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'.
Comprehensive car insurance premiums in the UK increased by 4% in the final quarter of 2019, taking the annual uplift to 5%, according to the latest Confused Car Insurance Price Index in association with Willis Towers Watson.
The Financial Services Compensation Scheme has forecast that the failures of Qudos Insurance in December 2018 and Lamp Insurance in May last year will cost £12.4m this financial year.
Danish unrated insurer Gefion cannot enter new lines of business or branch out into further territories until it can meet its solvency capital requirement, the regulator has ordered.
Ozlem Gurses, reader in insurance and commercial law at King’s College London and British Insurance Law Association committee member, asks if the oversight of insurtechs is keeping up with the potential damage to consumer protection that new technology…
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.
Powerful 5G smart tech devices are expected to be rolled out this year. They are anticipated to overtake 4G in terms of reliability and innovation, as well as increasing data speeds, resulting in faster downloads and increased capability for digital…
Exclusive: Radius Payment Solutions has made a Crewe-based team within its insurance division redundant as it looks to consolidate its insurance operations in the offices of Sheffield-based Burley Group, which it acquired last year.
Bollington Insurance has bought North-West based broker Ashgrove Insurance Services for an undisclosed sum.
Sharon Beckett has been promoted to CEO of Be Wiser, with Mark Bower-Dyke ending his dual role at the broker and remaining as chairman.
This month marks the start of a new decade. And while a new year might bring optimism for the insurance sector it can also bring with it a host of challenges.
Motor broker Sure Thing Insurance Services made a loss of £2.1m in its final year ahead of the sale to Qmetric Group’s Policy Expert last June.
UK motor liability reinsurance rates for some accounts rose by up to 35% in the annual January renewal season, according to Willis Re.
Former Sabre chairman Keith Morris has been made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the New Year Honours List.
The regulator has noted concern that competition isn’t working well for all consumers in the house and motor markets but Tony Tarquini, director of insurance for Europe, the Middle East and Africa at Pegasystems, believes a ban on automatic price rises…
Gibraltar-based unrated motor insurer Tradewise Insurance Company pursued a sale ahead of going into run-off and continues to explore its options, executive chairman Marcus Killick confirmed to Post.
Though a new decade and the opportunity for new beginnings are now firmly in view, this week proved that 2019 still has some endings to get out of the way first.
UK managing general agent Tradewise Insurance Services has sourced £55m of capacity from Berkshire Hathaway via Faraday in London to continue writing motor trade business, as Tradewise Insurance Company goes into run-off.
Gibraltar-based motor insurer Tradewise Insurance Company is going into run-off and will stop writing business after 31 December.
In the first of a regular column, David Worsfold reflects on the fall out of the conclusive Conservative Party victory in the 2019 general election.
Post senior reporter Emmanuel Kenning wonders about Cuvva’s 3% claim.
Volkswagen Group has launched a 'paint and body platform' to keep insurers and the repair network up to date with its latest developments and technology updates.
The Ministry of Justice continues to face criticism for "missing the point" in its response to allegations of a “loophole” in whiplash legislation that affects children and vulnerable road users.