Dognapping is a cruel crime that is on the rise. But are pet insurers doing enough to help owners? And should they be taking a more active role in providing specific cover against theft rather than focusing primarily on vets’ bills?
The UK pet insurance market could learn a lot from its competitors in Sweden, according to technology firm Aquarium, particularly collaborating with partner agencies such as veterinarians and the police.
Sun Life is aiming to sign-up around a quarter of a million policyholders to its general insurance division inside the next four years and is already setting its sights on the motor market.
Ex-Castle Cover products director Simon Stanney has been hired to spearhead Sun Life’s foray into the general insurance market.
A married couple who conned an insurer out of £8,358.50 by making fictitious claims on pet insurance for real and non-existent dogs have been given a suspended prison sentence.
Neil Richards-Smith is group MD, NCI
Insurers paid out record amounts in pet insurance feeds in 2014 but large swathes of animal owners are still failing to take advantage of the cover on offer, according to the Association of British Insurers.
LV has launched a new premier pet insurance policy that will provide policyholders with cover of up to £10,000 for vet fees.
Potential for profit-making, low market penetration and a diversification away from the tough motor market are key factors in "struggling" Gibraltarian insurers looking to enter the UK pet insurance arena, commentators have suggested.
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UK pet insurance premiums are forecast to reach £1.1bn by 2018 with market growth driven by rising vetinary fees, high claims costs and advances in vetinary treatment.
Markerstudy subsidiary Zenith has struck an affinity deal with Aviva that will see the insurer underwrite 50% of Zenith’s pet insurance business.
The UK pet insurance market has exploded over the past few years and is expected to continue to grow. But just how do insurance companies build on this without falling prey to unscrupulous operators?
NCI Vehicle Rescue is proposing a withdrawal from the ISDX Growth Market in a letter sent to shareholders today (22 January).
More Than is considering a telematics-type offering for pets with a view to launching a product later this year.
The death of a man who entered a tiger enclosure at a Delhi zoo made global headlines in September, but has the tragedy had an impact on the wider zoo insurance sector – and how can the industry protect itself from such incidents?
Almost a third of Britons have cut back on their insurance purchasing because they could not afford it, according to figures from Close Brothers Premium Finance.
Chinese insurance giant PICC is launching a product for cats and dogs for Chinese owners.
Pet Plan has partnered with technology business Digital Animal on a social media marketing campaign to replace its manual "recommend-a-friend" scheme.
Allianz retail general manager Neil Brettell tells Post of his clear vision for the business – to be a top-five UK player in five years
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NCI Vehicle Rescue has agreed a partnership with independent broker Higos Insurance Services to exclusively provide its network of branches with pet insurance.
Axa has completed the sale of its pet insurance book to NCI Vehicle Rescue for an undisclosed sum.
Healthy Pets is to launch in the USA this summer in collaboration with American insurer Pet First.