The “soft target” tax is under threat amid economic uncertainty but the sector is still arguing for a cut or a freeze.
Manifesto includes a number of commitments from the broker trade body, covering areas including underinsurance as a result of the pandemic, IPT, cyber insurance and signposting to help customers access insurance.
Following the Supreme Court business interruption ruling last week, Jonathan Swift argues brokers need not join their insurer partners in suffering Murder By the Orient Express, but instead play an important role in helping policyholders understand what…
The Supreme Court concluded the Covid-19 business interruption dispute by substantially ruling in favour of policyholders.
The UK government, the Association of British Insurers (ABI), Euler Hermes and other underwriters have agreed to extend the State Support Scheme as providers warn of increased insolvencies.
Regulator says discussions between the parties involved in the case continue ahead of the next hearing on 2 October, as the watchdog along with seven insurers file "precautionary" applications to skip Court of Appeal.
Broker trade body says it hopes the industry can move on following the High Court's decision yesterday and that any appeal will be “sorted out quickly” for the sake of policyholders.
Escape of water claims can be very expensive, but convincing clients to install leak detection systems could save brokers and customers time, money and a lot of inconvenience. Sam Barrett writes
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If insurers disagreed with the government’s conclusions following a meeting with the industry that they would pay out based on March advice then they should have spoken out sooner and given politicians an earlier ‘opportunity’ to enforce mandatory bans,…
A report from the trade body shows brokers are engaging with its Guiding Principles and Action Points to address dual pricing practices in the home and motor insurance sectors.
Maurice Tulloch has retired for family health reasons.
But the regulator also describes the sector as resilient and robust in a letter to general insurance CEOs.
Insurance Covid-Cast episode 16: “From feast to famine in ten days” – How the travel insurance sector is dealing with the Coronavirus with no sales
In the latest episode of Post and Insurance Age’s video series we gathered together a group of travel insurance experts to discuss how the travel insurance sector is coping with a “tsunami of claims” and whether it will bounce back post-pandemic.
The sector has united to highlight its disappointment in the insurance industry following the coronavirus pandemic and lockdown.
Biba CEO Steve White says trade body worked with the government, the ABI and the Confederation of British Industry to find a solution after brokers in the trade credit sector said they found it “extremely difficult” to place new business.
The Covid Claims Groups sent an open letter to the ABI calling its BI stance “callous and wrong” and urging industry to pay out for extended BI cover.
Experts have warned that business interruption could be “the next PPI for brokers “as FCA seeks legal clarity on BI wordings.
Regulator seeks court action to resolve uncertainty on business interruption cover and bring clarity on specific policy clauses.
Mel Stride MP states firms are continuously facing difficulties in making successful coronavirus-related claims as the ABI says insurers are expected to pay out a total of £1.2bn.
The ABI and the Association of Consumer Support Organisations have developed a statement of intent recommending remote video examination and rehabilitation.
The ABI says insurers are expected to pay £900m towards business interruption claims.
Reports state star chef Raymond Blanc has slammed Hiscox for not paying out after he was forced to close his restaurants and pubs in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.
Sector responds to the regulator's Dear CEO letter calling on insurers to pay valid claims quickly.