Scott Egan, RSA’s UK and international CEO, has said the division delivered a “strong” performance in 2020, despite the impact of Covid-19 bringing a halt to its return to profitability in the UK.
For the record: Aviva disposals, Beazley creates digital unit, Fenchurch & Partners launches, new D&O MGA Rising Edge and Zurich invests in insurtech
Post wraps up the major insurance deals, launches and investments of the week
Mark Wilson might have not quite managed to turn Aviva into the 320 year old disruptor he had hoped, but Post content director Jonathan Swift reasons he might have more luck scratching that digital itch with his latest venture Abacai, even in a soft…
Fully Comp: Episode 13 - For all the hype, is there tangible evidence UBI, telematics and on-demand motor have seen lift off during the pandemic?
For the thirteenth episode of Post’s video series Fully Comp we gathered a group of experts together to consider if the Covid-19 pandemic has had any impact on the consumption of non-traditional annual motor insurance products.
When it comes to motor insurance offering the consumer choice brings a host of benefits and overall improves customer satisfaction. Mia Constable, head of business development at E2E Total Loss Vehicle Management, asks how can consumers be offered more…
The widespread adoption of electic vehicles is down to factors such as lifestyle changes brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic and people becoming more environmentally conscious writes Steve Molloy, director of commercial sales and EV strategy at AX.
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.
Allianz was hit by £175m of UK Covid-19 business interruption claims in 2020, net of reinsurance, the insurer has said, as LV confirmed 300 redundancies from its Legal & General integration.
Telematics-based insurance has been a great British success story for young drivers, but it has failed to enthuse the mass market, says Norrie Erwin managing director of Carrot.
Assurant’s Europe boss Christian Formby tells Post how he came into the role, explains the growth opportunities for its B2B2C connected home, lifestyle and car offering and discusses how it faces competition from all angles, despite having no similar…
The British Insurance Brokers’ Association has launched its 2021 manifesto with the heading of ‘Resilience’ as it highlighted the ways it said brokers can help as the UK adapts to a post-pandemic normal after Brexit.
Policymakers, retailers and environmentalists hope that e-scooters will be a green saviour. Trials to ascertain the risks are ongoing, as the insurance industry watches on with a wary eye.
By 2022 the European Union will make some advanced driver assistance systems mandatory for new cars. Ed Murray asks how the market is preparing for this and how it is keeping up with the current Adas equipped cars in the car park
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.
Markerstudy has agreed a £200m investment led by private equity firm Pollen Street Capital, which will see its debts to Qatar Re restructured and fund organic and acquisition-led growth.
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.
Zurich is to offer policyholders that make a claim free counselling sessions, following a nine-month pilot last year.
Insurer satisfaction unaffected by Covid-19 despite record policyholder problems, says Institute of Customer Service
The Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdowns have not had a detrimental impact on the insurance sector’s overall customer satisfaction - despite the number of people experiencing problems hitting an historic high, according to the latest report by the…
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.
Under the Bonnet, driven by Haynes Pro: What progress is being made in making the UK vehicle pool more environmentally friendly?
In the first of a new quarterly series in association with Post, Haynes Pro crunches the data to look at the take up of electric and hybrid vehicles in the UK over the past 10 years
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.