Polaris celebrated 25 years last year and also had a MD change with Vivek Banga taking the top spot. Banga catches up with Jonathan Swift about the future of e-trade and the role brokers can play.
InsureandGo says policies will not cover Covid-19, while Staysure continues to sell travel insurance and travel disruption cover.
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General insurance CEO, Colm Holmes, says provider has exited some "unprofitable relationships" in personal lines, but highlights Aviva will "significantly invest" in the broker channel going forward.
Aviva says UK business was impacted by an alignment of the UK digital business with GI, as CEO Maurice Tulloch says provider has made "good progress" on its cost-cutting plan.
The SME-focused insurtech was launched by former Aviva and Brokerbility expert, Jodi Cartwright, in 2019.
Insurance Cares: Aon and Aviva push to get social landlords to make use of their tenants contents insurance schemes in order to help vulnerable customers, as MPs outline challenges for the industry.
Scott, who founded Aston Scott Group, has invested in the start-up which was launched by former Aviva broker distribution director Fraser Edmond.
Blanc chats to Insurance Age about her seven new roles, her thoughts on brokers and why she believes young people should choose a career in insurance
Staveley Head, which was mainly backed by unrated provider Gefion, advertised major composites on its website. Most of these confirmed only a handful of policies with the broker.
The insurer contacted thousands of customers mistakenly calling them ‘Michael’ - reports.
The former Axa and Bluefin director remains in his role at broker Hamilton Fraser.
The search for a successor is underway.
The former Axa UK boss has joined claims insurtech RightIndem as non-executive chair of the board.
Firm is backed by Zurich, where Blanc spent nine months as CEO EMEA.
Andrew Alcock, COO at TH March, reviews the events of 2019 and Phil Bayles, CDO at Aviva, outlines what we can expect from the New Year.
Tulloch has decided to run the life and GI businesses as distinct divisions within Aviva, rather than separating them in different entities.
Role is the first non-insurance appointment for Blanc since returning to the industry earlier this month.
This month brought about the return of Amanda Blanc to insurance as she accepted roles at Aviva, ERS, and Trov.
The closure of 14 branches by Marsh Commercial caught the attention of readers in November, as Insurance Age announced the Top 100 independent brokers for 2019.
Aviva's chief distribution officer promises the provider will not exit any business lines as it cuts the number of personal lines products down to 40 from 400.
Readers were most interested by the decision of MS Amlin to exit nine lines of business following a strategy review.
The arrival of Autumn brought a turbulent month for the industry, with several big name departures and arrivals.