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Hiriyti Bairu

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This month: Opportunities await

This month marked the return of Post’s annual Insurtech 100, in association with Sønr, a celebration of companies that are driving growth and innovation across the insurance industry.

This week: The waiting game

This week the government announced another easing of the UK lockdown rules. Although the waiting game is not over and Covid-19 still remains a threat, this comes as welcome news to many of us who have been anticipating the time when we can once again…

Analysis: Protecting pets

Over the past decade, the UK’s pet insurance market has seen substantial growth with 7.7 million pet insurance customers in the country. But amid so much uncertainty due to the Covid-19 pandemic, what reassurances are insurers providing to customers who…

This week: Under pressure

UK insurers are coming under increased scrutiny as Covid-19 worsens. And this week that was certainly the case for Hiscox after businesses threatened the insurer with a class action lawsuit for rejecting claims related to the Covid-19 outbreak.

This week: Keep calm and carry on

This week the World Health Organisation labelled Covid-19 a pandemic as the number infected worldwide and fatalities from the disease continue to rise. As global stock markets crash sparking fears of a recession, the ripple effect has been felt across…

This week: Black swans, white swans

Love is in the air as of course it's Valentines Day. Today couples across the world will celebrate their love for one another with thoughtful gifts like chocolate, flowers and cards. A day that's often symbolised by white swans as they are known to have…

This month: A long road ahead

It’s been a topsy-turvy month in Parliament and this week a bill was passed by MPs aiming to block a no-deal exit from the European Union. But as the UK continues to face uncertainties over Brexit, across the pond this month we saw scenes of destruction…

This week: No hiding place

As we start the month of August, many of us are planning to jet off abroad for a well-deserved break. And for those who do, very few would dream of placing a false sickness claim in order to receive a pay-out that would inevitably land them in jail.

This week: Dual pricing and sexual harassment claims

For a while now the insurance industry has been under the spotlight for the sheer volume of sexual harassment allegations its faced. And after Post reported this week the suspension of a senior boss at Marsh sister company Guy Carpenter, following…

Q&A: Claims Apprentice 2019 winner Verity Ross

Verity Ross, motor claims handler for Zurich has been crowned winner of the Claims Apprentice 2019. Hiriyti Bairu caught up with her to discuss how she met the challenge, what the experience has taught her now and moving forward in her career.

This Month: Figures, finalists and fools

Our cover interview for April features Amanda Blanc’s move from Axa to Zurich which was perhaps the most talked about people move of 2018. The Association of British Insurers' chair spoke to Jen Frost about her plans for the business in the coming year.

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