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.
Drivers who use their vehicles for non-essential travel under lockdown will not risk invalidating their motor insurance, the Association of British Insurers has told Post in response to national press reports.
Brightside has decided to put car and van managing general agent Kitsune into run-off less than two years after it was launched, CEO Brendan McCafferty has revealed.
Reputational damage from Covid-19 can be expected across all lines of insurance, but initiatives introduced by motor insurers at the beginning of the year could soften the blow, an Association of British Insurers representative has suggested.
Welcome to the fifth episode of Fully Comp, Insurance Post’s new regular video series tackling some of the biggest issues in insurance.
The Department of Justice for Northern Ireland has decided against changing the country's personal injury discount rate until a revised legal framework is in place.
With the news that ERS is planning to enter 'specialist commercial' lines, Post content director Jonathan Swift asks if we can get any insights into what that might mean by looking at previous diversification plays, recent appointments and its IT…
Tesco Bank will pay Ageas at least £125m for its 50.1% stake in Tesco Underwriting as it confirmed the deal first revealed by Post last year.
Brokers called for the government to introduce a zero-rate insurance premium tax for young driver telematics policies in oral evidence at the Transport Committee’s inquiry into road safety and young and novice drivers.
Confusion around assisted driving systems fuelled in part by carmakers’ marketing must be tackled in order to avert serious road collisions, Thatcham Research has warned as it unveils a new safety scoring system.
Ardonagh is buying specialist retail broker Lloyd Latchford Group for £15.3m, Post can reveal.
Ardonagh has offered to sell motorcycle specialist Bennetts to address the concerns of the Competition and Markets Authority and avoid a “long, burdensome and expensive phase two enquiry”.
The Financial Conduct Authority has estimated it will cost the insurance sector £1.06bn over 10 years to comply with its package of measures designed to tackle dual pricing in the general insurance market.
The bid to take motor insurer Hastings back into private hands is a positive move for the company and a stamp of approval for the sector, say market specialists – but, after years of growth, challenges lie ahead
Howden’s purchase of A-Plan for “approaching £700m” has created a business of scale that is a true “challenger broker”, according to David Howden, CEO of Hyperion Insurance Group.
Shares in the AA opened more than 17% down this morning as private equity firms Centrebridge Partners Europe and Platinum Equity both confirmed they would not be bidding for the business.
A German court recently fined a driver involved in a crash, ruling that the touchscreen controls used to operate the windscreen wipers should be classified as a distracting electronic device. With vehicles becoming increasingly high tech, DWF product…
The Financial Conduct Authority has proposed banning retail motor and home insurance dual pricing in a package of measures designed to enhance competition, give fair value to customers and increase trust.
Former Axa and UK General Insurance CEO Peter Hubbard has been appointed as non-executive chairman of broker Be Wiser Insurance, Post can reveal.