Pricing momentum towards a hard insurance and reinsurance market will continue with the coronavirus crisis acting as a catalyst for steeper rate increases, industry executives have said.
Munich Re today reported “high Covid-19 losses totaling €800m (£699.43m), particularly in event insurance” as it posted results for the first quarter of 2020.
Insurance Covid-Cast episode eight: What is the insurance supply chain doing to keep the sector moving during the Covid-19 lockdown?
In the latest episode of Insurance Post and Insurance Age’s new series of video casts brought to you while our journalists are in isolation lockdown we bought together a diverse group of businesses to discuss how the supply chain has forged deeper…
Iprism Underwriting Agency is growing its underwriting and bottom line profits after its restructure last year despite the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, according to managing director Ian Lloyd.
Lancashire has predicted it faces $35m in first-quarter losses rated to the pandemic, stemming predominantly from business interruption claims in its property book.
Insurers are adapting to deal with coronavirus-related insolvencies, as brokers call for compassion and support for businesses at a difficult time.
As many businesses hit one month out of their offices and workplaces insurers have been praised for their response to unoccupied premises clauses in buildings insurance.
Beazley has reported a $170m (£137.7m) impact from Covid-19 related claims while Chubb took $13m of pre-tax $13m losses in the first quarter of the year.
Blog: Do insurers risk being relegated to the role of white label cover providers in an era of Amazon and Apple?
As Ikea partners with Swiss Re to enter the household insurance market, the move is yet another step closer to insurance cover becoming part of a wider ecosystem economy, where goods and services are bundled for consumer convenience. Keith Stonell,…
Storms Ciara and Dennis hit the UK in early February and a little over six weeks later Prime Minister Boris Johnson put the country in effective lockdown after the Covid-19 virus was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation. Stephanie Denton,…
Storms Ciara and Dennis hit the UK on 8 and 16 February respectively, contributing to what was the wettest February since 1862. Post looks at the impact of the storms
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 government today announced additional financial measures to help the self-employed, with insurance gig economy platforms We Go Look and Shepper having hit pause on jobs earlier this week.
The Association of British Insurers and the British Insurance Brokers’ Association have both welcomed the steps outlined by the Financial Conduct Authority to help identify key workers in financial services.
Analysis: How loss adjusters are responding to the coronavirus - remote inspections, Covid-19 technical teams and prioritising the vulnerable
In light of the coronavirus pandemic, Jonathan Swift caught up with a number of loss adjusters to find out what they are doing to reduce staff and client exposure to Covid 19, whilst keeping operations as business-as-usual as possible.
Vicky Sweeney's first encounter with underwriting came at CLS Risk Solutions while she was an international business student. She now heads the managing general agent's rights of light division.
The Association of British Insurers has issued a statement confirming that most companies won't have purchased insurance cover that would enable them to claim following the government's advice yesterday on coronavirus.
The industry is set to pay out £363m on claims from storms Ciara and Dennis that hit the UK last month, the Association of British Insurers has calculated.
Post content director Jonathan Swift ponders whether Parametric insurance will live up to the hype of being The Next Big Thing, in the way that Blockchain has perhaps failed to.
A mandate issued by Lloyd’s of London with the aim of tackling the issue of insurers’ exposure to silent cyber coverage has led to questions over how some cyber-related risks will be underwritten in future.
Hiscox Group has reported a slump in pre-tax profits to $53.1m (£41.6m) in 2019 as catastrophe costs of $165m took their toll despite a significant rise in investment income.
Post senior reporter Emmanuel Kenning asks if Pool Re is facing an existential crisis after the Office for National Statistics’ judgement that the mutual reinsurer should become part of the government.
Recent research from the Association of British Insurers found compensators pay out millions every day on repairs and bodily injury claims in the UK but according to Olly Savage, Minsitry of Justice data reveals they’re handling high volumes of injury…
Though losses from natural catastrophes fell in 2019, the proportion of losses that were uninsured rose to a three-year high. Post investigates why.