The implementation date of the General Data Protection Regulation is less than a year off but the industry’s attention is elsewhere, with issues like Brexit, the General Election and the discount rate looming large on the horizon.
Insurers will face stricter data rules but these may help them grow the cyber market, write Mark Estafanous and Kate Payne, solicitor and partner at Elborne Mitchell.
The on-demand, sharing and digital sectors - often called Economy 4.0 - bring new risks and challenges for the insurance industry.
Outdated static rating factors and underwriting losses mean the marine market is ripe for disruption. Technology, including, blockchain is set to shake up the sector.
It’s been 10 years since motor broker 1st Central launched in the UK, with policies sold exclusively over the phone or the internet. Simon Walker, who became CEO of parent company First Central Group in January, expects online giants like Amazon or…
The starting question had far reaching implications: “In 2030, what will the world need protecting from?” To answer that, five cross-industry teams explored the issues involved in an industry innovation challenge.
Tactical litigation is costly, underhand and rife within the technology sector, writes Tom Dixon, head of technology for Hiscox UK and Ireland, explaining how to help policyholders avoid it.
The terms commercial lines and digital aren't often spoken together - is the problem that the industry doesn't talk about it or is it really not happening in the market?
Insurance still lags behind other industry sectors when it comes to the internet of things. HPE Pointnext chief digital officer Mitchell Feldman explains why underwriters across all product lines should consider how it could help them price risks more…
Swinton CEO Gilles Normand believes brokers can be the Amazon of the insurance market.
With supply chains entwined through businesses like ivy, disruption risks are climbing. Under-utilised policy wordings and little-known specialist covers haven’t weeded them out
Open banking throws up some liability questions, explains James Tuplin, head of cyber and technology, media and telecoms – International at XL Catlin.
Innovation labs, investment vehicles and strategic partnerships; Edward Murray looks at the ways in which insurers are facing up to the challenges of a digital future
Organisations are likely to be faced with data privacy claims, predicts Raf Sanchez, international breach manager at Beazley, warning cyber cover is only part of the solution.
Independent brokers face ever-evolving challenges, which networks can help them take up, argues Sara Fardon, managing director of Willis Towers Watson Networks.
Insurers and lawyers trying to automate claims through artificial intelligence must be careful not to violate ethical boundaries, explains Andrew Dunkley, head of analytics at BLM, pointing to the Cambridge Analytica scandal as a warning sign.
Digital household insurance broker Policy Castle is on the hunt for funding as it looks towards partnering with high street brokers and large insurers.
A witness to the parliamentary Fake News Inquiry has raised questions over the use of insurance data in the Leave.EU campaign.
Artificial intelligence can spot dissatisfaction trends but only good complaint handling will help insurers get value out of those insights, explains Mark Parnaby, managing director of Cynergie, a Davies company.
Insurers need to make sure their rehabilitation providers comply with the General Data Protection Regulation. Anthony Eeles, chief digital and information officer at HCML, shares his checklist to reduce risks of a £20m fine.
There needs to be a significant shift in how cyber risk is understood and managed to help boards have a more accurate view of potential losses, as well as opportunities. Robert Vescio, chief analytics officer, SSIC, explains how using five peril…
City Minister John Glen is confident the new UK framework for insurance linked securities will help the market grow.