To tie in with his deep dive into the birth of the UK direct insurance market, Jonathan Swift caught up with Direct Line co-founder and Churchill founder and former chairman and CEO Martin Long to talk about the birth and growth of both companies, their…
The history of direct insurance in the UK: How Direct Line and Churchill took on the establishment and ended up as merger partners
As Post celebrates 180 years, Post content director Jonathan Swift explores the birth of direct insurance in the UK and how two key early movers Direct Line and Churchill went from rivals to merger bedfellows in a deal that literally 'shook up insurance'.
Arron Banks’ group of companies take a “two-faced approach” to regulation and the Information Commissioner’s Office should be allowed to maintain its fines and audit against Leave EU and Eldon, a tribunal heard.
ICO fines and enforcement action ‘significant and novel extension’ of regulatory powers: Eldon and Leave EU
Eldon Insurance and Leave EU fines totalling £105,000 and a data audit against the broker levelled by the Information Commissioner’s Office are “divorced from reality,” a tribunal heard yesterday.
Insurtech Found is close to reaching its seed funding target of £250 000 on Seedrs after going live in Bristol a fortnight ago.
Insurtech Wrisk has unveiled the first fruits of its tie up with BMW Financial Services Group and Allianz Automotive by offering all new UK Mini owners three months free insurance underwritten by LV Broker.
The general public might still be split on whether Die Hard is a Christmas movie or not. Jonathan Swift wonders if the resurrection of Norwich Union will prove just as divisive.
Saracens and primary sponsor Allianz are to hold discussions after the rugby club opted against appealing the £5.36m fine and 35 point penalty imposed for failing to disclose payments to players and breaching a salary cap.
A child of the dot-com boom, CFC Underwriting has now left its teenage years behind as it enters its twentieth year as one of the pre-eminent specialist managing general agents in the London market. CEO David Walsh spoke to Jonathan Swift about the …
Insurtech Lemonade is fighting an injunction by T Mobile parent company Deutsche Telekom over use of the colour magenta.
From scepticism about data to dissatisfaction about driver behaviour scores, Igo4 CEO Matt Munro addresses some of the common misconceptions about telematics, and suggests marketing and communications are key to avoiding complaints.
Claims management companies have received 20% of all fines for nuisance calls, messages and emails handed out by the Information Commissioner’s Office since 2010, according to figures from the SMS Works.
Digital Fineprint has become the latest UK-based insurtech to announce a significant fund raising round after unveiling a $4m (£3.2m) investment at Insurtech Connect in Las Vegas today.
From Bolton to Palace; Gretna to Argyle - when insurance personalities invest time and money in football
As former Sabre CEO Keith Morris backs the Bolton Wanderers FC buyout, Post content director Jonathan Swift looks at other insurance individuals who have been closely involved in football over the last two decades.
There is a much subscribed to myth in marketing that anyone over the age of 35 is a second-rate citizen – or at the very least not worthy of the attention paid to that holy grail consumer, the millennial. Robin Trust, CEO at the Kite Factory, explains…
Diversity and inclusion have moved from buzzwords to being embraced by the insurance industry for all the right reasons but is it doing enough?
Crawford & Company has bolstered its client relationship function with a trio of senior hires from major insurers.
Having been through one merger already Axa XL’s UK CEO Paul Greensmith, took the most recent change in his stride. But he explains to Jen Frost that, even though his part of the business is now part of the behemoth Axa, it will retain its agility,…
Providers with books that are skewed to heavily discounted year one are facing a quandary about whether to change their strategy before the dual pricing review outcomes or wait until after. Either way Brendan McCafferty, CEO Brightside Group, believe…
Despite a number of technological revolutions, general insurance hasn’t altered much since it was first conceived centuries ago in City of London coffee shops. You Do Pet founder Paul Dennis argues 'claim sharing' might be about to change that.
Exclusive: The Chartered Insurance Institute has launched a dedicated professional body for people who work in claims.
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…
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…
No stranger to controversy, Arron Banks is back in the news and under the spotlight with allegations and appeals