Talk is growing of a return to cash flow underwriting. Popular in the 1980s and 1990s, this is when insurers underwrote unprofitably, but were covered by strong returns. This article highlights some concerns about why insurance could be heading for the ultimate race to the bottom.
View from the top: Money and Mental Health Institute’s Conor D’Arcy on how to help customers with mental health problems
In this article, Conor D’Arcy, head of research and policy at the charity founded by Martin Lewis, explains what general insurers must do to make the industry accessible for customers with mental health problems.
The ability to engage, assess, advise on risk and price accurately is vital in today’s commercial insurance market. Based on the results of a recent Commercial Insurance Risk Survey, this content highlights how insurers and brokers can create a smoother journey for onboarding commercial clients.
On 1 April 2013, insurance brokers faced a new regulatory dawn as the baton passed from the Financial Services Authority to the Financial Conduct Authority. Insurance Age has canvassed opinion throughout the market to find out views on how the first decade has gone.
The Aréas Assurances Group represents the seventh largest network of insurance agents in France, with a strong presence throughout the country. This case study sheds light on how Aréas modernised the management of its regulatory obligations by automating its Solvency II reporting.
Brokers are faced with a dilemma as interest rates rise. The Financial Conduct Authority’s demand for them to offer ‘fair value’ products is at the forefront of their minds when they decide how to deal with the customer. Read this article to find out more.
The UK Government has issued a consultation into the calculation of holiday entitlement for part-year and irregular hours workers. Read this short blog to find out more.
Underwriting workbenches represent an opportunity for insurers and MGAs to increase their competitive edge by automating administrative processes, augmenting data sets and increasing regulatory compliance. Download this report to find out more.
Multi-occupancy building insurance: Feedback to the September 2022 report and consultation on handbook changes
In its September 2022 report, the FCA identified issues within the multi-occupancy building insurance market which are leading to poor outcomes for leaseholders. Based on feedback to that report, this consultation paper provides information on the FCA’s proposed rule changes.
Read the findings of the FCA’s multi-occupancy buildings insurance broker remuneration review, its conclusions and next steps. One of the findings in the broker market was evidence of some high commission rates and poor practices which were not consistent with driving fair value to the customer.