Credit insurers face pandemic-related claims continuing well into 2021 but will avoid losses on a similar scale to those seen after the 2008 global financial crisis thanks to government interventions, according to Fitch Ratings.
With analysts cautioning the Covid crunch will begin to bite insurers in the second quarter of 2020, Post investigates what impact the coronavirus pandemic has already had in the first quarter
Trade credit and the political risks class were among those with the greatest Covid-19 predicted insured losses, ranking behind only hard-hit areas such as business interruption and contingency, in a scenario analysis published by Willis Towers Watson in…
In the 23rd episode of Post and Insurance Age’s video series we gathered together a trio of start-ups featured in the Insurtech 100, all of which are focused on the distribution of products through the business-to-business-to-consumer channel.
Credit insurance provider Atradius has promoted Stuart Ramsden to regional director of UK and Ireland succeeding Alun Sweeney who is set to retire.
Trade credit insurers operating in the UK market will receive up to £10bn of government guarantees, ministers announced today.
The UK government has pledged support for coronavirus-affected businesses which rely on trade credit insurance through a temporary reinsurance agreement.
Allianz could see a €1bn (£882m) or more hit from the coronavirus pandemic across property and casualty, Allianz group chief financial officer Giulio Terzariol has cautioned.
Allianz Holdings, comprising of LV General Insurance and Allianz Insurance, saw £68m in claims relating to storms and flooding in the first quarter of 2020 as Allianz unveiled a global property and casualty €400m (£351m) Covid-19 hit.
In this month's column, David Worsfold, a long-running commentator on the insurance market, explains why he fears the sector got off on the back foot on its business interruption coronavirus response, what Pandemic Re might look like and what impact the…
The UK and US insurance markets face losses of $80bn (£64bn) if lockdowns and social distancing measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus need to be kept in place for 12 months, according to Willis Towers Watson.
It clearly is not great for the insurance industry’s reputation “to be in a position where it has so many unhappy customers,” Huw Evans, director general of the Association of British Insurers has admitted.
Trade credit insurers are looking at pricing and cover limits as the coronavirus crisis continues to unfold, Post understands, as they warn virtually no sector will be left unaffected by the pandemic.
Invoice insurance start-up Nimbla has swooped for Elizabeth Jenkin as its chief commercial officer, joining from RFIB.
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…
Arch Capital Group has agreed to pay Natixis €480m (£401.8m) for a 29.5% stake in France-based trade credit insurer Coface.
2020 could prove to be a year of significant risk tipping points for insurers, many of them driven by fast-paced political and cultural change says Simon Laird, global head of insurance at RPC.
With the holiday break over, this week has seen people across the UK – some somewhat sluggishly – get back to business.
Trade credit insurers received a record £271m in claims during the third quarter of 2019, driven by the demise of Thomas Cook, according to the Association of British Insurers
As we head towards a welcome four-day weekend, the insurance world has been getting in the spirit for Easter in the only natural way: smashing chocolate eggs.
Trade credit insurer Atradius has forecast that global insolvencies are set to rise for the first time in 10 years, with the UK facing the highest increase of all advanced markets.
Atradius' Stuart Ramsden on Brexit insolvencies - and credit insurance becoming a business essential
Brexit and other uncertainties have increased business insolvencies and demand for trade credit insurance, writes Stuart Ramsden, head of commercial for UK & Ireland at Atradius.
Canopius has signed a partnership with credit and political risk managing general agent Anvil Underwriting.
Debenhams has said it retains a ‘constructive relationship’ with its credit insurers as the ailing retailer has its cover reduced.