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Is premium finance still a tax on the poor?

News Editor’s View: Scott McGee considers whether recent steps taken by trade bodies to address premium finance will reassure the Financial Conduct Authority that this payment method is no longer a ‘tax on being poor’ that needs to be tackled.

Insurers face margin crush unless premiums are hiked

Data analysis: A sustainable margin recovery looks increasingly challenging for insurers with premiums needing to increase in real terms to prevent any erosion after a tripling of costs to 10.9% of premiums last year from 3.5% in 2022.

Exploring the ethnicity penalty in insurance

As the insurance industry is once again accused of discriminating against individuals living in ethnically diverse areas, Aamina Zafar considers whether providers should do a better job of demonstrating racism isn’t a factor in pricing policies.

Ant Middle, Ageas

Ant Middle, CEO of Ageas UK, leaps up 16 places on Insurance Post’s Power List and is likely to climb even higher up the ranking of the industry’s movers and shakers if his parent company continues to court UK targets despite the DLG rebufal.

Is the home insurance market set for a reckoning?

Editor’s View: Emma Ann Hughes warns home insurers to brace themselves to be the next target of policyholders’ wrath as moaning motorists are replaced by angry-looking property owners on national newspapers’ personal finance pages.

Big Interview: Ola Jacob, Descartes Underwriting and Biba

Six months into his tenure at Descartes Underwriting, and not long after being announced as the new chair for Biba’s South East and London committee, Ola Jacob sits down with Scott McGee to talk about the potential of parametric insurance, and what his…

Are we ever going to stamp out underinsurance?

News Editor’s View: As Aviva’s broker barometer shows underinsurance remains a major concern for brokers, with almost three-quarters worried their clients may not have adequate cover, Scott McGee questions what the industry is doing to ensure everyone is…

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