Vets and insurers should work together to develop and shape the pet insurance market
Digital disruptors are digging out niches and targeting poorly-served sectors as the push for market share ramps up in 2016.
Broker Brightside will trial a pet insurance product, acting as an introducer for Purely Pets Insurance, owned by Markerstudy.
A unified pet register to counter fraud has been championed by pet insurance software firm Aquarium ahead of the implementation of compulsory microchipping for all dogs in England.
Legal & General is to start underwriting all new business for its pet insurance product from 1 January 2016.
Aquarium Software has backed calls for pet insurance to be made compulsory by law in Scotland as a step in the right direction for owners, animals, vets and insurers.
The Association of British Insurers has highlighted how a range of policies will be impacted when the Insurance Premium Tax increase takes effect in November.
Aviva has entered into an agreement with NCI Group to underwrite its pet insurance policies.
Direct to consumer financial services provider Sun Life has underlined its entry into the general insurance market with the unveiling of a pet insurance proposition.
UK start-up Bought By Many has acquired 100% of the shares in pet insurance broker Brooks Braithwaite (Sussex).
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).