The government has told the Motor Insurers' Bureau that it will enact legislation to allow ‘black-and-white green cards’, allowing insurers to distribute green cards electronically if the UK is unable to strike a deal with the EU by the end of the…
Insurers have ramped up lobbying attempts to convince the government to slice the rate of Insurance Premium Tax. Post investigates why they may well have good reason to be worried it could be cranked up the other way.
The Motor Insurers’ Bureau is continuing efforts to secure agreements with France, Poland and Romania to preserve so-called ‘protection of visitors’ rules that would otherwise fall away if the UK is unable to strike a deal with the European Union by 31…
Saga faced up to claims inflation and a £4m Thomas Cook hit, according to a trading update ahead of its annual results, as it forecast a 3% yearly fall in branded home and motor policies.
Troubled unrated Danish insurer Gefion has seen its 2018 solvency ratio plummet after it was forced to restate accounts.
Exclusive: Non-standard motor insurance specialist Complete Cover has been acquired by former Pizza Express and Punch Taverns investor Sun Capital Partners after a 12 month sales process that has seen previous backer Darwin Private Equity exit the…
In the first of our series of podcasts with Motor Insurance World speakers Martin Milliner, general insurance claims director at LV General Insurance, is interviewed by Post’s content director Jonathan Swift, outlining what challenges insurers can expect…
In this month’s column, David Worsfold, a long-running commentator on the insurance market, talks about the fallout from the hardening market, the success of Flood Re and his issues with the Insurance Museum
To tie in with his deep dive into the birth of the UK direct insurance market, Jonathan Swift caught up with Direct Line co-founder and Churchill founder and former chairman and CEO Martin Long to talk about the birth and growth of both companies, their…
The history of direct insurance in the UK: How Direct Line and Churchill took on the establishment and ended up as merger partners
As Post celebrates 180 years, Post content director Jonathan Swift explores the birth of direct insurance in the UK and how two key early movers Direct Line and Churchill went from rivals to merger bedfellows in a deal that literally 'shook up insurance'.
As Post gears up to launch the 2019 Insurtech 100 listing in association with Tallt, Post content director Jonathan Swift highlights six businesses that will hope to be featured in forthcoming rankings
Comprehensive car insurance premiums in the UK increased by 4% in the final quarter of 2019, taking the annual uplift to 5%, according to the latest Confused Car Insurance Price Index in association with Willis Towers Watson.
The Financial Services Compensation Scheme has forecast that the failures of Qudos Insurance in December 2018 and Lamp Insurance in May last year will cost £12.4m this financial year.
Danish unrated insurer Gefion cannot enter new lines of business or branch out into further territories until it can meet its solvency capital requirement, the regulator has ordered.
Ozlem Gurses, reader in insurance and commercial law at King’s College London and British Insurance Law Association committee member, asks if the oversight of insurtechs is keeping up with the potential damage to consumer protection that new technology…
Go Compare has called for a doubling of the cooling off period for auto-renewals from 14 to 28 days during which time insurers should take “all reasonable steps” to make customers aware their insurance has been auto-renewed.
Powerful 5G smart tech devices are expected to be rolled out this year. They are anticipated to overtake 4G in terms of reliability and innovation, as well as increasing data speeds, resulting in faster downloads and increased capability for digital…
Exclusive: Radius Payment Solutions has made a Crewe-based team within its insurance division redundant as it looks to consolidate its insurance operations in the offices of Sheffield-based Burley Group, which it acquired last year.
Bollington Insurance has bought North-West based broker Ashgrove Insurance Services for an undisclosed sum.
Sharon Beckett has been promoted to CEO of Be Wiser, with Mark Bower-Dyke ending his dual role at the broker and remaining as chairman.
This month marks the start of a new decade. And while a new year might bring optimism for the insurance sector it can also bring with it a host of challenges.
Motor broker Sure Thing Insurance Services made a loss of £2.1m in its final year ahead of the sale to Qmetric Group’s Policy Expert last June.
UK motor liability reinsurance rates for some accounts rose by up to 35% in the annual January renewal season, according to Willis Re.
Former Sabre chairman Keith Morris has been made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the New Year Honours List.