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Do not leave your vehicle vulnerable to winter car thieves

With the average first day of frost striking as early as November 11th in some regions of the UK, stolen vehicle recovery expert Tracker warns motorists of the perils of ‘Frost Jacking’ and urges motorists to be extra vigilant when de-icing vehicle windscreens. Over three and a half million pounds worth of stolen vehicles were recovered by Tracker between November 2019 and January 2020, the peak months for vehicle thefts and typically when frost jackers take advantage of harsh wintery mornings.
Posted on Tuesday Oct 20

No deal Brexit could leave the EHIC in the cold this winter

As Brits desperately try to make plans for Christmas and winter breaks, against the backdrop of on-going Covid-19 restrictions, the prospect of a no-deal Brexit could bring more disruption if the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) is scrapped.
Posted on Friday Oct 16

Aon launch the 15th edition of their Insurance Risk Study

Aon has launched the 15th edition of its annual Insurance Risk Study, which provides data-driven analyses of the global insurance industry by business line and by region.
Posted on Friday Oct 16

COVID19 to transform Lloyds into 21st Century marketplace

Aon has interviewed Lloyd’s CEO, John Neal, as part of its Virtual Reinsurance Renewal Season fireside chats.
Posted on Wednesday Oct 14

Rise in insurers confidence despite a challenging year ahead

Confidence among general insurers is bouncing back and while optimism among life insurers remains flat, this is a significant improvement on the sharp dips seen in recent quarters, according to the latest CBI/PwC Financial Services Survey 2020.
Posted on Tuesday Oct 13

Smart MGAs find opportunities in adversity

Global law firm Clyde & Co’s latest survey of the MGA market, carried out with more than 100 insurers and MGAs in early 2020*, reveals that the MGA market remains positive in mood, with strong MGAs seeing upside even among the challenges posed by COVID-19.
Posted on Monday Oct 12

Call for Government to support employees through EAPs

Ahead of World Mental Health Day Nathan Hill, Head of Sales & Marketing L&H UK & Ireland at Swiss Re, calls for the government to widen its support for employees through Employee Assistance
Posted on Friday Oct 9

US economic loss rises as record wildfires rage in September

Aon plc (NYSE: AON), a leading global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement and health solutions, today launched the latest edition of its monthly Global Catastrophe Recap report, which evaluates the impact of the natural disaster events that occurred worldwide during September 2020.
Posted on Friday Oct 9

Global health care benefit costs expected to jump

Employer-sponsored health care benefit costs are expected to increase by more than 8% around the globe next year following a year in which the COVID-19 pandemic had a significant impact on health care use and overall costs, according to a survey of medical insurers by Willis Towers Watson.
Posted on Wednesday Oct 7

COVID19 accelerating Digitization Trend among insurers

Aon has interviewed Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer of Chubb Group, John Keogh, as part of its Virtual Reinsurance Renewal Season fireside chats.
Posted on Tuesday Oct 6

How Covid is changing claims trends and risk exposures

The Covid-19 pandemic is one of the largest economic loss events in history for companies and insurers alike. However, it’s not only the magnitude of the impact which is unprecedented. Claims trends and risk exposures are likely to evolve in both the mid- and long-term as a result of the pandemic. With the reduction in economic activity during lockdown phases, traditional property and liability claims have been subdued, most notably in the aviation and cargo sector, but also in many other industries with fewer accidents at work, on the roads and in public spaces, according to a new report Covid-19 – Changing Claims Patterns from Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS).
Posted on Tuesday Oct 6

PIMFA urges Regulator to rebuild trust in fair FSCS outcomes

Nearly two-thirds (64%) of financial advice business owners and wealth management chief executives do not trust the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) to deliver fair outcomes for consumers or their firms, a survey of PIMFA members has revealed.
Posted on Monday Oct 5

Finding a beneficiary could cause delays of over nine months

New research amongst probate lawyers from Direct Line Life Insurance reveals that almost a third (31 per cent) of cases in the last 12 months have faced delays in closing an estate.

Posted on Friday Oct 2

Covid brings cyber threats to business intellectual property

KPMG, in collaboration with Lloyd’s, today publishes a report highlighting the new threats to intellectual property (IP) portfolios posed by a changing risk landscape under COVID-19. Safeguarding Intellectual Property to Enhance Corporate Value examines the increasing importance of intellectual property as a driver of corporate value, drawing attention to the risks and opportunities facing businesses.
Posted on Thursday Oct 1

Call for public sector capital to support cyber insurance

The world’s dependence on online technology has grown so great, it may surpass the global insurance industry’s capacity to fully protect it. That was the verdict of senior insurance professionals interviewed by CyberCube CEO Pascal Millaire for a new series of NetDiligence webinars.
Posted on Thursday Oct 1

Aegon sets out its breast cancer claims stats

To help raise awareness during Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, Aegon UK shares figures on its breast cancer claims in 2019 and highlights the lack of confidence among women to handle a major unexpected expense.
Posted on Wednesday Sep 30

COVID19 will accelerate popularity of car sharing schemes

COVID-19 lockdowns and an increase in working from home worldwide has limited the need to own private vehicles, which will cause more consumers to consider new models of vehicle ownership, says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. This has implications for the insurance industry. As more people turn to car-sharing schemes for their transportation needs, this will reduce the number of private motor insurance policies in force. In their place, insurers will need to provide short-term policies for drivers using these services.
Posted on Monday Sep 28

Standardised policies may lead to more claims being rejected

A new report from Mactavish, the specialist outsourced insurance buyer and claims resolution expert, says brokers and insurers are increasingly offering inadequate one-size-fits-all insurance policies rather than wordings that are adapted to meet clients’ specific needs. It warns that this will lead to increasing levels of disputes over claims and an even further decline in levels of trust in the insurance sector.
Posted on Monday Sep 28

Employers Covid policies trigger talent gap

More than a quarter (27%) of those who worked from home during lockdown are reconsidering their career options because of how their employer dealt with lockdown, new research from Canada Life reveals. As a result, one in five (23%) want to move companies and 23% are thinking about setting up their own business and becoming self-employed.
Posted on Monday Sep 28

Report highlights link with financial advice and wellbeing

Aegon launches a new report for advisers and their customers that shares some insights into the positive effects of financial advice on financial wellbeing.
Posted on Monday Sep 28

COVID19 recession will boost price comparison sales

Price comparison websites (PCWs) will become even more popular in insurance as consumers look for savings wherever possible as the UK economy officially enters recession, according to GlobalData.
Posted on Friday Sep 25

Third of SMEs may now buy cyber insurance since COVID19

A third of medium-sized businesses are more likely to purchase cyber insurance since COVID-19 outbreak, says GlobalData
Insurers looking to target businesses with cyber insurance following a rise in attempted attacks during lockdown should focus on larger small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), according to GlobalData.

Posted on Thursday Sep 24

Willis Re survey finds COVID19 fuels cyber losses

Risk professionals believe the overall level of cyber attacks will increase as a result of COVID-19. Of nearly 1,000 respondents to Willis Re’s 2020 Cyber Risk Outlook survey, 86% believe frequency will increase, and 54% believe severity will rise.
Posted on Wednesday Sep 23

Willis Towers Watson comments on the FCA GI pricing report

The FCA has released its long-awaited final report into GI pricing practices. The headline finding is that the FCA has suggested a key pricing remedy which will require firms to offer a renewal price for retail motor and home products that is no higher than the equivalent new business price for that same customer through the same sales channel. This report represents the latest milestone on a long journey for the insurance industry.
Posted on Wednesday Sep 23

Survey numbers reveal difficulties facing insurance buyers

Mactavish believes that the survey numbers issued by Airmic bring home some of the difficulties facing UK companies in the months ahead.
Posted on Wednesday Sep 23

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