Aegon has entered a strategic partnership with fintech lending platform, Funding Circle, with the intention of boosting UK SMEs.
As cyber and terror risks trigger new types of business interruption, insurers are becoming the go-to resource for expertise.
Almost $1bn ($985m) was invested in insurtech in the second quarter of 2017.
Commercial insurers are failing to give their SME customers a satisfactory claims experience, with 70% saying that their interim and financial claims amounts had not been agreed promptly enough.
The middle market is the engine room of the UK economy, says Sara Mitchell, head of corporate division, UK & Ireland, Chubb, urging insurers to work closely with brokers to support this sector.
Broker Constructaquote reported a 34% profit increase of £663k in 2016.
RSA scooped a trio of awards last night at the British Insurance Awards, winning in the claims initiative, major loss and young achiever categories.
With state benefits set at low levels, the safety net of group risk cover has never been more valuable. But although sales are creeping up, providers and advisers believe there is much more that could be done to grow the market
Research from Australia-headquartered insurer QBE suggests SMEs and large businesses have a costly insurance knowledge gap in Hong Kong.
New rules on data protection will come into force in Europe next year. Sergio Pierro is a professional indemnity underwriter for international financial lines at XL Catlin, based in Paris, and focuses on cyber. He explains how companies can get ready for…
Cyber MGA, Node International has chosen Charles Taylor as its management service and will benefit from its MGA and broker incubator service.
Beazley CEO Andrew Horton speaks to Post about the company's UK, Europe and international expansion programme.
Insurance is the business of helping people in their time of need but as François-Xavier Boisseau, CEO of Ageas Insurance, explains sometimes there are limits to what insurers can do.
Zurich has seen a seismic shift in the last year. A group-wide restructure also saw a reworked operating model in the UK, with commercial, general insurance and life businesses under a single leadership.
Although many who voted for Brexit may have hoped otherwise, leaving the European Union will not enable the UK insurance community to turn a blind eye to the insurance regulations dreamed up by those famously unelected bureaucrats in Brussels. Although…
Brokers need to stand out in a competitive market and claims service is a way to make a real difference. Being there to advise, intervene – and to turn the heat up if necessary – can mean the world to a grateful client.
So what’s the worst thing you can say to a broker? Accuse them of being commission driven? Question what value they add to customers? Definitely best not to stray into the territory of online comparison sites, says Adrian Saunders, commercial director at…
‘In the midst of chaos, there is also opportunity', wrote the great military strategist Sun Tzu a mere 25 centuries ago. His observation still holds true in these strange times of disruption. And seizing the opportunity is vitally important to modern…
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.
With the Enterprise Act coming into force on 4 May, policyholders will now be able to claim damages for late payment of claims. Are insurers ready?
As Next Insurance launches today a chatbot allowing personal trainers to quote and buy insurance via Facebook Messenger, its founder and CEO Guy Goldstein tells Jonathan Swift how the American insurtech start-up plans on revolutionising the SME…
Travelers has agreed to acquire Simply Business from Aquiline Capital Partners for approximately $490m (£401m).
Fabrice Benard has been appointed regional head of P&C retail for Italian giant Generali's Asia operations.
Seven out of 10 small to medium enterprises expect their revenues to shrink or stay the same in 2017.