French risk managers are less concerned with the domestic rise of populism than with providing their business with multinational cover, explains François-Xavier d’Huart, head of client and broker management, France, for XL Catlin.
The Association of British Insurers’ announcement that motor insurance premiums hit their highest recorded levels at the end of last year is another reminder that change is long overdue in the personal motor market. That’s coming but will it be enough?
As an insurer, we do unfortunately see first-hand the devastating impact flooding can have on homes and livelihoods.
Industry bodies have raised concerns about the government’s consultation on the ‘Vnuk judgement’, saying that it could lead to increased costs and fraud.
The political uncertainty surrounding Brexit will reduce merger and acquisition deals in Europe, according to AM Best.
I spent 15 years working for a number of insurance companies before ‘crossing the floor’ to be the managing director of Minster Law, a claimant firm. Whether moving from insurance to the law is a step up the public approval rankings or a step down is a…
In light of Brexit, what will regulation look like in the future?
After two years of waiting – and wondering – the apprenticeship levy is upon us. And so, for those of you with an annual paybill of over £3m, you’ll now be paying 0.5% of that to HMRC.
My Irish grandmother always said bad things come in threes. In the last 18 months the insurance industry has faced bad returns on investments, several increases to insurance premium tax and now the huge change to the Ogden discount rate, so the sector…
It is the most prestigious chairmanship in UK insurance. But next month, John Nelson will step down after six years in the role of Lloyd’s chairman. He talks to Ryan Hewlett about steering the market through one of its most turbulent periods
The Lloyd’s Market Association has coordinated an industry response calling for the Information Commissioner's Office to change its guidance over incoming data protection rules from the European Union.
The decision to cut the Ogden discount rate for the first time in 16 years sent shock waves through the industry that will be felt for months and years to come.
Lloyd’s of London anticipates fewer than 100 staff will be needed to operate its European post-Brexit subsidiary, chief financial officer John Parry said.
Elizabeth Truss, Secretary of State for Justice, has launched a six-week consultation on the discount rate.
The British Insurance Brokers’ Association has called on Prime Minister Theresa May to make "urgent progress" in setting up a new free trade agreement with the European Union now that Article 50 has been invoked.
The Lloyd's Franchise Board has recommended that the market chooses Brussels as the location of its post-Brexit subsidiary, Post understands.
Listening to the entirety of the Second Reading debate on the Prisons and Courts Bill last week, I was reminded once again of the pitfalls of short-sighted and ill-thought-out policy changes in the claims sector.
The International Underwriting Association has joined insurers and called for a reform of the discount rate and the way in which personal injuries are analysed and settled.
Changes to the personal injury discount rate could increase the cost of personal injury claims by as much as three times, according to Marsh.
The British Insurance Brokers’ Association will outline the benefits of its small to medium enterprise flood scheme in parliament later today.
As automated vehicles take to the roads, the government is likely to focus on one motor insurer as the first port of call for any third-party claim to simplify the claims process. However, that will not preclude other proceedings based on product…
The Financial Conduct Authority has met with the government to discuss a post-Brexit regulatory framework.
Lloyd’s of London will reveal the location of its post-Brexit base by the end of this month, Post understands.
The Ogden discount rate changed today from 2.5% to minus 0.75% following the Lord Chancellor's announcement last month.