ACSO's Matthew Maxwell Scott says claims numbers cannot continue to be cited as the reason for increasing car insurance premiums and urges the insurance sector to cooperate to improve the customer claims journey.
The former Ageas boss takes over after Blanc's move to become Aviva CEO.
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Andy Pomfret will succeed Patrick Snowball, who is stepping down on 1 September.
The business bought trade credit brokers Credit and Business Finance in March 2019 and Credit Risk Solutions in October 2017.
Provider says its offering is now available to mid-market companies.
The MGA, which specialises in the construction, leisure and commercial sectors, brings £20m of GWP to Ardonagh and will operate within Geo Specialty Group.
The provider also saw a 400% increase in webinar attendance as brokers grappled with challenges arising from the pandemic.
Following Broker Extra in July, Insurance Age caught up with one of the speakers, Aviva chief distribution officer Phil Bayles, to discuss some of the key topics that came out of the event
CEO Tulsi Naidu points to positive working relationships with brokers throughout a "time of great stress" as she maintains that the provider is "very well positioned" for the future.
The action group, which is also a claimant in the FCA BI test case, started legal proceedings against Hiscox earlier this year after the provider rejected coronavirus-related business interruption claims.
The Australian insurer pointed to opportunities in the London and UK markets.
The temporary rules and guidance will now be in place until 31 October, while the FCA notes it is looking at making aspects of the measures permanent.
CEO Penny James comments on the provider's Covid-19 strategy as COR improves but in-force policies reduce.
2020 COR for the first half of the year was 83.0% compared to 92.3% on H1 2019.
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The provider reported a result after tax of £22.8m compared to £45.4m in H1 2019.
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UK COR hit 106.3% for the first half of 2020 as GI CEO Colm Holmes points to a strong underlying performance despite the business remaining in cost-cutting mode.
The insurer said it was planning to retain at least 700 of the 900 staff moving across with the Co-op’s underwriting business following union complaint.
The CEO said that as part of this there may be some market withdrawals and “difficult” decisions as she reaffirms Aviva’s commitment to brokers as UK COR soars amid Covid-19.
The insurer is also seeking to tackle complexity in its portfolio and downsize its office footprint following increased remote working in the wake of Covid-19.
However commercial business sees GWP decline in H1 2020 numbers as provider predicts £80m Covid-19 BI hit.
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