SMEs are often described as the life blood of the UK economy. But what do these business owners and their insurance providers really think about the products and services they receive and offer? And how do both think these could be improved?
Claims are often described as a shop window but the reality is not always a sparkling experience. What should insurers do to improve claims performance?
With a new start-up being founded every minute in the UK, the insurance industry has to meet the needs of this new breed of client.
FCA SME claims review “sharpened” focus, but was not a major factor in industry response during 2015/16 floods
The insurance industry’s response to the winter flood in terms of SME commercial claims would have been hailed a success, even without the Financial Conduct Authority’s 2015 thematic review into this area.
Global insurer Chubb has signed an undisclosed long term distribution deal with Chinese retailer Suning.
Private equity firm Anacap has sold SME broker Simply Business to Aquiline Capital Partners, generating a return of 4.5-times its original investment in 2013.
With Flood Re finally launching today (4 April) after securing regulatory approval - in blockbuster movie style with moments to spare - attention will once again turn to the commercial policyholders who are, for now, excluded.
Last year’s FCA thematic review found a gap between what SMEs expect of their insurers and the service they actually get. What can insurers do to make SMEs feel more valued?
The Enterprise Bill should mean quicker payments for SMEs - and for insurers, a chance to stand up and be counted.
Intense competition and a slowdown in China’s economy will make the Hong Kong SME market more challenging writes Nicky Burridge.
Susannah Schofield explains why insight and data are key to helping insurers and brokers understand commercial customer’s demands.
No more 100-page policies. Documentation needs to go digital and be more clear and concise
Andrew Tjaardstra talks to Mark Walker six months into his role as QBE Hong Kong CEO at the Australian headquartered insurer's Quarry Bay office.
Zurich's general insurance division has taken corrective steps over the last year in Asia-Pacific to concentrate on more profitable growth.
Is a commercial version of the domestic Flood Re needed to provide a long-term solution for SMEs?
SMEs are often described as the life blood of the UK economy.
XL Catlin has partnered with Ventus Risk Management to allow the managing general underwriter to provide commercial property insurance for SMEs.
Aon Risk Solutions is seeking to expand its SME broker distribution channel through more Aon-appointed representatives for its Aon affinity division.
There are differing views as to whether no longer applying average is a wise move likely to mean more business or will it result in higher claims costs?
Nearly three quarters of UK SMEs struggle to export beyond the European Union meaning they could be disproportionately disadvantaged if the UK votes to leave the EU in an upcoming referendum, RSA research has found.
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Allianz will remove the use of averages for SMEs that are underinsured despite recognising such a move could affect its trading results, the insurer announced among other measures today (25 January).
Insurers in Hong Kong look set to have a testing year in 2016 as competition remains intense, margins are tight and the market gears up for a new regulatory regime writes Nicky Burridge.
Barbican Insurance Group has launched Barbican Protect, which brings together the underwriting expertise and service capabilities of Barbican Underwriting Limited, PI Protect and Barbican Channel Islands into a single brand.