It was the Competition and Markets Authority that recently put paid to Sainsbury’s and Asda’s marriage plans, but there are plenty of other risks that also regularly threaten the success of mergers and acquistions – ranging from the uncovering of…
Exclusive: Beazley opened its Birmingham office as part of a strategy to diversify away from its core US business. Fourteen months later, the office is likely to be held up as a model for the company's further expansion plans.
Insurers operate today in a relatively mature market environment but Max Richter, managing director for insurance, Accenture UK and Ireland, argues that it offers limited opportunities for growth and relatively few new products coming onto the market
For Insurance Post's latest research project, we're delving into the world of cyber. What is making companies tick at the moment? How are they dealing with threats? What can insurers, brokers and managing agents do to ease the digital journey ahead?
Four of the five articles downloaded most by Post’s sister title Insurance Hound’s insurer audience during March explicitly addressed ways in which technology has changed the insurance landscape.
A battle of wits and words, breaking world records and investing in future generations
The provision of healthcare is about to change beyond recognition. Tim Boyce, healthcare team leader at CFC Underwriting, explains how technology is set to transform the way medical professionals treat patients and develop cures.
The Association of British Insurers has criticised Mactavish’s cyber challenge to insurers and brokers in a response to its CEO, saying it should share its analysis if it has ‘true evidence’ of flaws.
A challenge to the market to prove that off the shelf cyber policies are not 'flawed' has itself drawn criticism from market.
The number of cases investigated by Sedgwick for fraud in 2018 fell by 39% compared to the year before.
Exclusive: Insurtech So-sure alerted its customers to a possible data breach in January.
Festivals are growing in size, number and scope. They are rapidly becoming a more immersive experience, rather than solely about music. With these changes come wide-ranging additional requirements for cover and a need for the insurance sector to innovate
Data is everywhere: good data, partial data, valuable data, bad data. Insurers need data to measure and price risks but do they take enough care in assessing the quality and provenance of the data they are using and are their processes sufficiently…
Insurance has struggled to attract talent in recent years, finding itself competing with ‘sexier’ industries
Aston Lark's group CEO Peter Blanc explains why it is essential that brokers advise clients on emerging risks that could affect their business and encourage discussions to ensure the right solutions are found
In 2018, household names such as British Airways, Marriott Hotels and Facebook faced the potentially devastating consequences of large-scale data breaches. However, the threat may be bigger for SME’s, as smaller businesses lack the same resources to…
A changing risk landscape is creating new challenges for SMEs and those tasked with providing the sector with insurance. But SMEs need to evolve as newer risks such as cyber attacks and data protection – along with the raft of uncertainties around Brexit…
The number of claims for social engineering scams such as funds transfer fraud rose globally in 2018, according to claims data released by CFC Underwriting.
With the nature of cyber attacks constantly changing Madeleine Shanks, associate partner at Clyde & Co, explains that dialogue between customers and their insurers has never been more important to ensure that cover is proportionate.
Aon's former CEO of analytics, Paul Mang has been tasked with bringing together Guidewire's Analytics and Data Services division. Mang spoke to Post about cyber risk, data, and lifted the lid on Guidewire's $275m purchase, data tool Cyence.
As the Brexit negotiations rumble interminably on, it can sometimes feel impossible to imagine life after 29 March. The British Insurance Brokers' Association gave the industry something to look forward to, announcing the keynote speaker for its…
Walking for wells, real world cyber attacks and Grandads of the Atlantic
Beazley saw profits fall 55% last year owing to the continuing affect of natural catastrophe claims on underwriting margins.
Despite the buildup - amber warnings, train winter timetables, and inevitable delays getting to work - insurers will be grateful of today’s mere smattering of snow.