporting a dramatic increase in the space of seven months.
Farming is the most lethal of all industries. The sector and its main insurer are trying to change rules and mentalities to make it safer
Keen not to be lumped in with the insurtech movement, new managing general agent C-Quence is ready to launch in Q3 backed by Primary and Arch. Its CEO Jacqueline McNamee and chief information officer Elliot Biggs outline to Jonathan Swift why data, a…
There might be disagreement as to how large the gap is between the resources committed to combatting commercial fraud when compared to personal lines – underlined by the recent Post/Crif research. But, there is at least some consensus around a lack of…
Closing the gap between the commercial and personal lines insurance sectors in the battle against fraud is a growing priority. Sara Costantini, director at Crif Decision Solutions, looks at what can be done now and where might the future priorities lie.
Large insurers have the expertise to prepare for the future, writes Sonia Wolsey-Cooper, chief corporate responsibility officer at Axa UK and Ireland, urging them to fund research and strike partnerships for the common good.
The Construction Industry Council has launched a survey to assess the impact of the Grenfell fire on insurance cover for the construction sector.
As climate change becomes tangible, insurers are feeling the heat. Their understanding of the risks could inform not just their underwriting but also their investment strategies.
Challenging times for the oil and gas industry call for a change in the way insurers address energy risks, writes Nicola Harris, head of energy for Europe, Middle East and Africa at XL Catlin.
The Supreme Court ruling in Pimlico Plumbers, granting employment rights to a gig worker, might lead to an increase or a shift in liability claims. But it also opens up a door for new products as gig economy platforms will want to cover their new…
Insurers should brace themselves for higher subsidence claims volumes, explains Sne Patel, head of subsidence at Crawford & Company.
Cyber terrorism is still very much a hypothetical threat but, with governments investing in cyber security to foil attacks, it’s a risk that insurance markets are watching closely
Brokers should value the many in-depth questions asked by underwriters, writes Cecile Fresneau, executive director of the UK insurance division at QBE Insurance.
Issues around the likes of data sovereignty have meant that predictive modelling has traditionally been managed internally. However, xx xx argues that this is more costly and makes businesses less agile, especially when major insurable events happen
With the World Cup firmly in French hands and Novak Djokovic and Angelique Kerber crowned Wimbledon champions, it’s back to work for the insurance industry with all eyes turning to Westminster.
Hot dry harvest conditions are bringing risk management and insurance to the fore, writes Angus Stevens, client account director, Crawford & Company.
The September renewal period for the education sector is fast approaching, providing brokers with an opportunity to explore cover options for new and emerging risks, explains Faith Kitchen, education director for Ecclesiastical.
In an era of Instagram brows and duck lip selfies, the beauty industry is thriving. While most customers visit their hairdresser, nail bar or tanning salon to look smoking hot, others see a beauty treatment as a route to a windfall, via a fraudulent…