The Whaley Bridge incident has once again thrown the spotlight on insurers, their disaster plans and capacity issues. Alex Dalyac, founder and CEO, Tractable comments that while feet on the ground will never be totally replaced, the industry could be…
Insurance has a long history but as David Germain, chief technology officer for RSA, explains, the sector still needs to keep up with technology.
Gallagher has acquired Devon-based commercial insurance broker Pavey Group, in its fourth acquisition of the year.
The current insurance model is 'failure' oriented - paying out on something negative happening. Should the industry reconsider this and reward 'success' instead, asks Geoff Knott, a director at Ninety Consulting
Insurance industry better equipped to deal with Storm Callum claims after 'significant effort' to implement resilient repairs
As the clean up operation starts following Storm Callum this weekend experts have said the insurance industry is better equipped to deal with flood claims than previous years due resilient repairs and better communication.
Injuries and damage potentially caused by dogs can be covered by pet or household policies. But there is a market for liability products, if not for owners, definitely for canine businesses
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
Hot dry harvest conditions are bringing risk management and insurance to the fore, writes Angus Stevens, client account director, Crawford & Company.
The anatomy of European flooding means insurers and reinsurers should model their potential losses across several countries, explains Dr Maurizio Savina, director at RMS.
With massive investment and growth since its acquisition by Marsh, Jelf CEO Phil Barton tells Will Kirkman about the broker’s plans for the future
Underinsurance casts a long shadow across the world of listed properties, especially when owners are constantly expanding commercial activities. Experts warn that there can be many traps for the unwary or naïve, many of which do not come to light until…
The 'Beast from the East' has killed sheep, stopped milk collections and destroyed farm buildings. Graham Plaister, loss adjuster at Agrical, describes the tempest of claims blowing through the sector.
Today we feature a second quartet of businesses with their eye on the disruption prize, all of which will be worth watching out for as the year progresses.
Team leader for ERS’s agriculture operations, Marenghi manages her own smallholding
As well as being a loss adjuster, Perris works with a 350-strong dairy herd in Yorkshire
Bermuda-based specialty (re)insurer Sompo International Holdings has created an integrated agriculture platform called Agri Sompo.
In the two years since Post last conducted its loss adjusting survey, consolidation has changed the market considerably. Content director Jonathan Swift takes a closer look.
Rural Insurance has signed a long term capacity deal with Zurich worth £41m.
ERS has launched a 27-strong agriculture operations team as a result of increased demand.
Big Data and satellite technology are enabling parametric insurance, explains Tanguy Touffut, CEO of Axa Global Parametrics.
Growing timber insurance is a niche market that requires expertise, be it for underwriting or assessing storm damages. Frank McGaffney, loss adjuster at Agrical, explains.
Cross-selling is a great way to distribute microinsurance, as illustrated in Africa, where some farming insurance programmes are also experimenting with new ways to pay out claims, write Tom Johansmeyer, assistant vice-president at Verisk Insurance…
The Winners Project aims to provide a long-term-solution to the threat of extreme weather for farmers in Africa
Towergate has shifted the majority capacity provider for its farm managing general agent from RSA to Axa.