Editor, Insurance Age
Siân joined Insurance Age as commissioning editor in 2014 and prior to this worked on a range of B2B titles covering topics including recycling, the co-operative movement and health and social care.
After a stint as deputy editor she was promoted to editor in 2018. During that year she also joined, alongside a set of intrepid insurance professionals, the InsureTrek which saw the group hike the Mont Blanc Massif and raise more than £100,000 for Insurance United Against Dementia.
In 2020 Siân was the recipient of the British Insurance Brokers’ Association Journalist of the Year award while Insurance Age took the trophy for Publication of the Year. She also won Profile of the Year.
Aviva UK’s combined operating ratio for H1 2022 has deteriorated to 95.6% and operating profit dropped to £159m from £169m in the same period last year.
A Competition Appeal Tribunal has overturned a decision by the Competition and Markets Authority which was set to fine Compare the Market £17.9m for breaking competition rules on use of Most Favoured Nation clauses.
Gallagher has added global risk consultancy AnotherDay to its portfolio and the team will become part of its London specialty operation.
Gallagher has hit back at claims by client Paradigm Housing Group that it acted negligently and breached its duty over cover for a £8m flat complex which had its roof blown off in 2020 storms.
Allianz Holdings has posted a drop in profit of 42%, from £170m to £99m for the first half of 2022.
The FCA has confirmed new rules to make authorised financial firms more responsible for their appointed representatives.
A Freedom of Information request by Insurance Age has revealed that HM Treasury has held just three meetings with the Pandemic Re steering group since the onset of the coronavirus crisis.
As the professional indemnity market continues to be beset by ever more challenges Nic Brown, of Markel UK, explains why the successful placement or renewal of cover now, more than ever, relies on strong partnerships between insurer, broker and insured.
An expert has warned that despite the recent extension of the Consumer Duty implementation period firms must agree their own plans within three months.
The Insurance Fraud Bureau has warned that more than 5,000 people were added to the Insurance Fraud Register in the past 12 months.
Verlingue UK’s Companies House filing for last year has shown that an attempted cyber attack in November 2021 cost the business £121,807.
The House of Lords is reviewing an amendment to the Leasehold Reform (Disclosure and Insurance Commissions) Bill which states that landlords should disclose any insurance commission they make to tenants.
GI businesses in the UK reported just 662 staff, including three senior managers, to the regulator for conduct breaches in 2021 according to a Freedom of Information request by Sicsic Advisory.
The current Chancellor of the Exchequer, Nadim Zahawi, has pledged that laws will be changed under the newly-published Financial Services and Markets Bill.
Small firms are encountering widespread problems in their dealings with the insurance market and rising premium costs, a new report has found.