Brokers should see the hard market as an opportunity to prove their value as trusted advisors, says Gallagher’s UK broking and underwriting CEO Simon Matson, as he also looks at the changes to office life due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Virgin Atlantic switched its insurance broker three weeks before the renewal date of its directors and officers policy out of frustration with poor communication and a lack of faith in brokers’ ability to deal in a hard market, its head of risk said at a…
Howden’s purchase of A-Plan for “approaching £700m” has created a business of scale that is a true “challenger broker”, according to David Howden, CEO of Hyperion Insurance Group.
Businesses have put their return to office plans on hold following the latest statement from the government asking people in England to work from home where possible.
Shares in the AA opened more than 17% down this morning as private equity firms Centrebridge Partners Europe and Platinum Equity both confirmed they would not be bidding for the business.
Hyperion's Howden has agreed to buy UK broker A-Plan Group for an undisclosed sum.
Managing general agents and coverholder brokers remain optimistic about the sector’s prospects despite warnings from lawyers on the implications of the recent business interruption court case.
Former Axa and UK General Insurance CEO Peter Hubbard has been appointed as non-executive chairman of broker Be Wiser Insurance, Post can reveal.
Global Risk Partners has made its first purchase in the Republic of Ireland taking a majority stake in Crotty Insurance Brokers, Post can reveal.
The Competition and Markets Authority has found that Ardonagh’s purchase of Bennetts could lead to “higher prices, less choice and worse services for motorcyclists in the UK”.
Vantage Holdings, owner of brokers including Fresh Insurance and Peter James along with managing general agent First Underwriting, has rebranded as Kingfisher Holdings.
Brit has appointed Mark Allan as CEO of Ki, its digital and algorithmically-driven Lloyd’s of London syndicate launched in collaboration with Google Cloud this May.
On 15 September the judges in the Financial Conduct Authority’s business interruption test case will hand down their judgment. But this will not mark the end of the struggle between insurers and customers.
After relaxing the national lockdown, the government imposed local restrictions to control the spread of the Covid-19 virus. Post investigates what implications these local lockdowns have for insurance.
Events were cancelled across the board this year due to Covid-19 but none could be much more emotive than the thousands of weddings that couldn’t go ahead. Post investigates how the insurance market responded.
Kingsfisher Holdings UK, formerly known as Vantage Holdings, has filed a £25m legal claim in the High Court in London over the deal for Fresh Insurance it completed in October 2018.
Aston Lark has bought professional indemnity specialist Brunel Professions, Post can reveal.
Sam White, CEO at Freedom Services Group, has recently launched a gender-based insurance brand in Australia. She explains why this customer-centric approach is challenging the status quo in the market.
The judgment in the Financial Conduct Authority’s business interruption test case, in which the regulator is representing policyholders against insurers, is expected Tuesday 15 September.
The model of banks with in-house general insurance divisions, or bancassurance, has thrived elsewhere in Europe but failed to pick up the pace in the UK. Is this about to change?
Exclusive: The Financial Ombudsman Service told Post it has so far seen a “handful” of business interruption complaints about brokers, as policyholders await the results of the Financial Conduct Authority’s High Court test case.
David Roberts & Partners has denied the client and team poaching claims by Jelf in a High Court case and accused the Marsh-owned business of having a "toxic" work atmosphere and grossing up premiums, while a counterclaim from one defendant alleged human…
A filing by Jelf has slammed DRP’s defence and counterclaim allegations for including “much irrelevant and often inaccurate information, seemingly included for perceived prejudicial value” and addressed the accusations of grossing up premiums and gender…
Jason Lauchlan, a former branch director of Jelf’s Malton office, is seeking compensation for what he alleges was an “unlawful” breach of his privacy after Jelf obtained and shared Facebook messages between him and another former employee.