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Weekly News Roundup – 30th July

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There are some more great articles for your summer holiday reading this week. Put aside some time to have a thorough read of Instech London’s comprehensive report about embedded insurance, grab a coffee to get the latest on open banking and what...

Weekly News Roundup – 23rd July

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No particular theme this week, just a few interesting nuggets of info for you to get your teeth into. Get a view on the industry from a CEO of a specialist Lloyd’s insurance group, take a look at what role brokers should be playing to reduce...

Weekly News Roundup – 16th July

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Last week I reported on insurer collaboration in the cyber arena, this week a group of 8 major players have launched a new alliance focussed on creating guidelines and underwriting criteria for activities within their underwriting portfolios that...

Weekly News Roundup – 2nd July

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Embedded insurance has been described as “the future of insurance distribution as it enables companies to meet customers along their journey with the products and services that they are looking for, when they are looking for them.” (Rohan Shah,...

Weekly News Round Up – 18th June

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There’s another spanner in the works as the US Justice Department has commenced proceedings to block the mega-merger between Aon and WTW. And whilst we are on the subject of M&A, check out what Travelers has to say about SPACs and the challenges...

Weekly News Roundup – 11th June

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You’ll be interested to know that Swiss Re has called out zombies* as one of the biggest new threats to the risk landscape that has emerged from the pandemic. Guy Carpenter also has some insight on another of those threats, climate change, sharing...

Weekly News Roundup – 4th June

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Can you imagine how great it would be if your flight got delayed (fingers crossed, we can all go somewhere abroad soon!) and, whilst you waited, your insurer provided cash compensation on the spot? That is the beauty of the parametric insurance...

Weekly News Roundup – 14th May

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I’m not one to boast BUT I have to gush about our new article in which we discuss what MGAs should be aspiring to and how they can get there! I bet you never thought that someone could make meaningful comparisons between a 1960s spaghetti western...

Weekly News Roundup – 7th May

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Last week AXA Switzerland revealed that they would begin to accept premium payment in bitcoin. This week, to continue with the theme, I was keen to share an article from Oxbow partners that delves into the cryptocurrency space for (re)insurers, a...

Weekly News Roundup – 23rd April

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This week you can read about the more unusual cases of insurance fraud, explore the shift from traditional to more digitally focussed insurance products and the potential impact on premiums, and get the low down on Lemonade’s latest...

Weekly News Roundup – 16th April

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I have a pick ‘n’ mix of articles to tantalise the insurance tastebuds this week. You’ll find interviews with insurance gurus, the latest news from Lloyds, a thought piece on diversity and much more! How Argo Group Innovates (Source:...

Weekly News Roundup – 09th April

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Easter flew by with 4 seasons in one day, as is the norm, and with its departure came the much anticipated underwriter rankings list from Gracechurch, some fantastic viewpoints on the digital ecosystems in insurance and a new report highlighting the...

Weekly News Roundup – 02nd April

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The insurance world is full of a million different acronyms and there seems to be a new one to discover every week! The latest I’ve been reading about is SPAC (Special Purpose Acquisition Companies) and it seems their current boom is causing some...

Weekly News Roundup – 19th March

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There have been some interesting viewpoints in the news this week on what MGAs should be focussing on to remain relevant; business models, partnerships and products are part of the discussion. You can also find out what insurer management teams...

Weekly News Roundup – 5th March

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ESG factors and their associated risks have been hitting the headlines in recent weeks. For those of you not in the know, “ESG” stands for Environmental, Social, and Governance, and these non-financial factors are becoming increasingly important...

Weekly News Roundup – 19th February

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The changes technology is making to the industry are even going to affect the iconic underwriting room of Lloyd’s (see more below) but it is crucial those changes create fundamental differences to the way underwriters, brokers and the rest of the...

Weekly News Roundup – 22nd January

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Your head must have been under a rock this week if you didn’t hear about the FCA UK Supreme Court ruling, which unanimously voted against the insurers’ appeals. The impact of this will send shockwaves throughout the industry. It would also be...