Agile is poorly understood by the UK insurance industry - and implemented even worse. That is the view of Oxbow Partners' Chris Sandiland, who offers his own take on how incumbents can best take advantage of an insurtech and innovation strategy
Financials services lag behind other industry sectors when it comes to digital transformation, according to a recent report.
With Valentine’s Day yesterday, the Post team started the week by bracing ourselves for an inevitable slew of romance-related press releases. We weren’t disappointed.
As we all live and work in an increasingly digital world, technology seems to be able to provide solutions for many challenges insurers face. And that is why, more than ever before, insurers need to work on those human relationships with customers,…
Jonathan Swift asks whether RSA promoting Scott Egan is a sign of the insurance industry's lack of appeal to external candidates; a sign of lack of big name insurance draws in the market; an indication of its risk aversion; or a combination of any of the…
One of the first movers in the insurtech space, Digital Partners now works with over 20 start-ups and wrote £100m of gross written premium in 2018. Its CEO Andrew Rear and chief operating officer Mark Dennis spoke to Jonathan Swift about how a…
As Post gears up to launch the 2019 Insurtech 100 listing in association with Tallt, Post content director Jonathan Swift highlights six businesses that will hope to be featured in forthcoming rankings
On the back of recent research by Post and Banking Circle – the financial utility – into the banking/payments infrastructure insurance companies use for reconciliation and settlement, Edward Murray sought to discover the most pressing pain points and how…
Insurers will inevitably retain insurance as their core offering. But must act more like venture capitalists and develop innovation cultures to succeed according to Geoff Knott, director, Ninety Consulting
The term ‘single customer view’ has been a buzzword for a number of years now, but how close it is to being a reality in insurance? With this in mind, Post, in association with Marklogic, held a roundtable to discuss the importance of SCV, and how to…
From automation to digitalization; from controlling claims inflation to the legal framework for driverless cars, it could be argued that working in claims has never been scarier – but more exciting.
The insurance sector must remain vigilant to challengers, be they data giants like Google and Amazon, or nimble insurtechs. Especially given that some already hold such rich data. So how can incumbents take on potential usurpers? Is now the time to take…
Insurance needs to have more creative ideas, with stronger commercial outcomes, delivered through a better-disciplined approach, argues Dan White, senior partner, Ninety Consulting. And then senior executives might not be so sceptical when it comes to…
Aviva was declared the Digital Insurer of the Year at the 2018 Digital and Insurtech Awards on Friday 23 November.
The insurance industry has achieved many successes in its fight against fraud but it now needs to address database overload, urges Steve Crystal, head of financial crime at Sedgwick.
The chair of underwriting agency Iprism has vowed that it will never work with unrated capacity again having only just got its house in order after the collapse of former partner Gable in 2016.
Aviva takes the crown as digital insurance lead, but insurance as a whole is middling compared to other sectors, according to a report.
As insurance is embracing digital technologies, the most crucial skill it will need is empathy, explains Stephen Walker, director of claims, customer and operations at Covéa Insurance.
Insurers need to leverage technology to make insurance simpler and improve its reputation, writes Rob Townend, managing director of Aviva’s UK general insurance business.
Can a niche insurance user experience be scaled to drive revenue growth? Post, in association with EXL, gathered together a number of insurance industry experts to explain how
Personal lines brokers need to juggle competing requirements to achieve success, writes Brightside CEO Brendan McCafferty, explaining how they can get their basics right.
Andrew Morrish, claims director at Aviva, has said that he doesn’t foresee Aviva’s digital push changing with the departure of CEO Mark Wilson.
Only by using Placing Platform Limited can insurers and brokers make electronic placement work better, argues Anthony Baldwin, CEO of AIG Europe.
As dead as a CDO-do; terrible pun, but with Andrew Brem departing as chief digital officer at Aviva and not being replaced, Jonathan Swift mulls whether this job title will soon be going the way of this flightless bird