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'.
Allclear has recruited Cameron Jack as group chief financial officer from retail group TFG London where he spent five years as CFO.
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
The government has outlined plans for a capped compensation scheme for Thomas Cook customers suffering “the most serious hardship” from injuries or illness.
As a host of firms featured in the top 100 insurtech ranking raise money, develop new products and spin-off their own start-ups, Matt Connolly, founder and CEO of Tällt Ventures argues that incumbents are been left behind as the insurance sector reaches …
Insurance software provider Duck Creek has raised $120m (£91.3m).
UK insurance and travel provider Staysure has acquired a controlling stake in Eclipse Financial Holdings, the owners of payingtoomuch.com.
Exclusive: Axa has ceased writing its blockchain-enabled automatic flight delay product Fizzy, citing low market appetite and inadequate distribution channels.
Exclusive: Tesco has notified the Ageas UK board that it is likely to end its decade long home and motor insurance relationship next year, Post understands.
Arch Insurance-backed managing general agent start-up Archipelago Risk Insurance has announced that after a six month “pilot” it is ready to open the doors in a “controlled way”.
In the biggest news of the week the Supreme Court didn’t hold back when it ruled Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s advice to HM The Queen that parliament should be prorogued was unlawful.
Digital Fineprint has become the latest UK-based insurtech to announce a significant fund raising round after unveiling a $4m (£3.2m) investment at Insurtech Connect in Las Vegas today.
Insurers have responded following the failure of Thomas Cook in the early hours of this morning, which has prompted the largest peacetime repatriation in British history.
Analysis: How well have insurers and brokers adapted to providing access to insurance for people with disabilities?
With the introduction of the Equality Act, it became illegal for insurers to price disabled customers’ premiums on any factors that do not directly impact on the risk
Exclusive: Former Allianz Partners UK and Ireland CEO Serge Corel has joined Cuvva as director of partnerships, following the insurtech’s move into travel insurance.
Memory Walk, dazzling dress up and the Silver Line cycle
Zurich backed start-up Pluto has entered partnership with travel insurtech Blink.
Travel insurers will have to ‘signpost’ policies that have exclusions over pre-existing medical conditions.
The Spanish Private Health Alliance hit out at “possible systemic fraud” committed by British insurers offering problematic medical cover within travel policies.
The UK's withdrawal from the EU could leave many travellers with pre-existing medical conditions struggling to get cover. Aquarium Software's product marketing director Mark Colonnese suggests a solution whereby insurers bid against each other to cover…
Travel insurance premiums are down despite claims costs rising to £400m in 2018, according to research by the Association of British Insurers.
Insurance customers are increasingly relying on credit to pay premiums, with nearly one in three planning to use more credit this year, research found.
Biba supports FCA’s multi-lateral approach to signposting service for people with pre-existing medical conditions
The British Insurance Brokers’ Association believes it ‘has a significant role to play’ in the Financial Conduct Authority’s approach to signposting initiative.
Amanda Blanc said insurers should not accept a Brexit outcome that prevents the UK industry from having influence over a critical European Union Solvency II review.