The world is devoting a lot of energy into finding a vaccine or ‘cure’ for Covid-19. We should know by now that false hope is not an antidote.
The predicted coronavirus-related economic hit is being compared to the 2008 recession, with financial pressure a driver of insurance fraud.
Deputy Judge of the High Court Richard Salter QC has ruled in favour of Allianz in a business interruption and property damage legal dispute decision which he accepted may be “of consequence for other potential claimants” and “something of a footnote” to…
Panellists speaking at an industry forum on Wednesday cautioned that insurance pools set up to provide cover for terrorism risks may not be the best templates on which to build pools that deal with pandemic risk.
How are major financial centres in the UK likely to be impacted by Covid-19 and will the remote working phenomenon hit office occupancy for the longer term?
As Post celebrates its 180th anniversary content director Jonathan Swift takes a look back at the highs and lows of loss adjusting through the 1980s and 1990s in the second of a two-part series.
Today is the day we can finally reveal the winners of the Insurance Post Claims and Fraud Awards 2020.
The 100 largest UK-regulated insurers reported a combined underwriting profit in 2019, albeit lower than in 2018. Bond yields fell in 2019, however, investment earnings benefited from the strong performance of equity markets. How will the impact of the…
Some of the Insurers involved in the Financial Conduct Authority’s business interruption test case saw share prices increase following the verdict, despite participants being told to pay out for some claims.
Disease and ‘hybrid’ wording policyholders are particularly well placed to seek compensation after the landmark High Court ruling today in the business interruption test case and those with prevention of access wordings may also find they have cover, law…
Lloyd’s posted a £438m loss in the first half of 2020 driven by £2.4bn of Covid-19 claims, which added 18% to its combined operating ratio.
Qlaims has appointed Liz Latter as chief commercial officer following Mike Keating’s departure to take up the post of managing director of the Managing General Agents’ Association.
Schools have a fire risk almost twice as high as other non-residential buildings, yet are poorly equipped to prevent a fire becoming a major disaster, according to new research by Zurich. Tilden Watson, Zurich Municipal head of education, explains why…
The founder of equity crowd-funding platform Syndicate Room is looking for individual investors on Seedrs for his latest venture, insurtech start-up Rnwl, that is targeting the 'pain point' of dual pricing.
Graham Gibson, chief claims officer at Allianz Insurance, takes a look at how technology is bringing benefits in the claims arena
Property investor Aubrey Weis has accused Lockton of forging Axa documents and altering an insurance certificate issued to his company Combined Property Control in a filing at the High Court of Justice in London.
Early estimates of the insured losses resulting from Hurricane Laura range from $4bn to $12bn, with the damage concentrated in southern Louisiana.
It is the year 2030. The focus on climate change continued to gather momentum throughout the 2020s. But despite pressure to bring the date forward the UK government is still committed to helping reduce gas emission to net zero by 2050.
The Met Office has issued further wind and rain warnings for today as storm Francis hits the UK, while the impact of Scottish floods continues to be felt.
Insurtech Previsico has appointed former Lloyd’s Lab programme manager Lucy Coutts as a business development manager to support its expansion plans across the UK, US and beyond.
Global commercial insurance prices rose 19% in the second quarter of 2020, research by Marsh has revealed.
The combined hull, cargo and port facility insured losses from last week’s warehouse explosions in Beirut should not exceed $250m (£191m), according to an initial analysis by Guy Carpenter.
The explosion in Beirut, Lebanon at around 6pm local time on Tuesday 4 August tragically killed at least 157 people and wounded another 5000, with more than a hundred still missing as rescue efforts continue.
The warehouse explosion in the port area of Beirut on Tuesday is unlikely to lead to insured losses on the same scale as those that followed a similar incident in China in 2015, industry figures have said.