Blog: Building regulations - how can stricter changes present opportunities for the wider insurance industry?
As stricter building regulations for new buildings are set to come in force, insurers could see lower property damage costs and pay outs. However, Simon Ford, chairman of the British Damage Management Association, asks if this could be a challenge to…
Inland flood defences reduce river flood losses by 63%, saving the UK £1.1bn annually on average, according to a recent study.
Automatic fire sprinklers should be compulsory in all new build schools, insurers have warned.
Terrorism has been a constant threat in the UK for more than half a century and has proved hard for security forces to keep up with, so it is hardly surprising that the insurance market too has found itself trying to repair gaps in cover as they emerge
Mactavish has called for the CEOs of Zurich and Liberty to personally oversee a £30m disputed claim that it says, if paid, could save the company.
It was the Competition and Markets Authority that recently put paid to Sainsbury’s and Asda’s marriage plans, but there are plenty of other risks that also regularly threaten the success of mergers and acquistions – ranging from the uncovering of…
Allianz UK CEO Jon Dye confirmed that the transfer of personal lines business from Allianz to LV remains on-track and will be completed within three to four weeks, as the insurer announced its Q1 results.
The government has allocated £200m to remove and replace aluminium composite material cladding from around 170 privately owned high-rise buildings.
As the Insurtech 100 publishes, Post caught up with some of the firms listed across Europe, USA and Asia to reflect on the past 12 months, the future, favourite apps and food
Insurers continue to hang their success on the quality and use of data, with businesses continually reviewing how to gain a commercial advantage. Edward Murray looks at the benefits of using external data providers and why some peril risks have proven…
Don’t blame the rain for the growing number of water-related claims in the UK, blame the plumbing
Crawford & Company has begun the search for a new president, UK and Ireland, after incumbent Clive Nicholls announced his intention to retire on the 30 September 2019.
Lloyd’s syndicates will continue to face a rigorous performance management regime, as the market seeks to boost its profitability.
The Chartered Insurance Institute’s New Generation Claims Group has issued guidance for the compensation of claims in the event of riots.
After the hot dry summer of 2018, there has been renewed interest and a significant amount of press coverage about subsidence, with Crawford and Sedgwick reporting increases of more than 300% in subsidence claims. Toby Daley, underwriting director at…
I’m a fan of making sure stuff is the right fit - I make a point of trying on new outfits in my own home with accessories and shoes to make sure it all works for me. I also test drove my new car a few times to check it was what I wanted. Aon, however,…
Insurers are increasingly hiring teams of loss adjusters to handle claims in-house, rather than outsourcing to a third-party firm. Post looks at this trend and whether it represents part of an established cycle
As the Brexit negotiations rumble interminably on, it can sometimes feel impossible to imagine life after 29 March. The British Insurance Brokers' Association gave the industry something to look forward to, announcing the keynote speaker for its…
Questgates is restructuring its business into four operating divisions, citing the need to “remain innovative.”
Beazley saw profits fall 55% last year owing to the continuing affect of natural catastrophe claims on underwriting margins.
In order to carry out his risk consultant role at Aviva Simon Norton has had to gain a license to fly drones.
The issue of unoccupied property is a political hot potato in a climate of Brexit and increased online retail. How are insurers tackling this high risk area?