Biba Conference Special: Returning to a new normal - supporting commercial clients and brokers in the post-Covid world
The Covid-19 pandemic changed the business landscape in the UK practically overnight. Jon Walker, CEO of Axa Commercial in the UK, and Elie Hanna, chief distribution officer for UK and Lloyd’s at Axa XL, discuss how insurers should be working to support…
The £500 increase to the small claims track limit for non road traffic accident-related claims has been branded a "token gesture" by an insurer claims boss, who flagged concerns that it may not stop claims management companies from bringing speculative…
Critics have hit out at the "off-putting" and "complex" nature of the recently released litigants in person guide to making a claim through the incoming whiplash portal.
Whiplash rules have edged closer to their 31 May commencement, as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice Alex Chalk said the government and regulator will hold insurers' "feet to the fire" on consumer savings if necessary.
Ahead of the British Insurance Brokers’ Association’s online conference next month, Axa XL CEO for the UK and Lloyd’s market Sean McGovern, told Post about his plans for growing the business with brokers, the challenges of becoming boss during the…
Insurance Post TV: Is there an end in sight for the insurance cladding ‘crisis’? Plus interviews with Abacai and Zego
Today Insurance Post launches its new ‘magazine-style’ television show, which aims to get under the skin of some of the best read stories and articles that have appeared in print or online recently.
Blog: Loss adjusters and loss assessors face enhanced professional indemnity risk after BI test case verdict
Professional indemnity claims against loss adjusters are rare, and against loss assessors they are even rarer, but there is a cauldron brewing following the business interruption test case, Trafalgar Risk Management head of marketing Bill Lumley cautions.
Public Sector organisations are bracing themselves for future claims related to alleged failure to protect and failure to remove children from abusive environments during the Covid-19 lockdowns. Keoghs partner Sarah Swan spoke to Post about why abuse…
A ‘Me Too’ moment in the education sector could lead to claims against schools that trigger insurance coverage, a specialist abuse lawyer has told Post.
When facing the large losses pandemics threaten “we could do more” if a cover solution was limited to SMEs, Ivo Menzinger, Swiss Re managing director for public sector business across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, has said.
Policymakers have mischaracterised the pandemic business interruption problem leading to a solution stalemate, virtual attendees of an Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development event heard.
A coalition of brokers working with Hiscox was just two weeks away from solving the problem of Covid-19 business interruption claims but the court case cut the legs off the solution, Ardonagh CEO David Ross has claimed.
On the 23 March 2020 as Covid-19 infection rates soared Prime Minster Boris Johnson told us to “stay at home” triggering the first National Lockdown. One year on Post spoke to a host of insurance workers - the loss adjusters, the HR boss and the IT boss …
Law firm Mishcon de Reya, which represented the Hiscox Action Group in the business interruption insurance test case, has revealed it has seen instructions concerning the emergence of disputes in the global reinsurance market.
The UK’s four main mobile networks have all launched a 5G service and by 2022 the whole of the UK is expected to have access. 5G is touted to bring benefits across society – Post investigates what will it mean for insurers and their clients.
For the record: Aviva disposals, Beazley creates digital unit, Fenchurch & Partners launches, new D&O MGA Rising Edge and Zurich invests in insurtech
Post wraps up the major insurance deals, launches and investments of the week
The dispute over business interruption cover has undoubtedly been difficult and most people will have only seen one set of headlines about the insurance industry during the pandemic, Allianz UK CEO and Association of British Insurers chair Jon Dye told…
The British government is planning to avoid the European Union’s controversial Vnuk law, which requires compulsory insurance for vehicles including golf buggies and mobility scooters even on private land.
For the Record: Jensten moves closer to £500m target; Laka unveils European HQ; start-up Mosaic opens for business and SRG acquires again
Post wraps up the major insurance deals, launches, investments and strategic moves of the week.
Wealthier individuals are making the most of their sheds and outbuildings while working from home. Iprism private clients team manager Amie Wright ponders the insurance implications of this rising trend.
Beazley expects to feel the delayed impact of Covid-19-related liability claims later this year, highlighting its directors' and officers' and healthcare books as particular concerns.
The impact of an unstable 2020 is not completely bleak, with an increase in the number of UK start-ups since the pandemic began. Oliver Leyens, a director at Heath Crawford, argues brokers need to highlight the benefit of an advised sale to make sure…
Inside Out: I am a broker and a leaseholder – insurers and FCA must push for cladding crisis solution
Post invites industry insiders affected by key issues they believe insurance is getting ‘inside out’ to share their perspective and state their case for change. Here a broker talks about how leaseholders are getting a rough deal.
Policymakers, retailers and environmentalists hope that e-scooters will be a green saviour. Trials to ascertain the risks are ongoing, as the insurance industry watches on with a wary eye.