Cyber

This week: What does the fox say?

Brightside’s new managing general agent Kitsune takes its name from the Japanese word for fox. The animal is much admired in Japanese folklore for its intelligence and supernatural abilities – characteristics all the insurance companies that announced…

Hiscox stages 'cyber attack' on bike shop

Hiscox recently joined forces with Brompton Bicycle to stage a brick-and-mortar simulation of common hacking practices such as phishing and ransomware to demonstrate the risk of cyber attacks to small businesses.

Interview: David Rule, Prudential Regulation Authority

With Brexit, increased scrutiny over reserves, climate change and emerging risks on the ‘watch’ list for 2019 The Prudential Regulation Authority certainly has a lot on its plate. Its executive director for insurance, David Rule spoke to Stephanie Denton…

Analysis: Jumping into 2019

2019 is sure to be mostly about Brexit but, as Sam Barrett explains, there will be other challenges and opportunities for insurers as well

Blog: Tackling theft 

High-tech and more traditional theft is on the up, so understanding the latest trends is an important step in tackling it, according to Neil Clutterbuck, chief underwriting officer at Allianz Insurance.

This month: That sinking feeling

We may have enjoyed plenty of sunshine this summer, but spare a thought for the insurers. The ABI this week reported a record-breaking surge in subsidence claims.

Analysis: Review of 2018

The spectre of Brexit loomed large over the insurance sector this year, and although the picture is still no clearer in terms of how the UK market will continue to trade with Europe after 29 March 2019, significant merger & acquisition activity was among…

Q&A: Matthew Avery and Graham Gibson, Thatcham

As cars move towards automation, Jen Frost spoke to Graham Gibson, chairman of Thatcham Research and Allianz’s chief claims officer, and Matthew Avery, director of insurance research at Thatcham Research, about how the UK research centre is working with…

Analysis: Social media - Insuring influencers

As regulators are spelling out the rules for influencers advertising services and products, insurers and brokers are starting to adapt their policies to these social media personalities making a living out of their online fame.

Blog: High-stakes cyber security

Insurers must guard their customers' data wisely to maintain their trust, writes Michael Davison, industry principal for financial services at Atos UK and Ireland.

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