Go Compare has called for a doubling of the cooling off period for auto-renewals from 14 to 28 days during which time insurers should take “all reasonable steps” to make customers aware their insurance has been auto-renewed.
With the holiday break over, this week has seen people across the UK – some somewhat sluggishly – get back to business.
Several “significant” key risks of harm have been highlighted by the Financial Conduct Authority in an update to insurer boards.
The Financial Conduct Authority has published a call for input on proposals for open finance, which it claims could be a long-term solution to dual pricing.
The biggest opportunity for insurers to improve their performance is in relation to customer loyalty, which ranked above price as a decision driver when it comes to picking a provider, according to research by the Chartered Insurance Institute.
The regulatory agenda is always something of a concern to the independent non-executive director in the insurance market and keeping a close eye on the 2019 and 2020 plans from both the Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulatory Authority is…
In a week that was dominated by personal injury fracas, the revelation that Thomas Cook self-insured against all but the “very largest” PI claims may well take the cake for biggest botch up.
Blog: What does Admiral’s move to consolidate its aggregator businesses as Penguin Portals say about the state of price comparison in 2019?
A week after Go Compare's parent re-financed, Admiral has consolidated its global aggregation businesses as Penguin Portals 'to realise its global growth ambition'. Post content director Jonathan Swift ponders if this signals a first step toward…
A long-awaited judgment in the legal wrangle between Ardonagh and Gallagher came today, clearing Ardonagh of wrongdoing.
Disruption caused by any regulatory interventions on insurers’ pricing practices is more likely to affect insurers such as Direct Line Group, RSA and Saga than price comparison site-based underwriters such as Admiral and Hastings, Peel Hunt has predicted.
Personal lines customers are a promiscuous bunch, known for changing insurers for a few pounds.
An outright ban on dual pricing could be “catastrophic” for the industry, analysts warned, pushing smaller players out of the market, limiting competition and raising premiums across the board.
Studies are now estimating it takes a smoker on average 30 attempts to quit smoking.
The Financial Conduct Authority has outlined a raft of potential interventions as it revealed six million policyholders are hit with a loyalty penalty.
Arch Insurance-backed managing general agent start-up Archipelago Risk Insurance has announced that after a six month “pilot” it is ready to open the doors in a “controlled way”.
In just over a fortnight I will be leaving the world of insurance, after 42 months in the job and almost twelve hundred bylines under my belt. Here’s what I’ve learned.
Saga has warned of lower margins in insurance even as it saw a surge in its fixed price policy product, which was launched in the wake of backlash against industry dual pricing practices.
The publication of the hotly-anticipated interim report on the Financial Conduct Authority’s market study of general insurance pricing practices that was expected this summer has been delayed until October.
The industry faces heavy scrutiny from regulators and the government over pricing practices and personal injury reform, all while reeling from the prospect of a looming Brexit. Huw Evans, Association of British Insurers director general, spoke to Jen…
UK motorists lose an estimated £982m a year by not shopping around on renewal.
We talk a lot about reputation. Earlier this year, Post held its inaugural reputation event, which was attended by key industry stakeholders.
This month’s issue looked at reputational issues the sector is facing and what needs to be done to improve the industry's reputation going forward.
As many of you know I’m a motorhome owner and as a family we enjoy camping.
Our neighbours in France may have hit their highest ever recorded temperature this week as the heatwave that struck Europe saw schools closed, but Post revealed motorists holidaying there will not be able to claim compensation if they are struck by an…