Clyde & Co has opened an office in Dublin to ensure its Irish law insurance practice can continue to operate seamlessly as the UK leaves the EU.
The UK has seen a wave of consolidation in regional broking over the past few years, making competition for viable targets a challenge. In response, several consolidators are starting to look to Ireland and Europe as a potential area of expansion.
In anticipation of the new discount rate announcement, expected by 5 August 2019, many insurers have already started to price and reserve at 0%
Claims costs have driven an average premium increase of 35.1% since April 2014, Consumer Intelligence has found.
Covéa Insurance saw its underwriting profit slashed to £1.8m in 2018 compared to £12.4m in 2017, as its personal lines business felt the impact of claims inflation and adverse weather.
The Financial Conduct Authority has set out its priorities for the year ahead in its 2019/20 business plan, identifying Brexit as its “immediate priority”.
Trade credit insurer Atradius has forecast that global insolvencies are set to rise for the first time in 10 years, with the UK facing the highest increase of all advanced markets.
French insurance company La Parisienne Assurances will establish a third-country branch in the UK, in order to continuing operating in the country after Brexit.
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The more things change, the more they stay the same. So runs a French expression that feels apt in a week that saw Brexit delayed, leaving us all wondering whether we will be able to talk about anything else ever again.
Despite motor insurance premiums falling 6.7% in the past year, data analytics company, Consumer Intelligence, has warned that concerns over Brexit could be causing premiums to creep upwards.
Liberty Mutual Europe has completed its re-domicile from the UK to Luxembourg.
The Chartered Insurance Institute’s New Generation Claims Group has issued guidance for the compensation of claims in the event of riots.
More than one in five employees say their employers are stockpiling as a contingency against Brexit-related disruption, with these businesses at risk of being underinsured unless they ensure their cover is brought into line with the value of their…
When the regulator fined Carphone Warehouse £29m this week, the real target was the use of high pressure sales techniques in insurance.
Amanda Blanc said insurers should not accept a Brexit outcome that prevents the UK industry from having influence over a critical European Union Solvency II review.
With the outcome of Brexit still unclear and a possible European Union exit on 29 March looming, some insurer bosses have cautioned that we could see rising claims inflation this year.
Businesses are operating in unpredictable times and Cecile Fresneau, executive director for UK Insurance at QBE, believes preparing for the what if’s and the absolute worst-case scenario will keep insurance relevant.
Company directors could face legal action if they fail to prepare adequately for a no-deal Brexit, with limitations to directors and officers cover meaning they could find themselves personally liable.
Aviva’s UK business is anticipating pricing increases in 2019 as a result of non-weather claims inflation.
Lloyd’s Brussels has gained authorisation to continue writing insurance and reinsurance risks in Monaco following the UK’s planned exit from the European Union on 29 March.
The loss of European Health Insurance Cards in the event of a no deal Brexit could increase insurer costs and put UK travellers off European mini-breaks.
A lot has changed at the AA in the five years since Janet Connor, now director of insurance, joined the organisation. She explains to Jonathan Swift how an investment in data and technology – alongside the relaunch of its insurance company and board…