The British government is planning to avoid the European Union’s controversial Vnuk law, which requires compulsory insurance for vehicles including golf buggies and mobility scooters even on private land.
For the Record: BGL rolls out digital claims, Chubb backs Covid-19 cover, Covea in Vitality tie-up, insurtech funding hits £5.2bn and Tractable deals
Post wraps up the major insurance deals, launches, investments and strategic moves of the week.
Fitch Ratings has a worsening outlook for the UK non-life company sector, Graham Coutts, senior director, head of EMEA reinsurance has confirmed with market combined ratios for motor and home likely to be above 100% in 2021.
Broker-only motor insurer ERS has the chance to make its mark in the commercial sector but will need to recruit well and target niche larger risks.
Tesco Bank new and renewing home and motor policies will be underwritten by Tesco Underwriting from August, the business announced on Tuesday.
Blog: Whiplash portal may never live up to expectations but still time to prevent government IT disaster
The government needs to use the short delay to the Civil Liability Act wisely, says Matthew Maxwell Scott, executive director of the Association of Consumer Support Organisations.
David Russell, chief compliance officer at Be Wiser Insurance, was part of the Financial Services Authority team that brought in the Insurance Mediation Directive and statutory regulation of brokers. Here he looks at the implications of the Financial…
For a sixth year running, Post content director Jonathan Swift scans the insurtech space and identifies up-and-coming businesses potentially worth watching over the next 12 months.
From trade tariffs on parts and whiplash reform, through to fraud, automatic lane keeping technology and connected vehicles, there is plenty for insurers to keep an eye on this year, says Jon Dye, director of motor at QBE.
Perhaps the only surprise about today’s delay to part one of the Civil Liability Act (2018) whiplash reforms is that they are only being put back one month.
Whiplash reforms have been pushed back to May, Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice Robert Buckland confirmed today.
With the government announcing that careless driving will carry the possibility of a custodial sentence from 2021, Lili Oliver, Weightmans partner, explores the likely impact on the insurance industry.
Welcome to episode nine of Fully Comp, Post’s video series tackling some of the biggest issues in insurance.
Machine Learning Programs was bought by Open GI last year only one year after it launched. CEO Tom Murphy shares his views on the power of AI and the future for insurance as well as telling Post how he got into the sector.
Be Wiser has reshaped its board again with a new chair and hiring former Endsleigh CEO Jeff Brinley as chief financial officer, Joe Copp as group chief operating officer and David Russell as chief risk and compliance officer.
Brightside’s decision to put car and van managing general agent Kitsune into run-off has reinforced the need for volume and specialism, according to experts who warned that entering the market now would not be for the faint-hearted.
The Co-op has confirmed the completion of the sale of its underwriting business to Markerstudy after Post revealed the deal had received regulatory approval.
Louise O'Shea, CEO of Confused, spoke to Post about the comparison site's recent profits, its growth ambitions and what the FCA's pricing proposals will mean for consumers.
As Confused launches an Alexa Skill that allows customers to get quotes from their Amazon Echo, Post content director Jonathan Swift asks other insurers about their experience of voice assistant technology to see if it is merely a gimmick - or has a…
Analysis: With Ageas and Aviva on board, will Caura be the first motor insurtech to successfully target mainstream ‘Joe Bloggs’?
This week Caura launched its app-based motor insurance offering, which the insurtech claims has the most extensive underwriting footprint of any UK start-up to date.
Under the weight of coronavirus curtailment the UK unemployment rate has hit 4.8%. Crafty criminals are capitalising on unsuspecting job hunters to ‘phish’ personal information and commit insurance fraud.
I-Wonder has launched a bicycle insurance comparison site and is planning to enter the motorcycle market at the start of 2021, Post can reveal.
Welcome to episode seven of Fully Comp, Post’s video series tackling some of the biggest issues in insurance.
Financial pressures caused by Covid-19 could lead to an increase in guaranteed asset protection insurance fraud, with some insurers already seeing worrying signs, experts have cautioned.