Jimmy Williams, co-founder and CEO of Urban Jungle, spoke to Post about how his own experience with home insurance inspired him to address issues the industry is facing, ambitions to branch outside of property and how views of insurtechs are changing.
With the world facing an urgent climate crisis, consumers are increasingly looking for brands to put purpose before profits, writes Paul Dixon, Zurich UK’s head of claims proposition.
Listed insurtech market cap surpasses $22bn; motor start-up Adiona plans to take on 'outdated' incumbents; Dale Partners gets Lloyd's green light; and Zurich unveils £750m MGA capacity deal
For the record: Post wraps up the major insurance deals, launches, investments and strategic moves of the week.
As the summer floods have shown, urgent action is needed to tackle climate change. Insurers have already committed to investment and underwriting targets but can also make a difference on the ground in the way they handle claims Graham Gibson, chief…
A recent survey carried out by Post, in association with 360Globalnet, found that the straight through processing of personal lines claims is still not a reality for most insurance customers. However, as Sam Barrett discovers, that number is increasing,…
Insurance Post TV: Will claim volumes ever return to pre-pandemic levels? Featuring Allianz, NFU Mutual, RSA and Zurich
Today Insurance Post reveals the latest episode of its ‘magazine-style’ television show, which aims to get under the skin of some of the best read stories and articles that have appeared in print or online recently.
Loss adjusters have identified high-value claims after flash floods in London affected commercial and residential buildings, in particular properties with extensive basements.
Aviva has published a seven step plan calling on the government and industry to prepare at risk homes, businesses and schools for weather events.
Insurers are grappling with rising escape of water claims costs. One of the most common types of domestic property damage claims, insurers are paying out an estimated 2.5 million every day, according to the Association of British Insurers.
An insurer can have brilliant digital first notification of loss process, but if it is not developing digital capabilities to underpin other processes, it will still be offering a largely manual service.
Digital Bar Quarterly: Chasing pack strive to overtake Aviva in scramble for digital services, with Admiral and More Than leading the way
In the first of a new quarterly column Altus Consulting insurance director Mark Andrews dissects the data from its Digital Bar to highlight the lack of uptake of data enrichment to enable quick quote for direct customers, with many journeys still…
Amazon, Apple and Google have opened up the 'mass market' for smart home insurance, claims start-up Hiro
The growth in big tech smart home solutions means it is a lot easier to sell household insurance products that reward adoption than ever before, according to the Neos alumnae behind newly launched insurtech Hiro.
Dylan Bourguignon, So-Sure CEO, spoke to Post about contents insurance, insurtech trends, and why he believes investors are reluctant to put money into the sector.
At the beginning of February, national headlines warned of a ‘Beast from the East Two’ as snowy blizzards, heavy rain and gale-force winds were forecast to batter large parts of the country. But a repeat of the hefty claims dent left by its 2018 namesake…
Hélène Galy, managing director of Willis Towers Watson’s Willis Research Network, considers the growing threat of cascading risks.
Wealthier individuals are making the most of their sheds and outbuildings while working from home. Iprism private clients team manager Amie Wright ponders the insurance implications of this rising trend.
Inside Out: I am a broker and a leaseholder – insurers and FCA must push for cladding crisis solution
Post invites industry insiders affected by key issues they believe insurance is getting ‘inside out’ to share their perspective and state their case for change. Here a broker talks about how leaseholders are getting a rough deal.
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.
Post wraps up the major insurance deals, launches and investments of the week
The predicted coronavirus-related economic hit is being compared to the 2008 recession, with financial pressure a driver of insurance fraud.
Future Focus 2030: The future of property podcast - how IoT sensors, automation and granular data will shape the next decade
It is the year 2030. The explosion of internet of things devices has really taken hold impacting both the personal and commercial property markets.
The coronavirus pandemic has had a bigger impact on claims handling than other natural disasters, with the average time to contact policyholders after a claim up 55% compared to normal levels, a conference heard.
Insurance Covid-Cast: Insurtech 100 special – ' Property/Contents Focus' with Getsafe, Hippo and Urban Jungle
In the 25th episode of Post and Insurance Age’s video series we gathered together a trio of start-ups featured in the Insurtech 100, all of which are focused on the household and property markets.
Insurance Covid-Cast: Insurtech 100 special – Distribution focus 2 with Next Insurance's Sofya Pogreb and Trov's Ian Sweeney
In the 24th episode of Post and Insurance Age’s video series we gathered together two start-ups featured in the Insurtech 100, both of which have pivoted from business-to-consumer distribution, to B2B2C.