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.
The administrators of bankrupt Danish insurer Alpha are embroiled in a legal battle with UK-based J&M Insurance Services over £3.9m in premiums collected by the UK firm in the months leading up to unrated carrier’s collapse in May 2018.
From supply chains disruption to social distancing and repair shops, the pandemic has caused presented unprecedented challenges to the supply of car parts to the UK and how repairs are conducted following government guidelines.
The predicted coronavirus-related economic hit is being compared to the 2008 recession, with financial pressure a driver of insurance fraud.
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…
ERS confirmed CEO Ian Parker will step down after seven years, as the motor-focused insurer revealed it is entering specialist commercial insurance.
Right at the forefront of the challenge to ensure that Britain’s roads remain safe is technology.
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.
Brightside’s Brendan McCafferty on why the insurance industry needs to get real on its social contract
The insurance industry needs to find the right answers quickly if it is going to rebuild its reputation with the public, particularly after the recent business interruption court case and dual pricing headlines, says Brightside CEO Brendan McCafferty.
Today is the day we can finally reveal the winners of the Insurance Post Claims and Fraud Awards 2020.
The 100 largest UK-regulated insurers reported a combined underwriting profit in 2019, albeit lower than in 2018. Bond yields fell in 2019, however, investment earnings benefited from the strong performance of equity markets. How will the impact of the…
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.
When the transaction for HG to invest in Hyperion closes the private equity firm will hold “just over 20%” of the business, CEO David Howden told Post.
Direct Line Group CEO Penny James spoke to Jen Frost about overseeing the business’s transformation programme under coronavirus, the group’s acquisitive appetite and having a healthy curiosity
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
Blog: Replacement vehicle hygiene - is it the missing link in a ‘Covid-safe’ motor insurance supply chain?
There have been many challenges over the last six months. James Roberts, business development director for insurance at Europcar Mobility Group, believes there is clear evidence that the motor insurance sector has adapted well, responding to customer…
Join Jonathan Swift, Insurance Post content director, and Jaime Hassall, team leader at Highways England, to discuss how road safety is adapting to the challenge of Covid-19, and the key priorities in maintain the UK’s high safety standards.
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…
Former Axa and UK General Insurance CEO Peter Hubbard has been appointed as non-executive chairman of broker Be Wiser Insurance, Post can reveal.
Investment of £1.2bn on 5267km of roads across Britain could prevent more than 8000 deaths and serious injuries over the next 20 years, according to a report by the Road Safety Foundation and Ageas.
The Competition and Markets Authority has found that Ardonagh’s purchase of Bennetts could lead to “higher prices, less choice and worse services for motorcyclists in the UK”.