Former Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron has called the conduct of insurers during the coronavirus pandemic “deeply depressing” and urged the Chancellor of the Exchequer to “take steps to protect insurance customers from the actions of insurers”.
The Northern Irish Department of Justice has decided not to change the country's discount rate in line with the existing framework but will wait for reforms. DAC Beachcroft complex injury partner Louise Butler considers the next steps.
While the end of 2020 is almost in sight, the outlook is still littered with obstacles, writes Atradius head of SME business Tanya Giles.
Welcome to the fifth episode of Fully Comp, Insurance Post’s new regular video series tackling some of the biggest issues in insurance.
Welcome to the first episode of Fully Comp, Insurance Post’s new regular video series tackling some of the biggest issues in insurance.
Change can be a daunting prospect. In these uncertain times especially so. Our natural instinct can be to resist. But change is often necessary; it can make us stronger, more resilient and more effective, writes Flood Re CEO Andy Bord.
Events were cancelled across the board this year due to Covid-19 but none could be much more emotive than the thousands of weddings that couldn’t go ahead. Post investigates how the insurance market responded.
Munich Re has called for government-backed risk pools to be created to insure against the effects of future pandemics.
Tony Lloyd, Labour MP for Rochdale, filed a motion in House of Commons on 1 September calling on Co-op to review its decision to sell the Manchester-based insurance business to Markerstudy.
As US states introduce a new wave of legislation intended to encourage businesses to reopen without the fear of an onslaught of Covid-related lawsuits, Andrea Best and Kristi Garrett of law firm Mc Dermott, Will & Emery ask whether these liability…
In the second of a new monthly series, Post looks into the future at how the insurance market might change, with each part focusing on a specific issue. Jonathan Swift fast forwards a decade to look at how a new era of collaboration and ethics changed…
Insurance Covid-Cast episode 16: “From feast to famine in ten days” – How the travel insurance sector is dealing with the Coronavirus with no sales
In the latest episode of Post and Insurance Age’s video series we gathered together a group of travel insurance experts to discuss how the travel insurance sector is coping with a “tsunami of claims” and whether it will bounce back post-pandemic.
Crawford & Co's Andrew King on why Covid-19 means the role of risk manager has never been more important
The risk manager’s time has come as realisation dawns on how interconnected and vulnerable we all are in light of Covid-19. That is the view of Andrew King, head of Crawford Forensic Accounting Services UK & Ireland, who warns the spectre of large…
Insurers plead with government to make early call on further whiplash reform delay in light of Covid-19
The whiplash reforms implementation date should be delayed and a realistic timescale put in light of the Covid-19 epidemic.
Analysis: How insurance law firms are responding to the coronavirus - virtual forums, video evidence and resolution based on documentary evidence
In light of the coronavirus pandemic, Jonathan Swift, director of content for Infopro insurance division, caught up with a number of insurance law firms to find out what they are doing to manage case loads and meetings during these difficult times; and…
The chair of Natural England, Tony Juniper, yesterday urged insurers to put their weight behind upcoming climate change talks in Glasgow later this year.
In this month's column, David Worsfold, a long-running commentator on the insurance market, explores how the insurance industry could find itself rather lonely in its corridors of deviation after Brexit is finalised, the complexities of Covid-19 for the…
The Motor Insurers' Bureau has been tipped to challenge the government into amending the Road Traffic Act or change its own Articles following this week's Supreme Court ruling in the case of MIB v Lewis.
Post news editor Jen Frost reflects on Sajid Javid’s shock exit as Chancellor and what this could mean for insurance premium tax and the budget.
Insurers have ramped up lobbying attempts to convince the government to slice the rate of Insurance Premium Tax. Post investigates why they may well have good reason to be worried it could be cranked up the other way.
If recent trends continue, 2020 is likely to be another unpredictable year for businesses, reinforcing the need to build business resilience and develop more dynamic and insightful risk management writes Cécile Fresneau, executive director for UK…
Andrew Bailey, CEO of the Financial Conduct Authority, will take over from Mark Carney as governor of the Bank of England in March.
The government will take steps to ensure long-term market access for UK and Gibraltar financial services firms, according to a Queen’s Speech briefing document.
In the first of a regular column, David Worsfold reflects on the fall out of the conclusive Conservative Party victory in the 2019 general election.