Coming from a background of herding sheep in the Falklands and rearing calves in Northern Ireland, Jake Finlay didn’t want to lose his rural ties after university. He now works on agricultural claims in the South East
A judge has ruled against Markel and ordered it to pay damages of £16m in a long-running dispute with lender UK Acorn Finance.
A recent report by the BBC about the continued rise of large fly-tipping incidents across England came as no surprise as both the frequency and severity of waste related claims as risen, ranging from relatively minor fly-tipping incidents to large scale…
Ardonagh has acquired agricultural specialist Rural Insurance Group from Primary Group for an undisclosed sum.
Parametric insurance is unlikely to replace conventional indemnity products, but there is a strong likelihood that it will become more widely used, even in personal lines, in the future, a conference heard.
Victor Insurance will operate at Lloyd’s as a “virtual syndicate” writing follow-on business as it looks to provide its capital partners opportunities to participate in risks around the world.
2018 was a volatile year for Asian insurers with the majority of them posting declines in gross written premium or sluggish growth. Christie Lee, senior director of analytics for Asia-Pacific at AM Best, explains the challenges they are facing.
The fraudulent claims we’re used to hearing about involve banged-up cars and invented cases of whiplash. Ones involving oil tankers, pirates, the Admiralty Judge, and statements given in places as far-flung as Aden and Manila are somewhat harder to come…
Extreme weather, heat stress and accidental fire are all issues that are likely to become more prominent for farmers as our climate changes argues Steve Smout head of agriculture at loss adjuster McLarens.
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