Has anything changed in the SME sector since the FCA’s thematic review? And if not, why not?
For Post’s third research project of 2016, Michèle Bacchus asks Lloyd’s and London Market players for their views on globalisation, diversity and the future of the market.
The insurance industry has reached a critical moment: either we evolve and innovate to keep up with the pace of technological and social change, or we risk losing our relevance to clients.
Zurich has carried out a major refresh on its SME insurance platform Ztrade, in response to negative broker feedback following the platform’s original launch.
Ross Dingwall, managing director of the Broker Channel for Hiscox UK and Ireland explains why, in a digital world, relationships still count
Following the UK electorate’s vote to leave the European Union, there has been a lot of crystal ball gazing as to what it might mean for the insurance industry.
Paul Upton, CEO of Evolution Underwriting, asks if man and machine can ever work in perfect harmony
Allianz has introduced a new data initiative which aims to reduce the number of uninsured SMEs.
The Association of British Insurers says 90% of December's floods are settled and it supports the introduction of flood measures in building regulations
Mark Weil, Marsh UK and Ireland CEO, talks to Stephanie Denton about his busy tenure, integrating acquisitions and what comes next
For some, Christmas and New Year can be a stressful time. Add storms Desmond, Eva and Frank into the mix and the festivities become a seemingly endless time of misery.
It is “only a matter of time” before regulators start to make broker commission more transparent, the Association of British Insurers warned today.
More than 850 small business complaints around insurance were received by the Financial Ombudsman Service, with 219 of those about commercial property insurance, according to its 2015/16 review.
Brokers can access a quicker service for SME clients through Chubb’s new easy solutions offering, with quotes issued within 24 to 48 hours following a request.
Insurers should have access to a national database of recorded cyber attacks in order to better provide cover, according to the Association of British Insurers.
Lloyd's CEO on the challenges brokers face, the importance of SMEs to the market and the EU referendum.
Lloyd’s CEO Inga Beale, pictured, has told Post SMEs remain an important part of the market’s plans.
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.