Broker Staysure has acquired rival travel insurance provider Avanti for an undisclosed amount.
General insurance complaints submitted to the Financial Ombudsman Service have increased over the last year, recent results have shown.
Exclusive: Halo Insurance is to launch in Australia later this year in what will be its first underwriting venture with new owner Zurich.
Corporate clients want travel insurance and travel risk management in the same place, says Chris Knight, head of corporate services at Cega.
Caravanning clients offer brokers many cross-selling opportunities, writes Graeme Hamilton, head of leisure insurance at Jackson Lee Underwriting.
The disruptive rise of price comparison websites is well-documented. This has prolonged the lifespan of an outdated business model where insurers and brokers compete on price, and price alone, argues Richard Beaven, distribution director for Swinton…
Could you and your providers be trusted to come up with an innovative solution to save your customer's life, asks Chris Knight, head of corporate services, CEGA Group.
Voyager Insurance has appointed Carl Carter as managing director.
Zurich has acquired Halo allowing it to enter the global car rental market.
It is unclear whether UK nationals will be able to use the European Health Insurance Card after Brexit. If they don’t, travel insurers expect higher claims costs and higher premiums.
Brexit is increasing the costs sustained by travel insurers, which can no longer afford to cut premiums, says Antony Martin, managing director at Rock Insurance.
The Financial Conduct Authority has launched a public consultation to see if changes are needed to make it easier for people with cancer to get travel insurance.
Organisations are not doing enough to ensure their travel risk strategies are “fit for the 21st century”, The Association of Insurance and Risk Managers has warned.
Claimant lawyers need to report dodgy peers to the Solicitors Regulation Authority, urges Andrew Twambley, spokesperson for Access to Justice, arguing current legislation is enough to tackle fraud.
Thailand's government is considering introducing compulsory travel insurance for all tourists following a series of serious incidents.
It has become a lot harder to travel to Qatar this week following a major diplomatic spat.
With another General Election looming, the insurance industry will likely be holding its breath on what the incoming government will make of the insurance premium tax, the Ogden rate and whiplash reform.
Insurers have hit out at British Airways for encouraging customers to claim on their travel insurance for ‘disruption expenses’ caused from the recent IT outage.
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Proposed whiplash reforms are likely to be tough on claimant law firms. Many are carving out a niche in holiday destinations for gastric illness claims.
The insurance industry and the UK government need to work together on cyber crime and travel risks, former Prime Minister David Cameron said in his keynote address to the British Insurance Brokers’ Association conference.
Travel sickness claims have soared as legal firms push holidaymakers into making spurious claims, a Post event heard.
Zurich has confirmed it is interested in taking on the underwriting for Sydney headquartered travel subsidiary Cover-More's more than two million customers.
Switzerland-headquartered global insurer Zurich has completed its acquisition of Australian travel insurance group Cover-More.