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.
Swiss global giant Zurich is reorganising its commercial business in Asia-Pacific, headquartered in Hong Kong, following the worldwide decision to integrate its global corporate and commercial divisions.
To celebrate the return of the Post Digital Insurance Collective, I thought I would take another of my periodic looks at some of the newer start-ups in the insurtech space with some connection to the UK.
Two large AIG wholly owned general insurers in Japan will complete their proposed merger, first announced in 2013, by the end of the year.
Insurers must promote terrorism insurance to small and medium size enterprises and those outside of London, according to the latest threat report from Pool Re.
Dissatisfaction over clarity during the claims process has been highlighted by the recent Financial Conduct Authority review. What can the industry do to make the system work better?
Only four out of 10 small to medium enterprises rank scope of cover as the top deciding factor when buying insurance.
Hiscox has launched a new security incident response policy to protect SMEs against terrorism, bribery, extortion and industrial espionage.