Time to really focus on claims

Time to really focus on claims

Time to really focus on claims

The very reason why insurance is purchased by individuals and businesses is to ensure that they are ‘covered’, at least financially, when a nasty or unexpected event occurs. The efficient management and payment of claims is therefore the most important service that insurers and their partners in the market, such as brokers, loss adjusters and lawyers, can offer their customers. Sadly, all too often…

Pandemic shakes up top risks facing global firms, finds AGCS Barometer

Pandemic shakes up top risks facing global firms, finds AGCS Barometer

Pandemic shakes up top risks facing global firms, finds AGCS Barometer

Business interruption (BI) has reclaimed its position as the top risk facing global firms, followed by a pandemic outbreak in second place and cyber incidents a close third, after taking the number one spot last year, according to Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty’s (AGCS) Risk Barometer 2021. BI held the top spot for four consecutive years in the Allianz Risk…

Q3 insurance prices up 20% globally, 34% in UK and 15% in Europe: Marsh

Q3 insurance prices up 20% globally, 34% in UK and 15% in Europe: Marsh

Q3 insurance prices up 20% globally, 34% in UK and 15% in Europe: Marsh

Global insurance prices rose 20% in Q3, with increases of 34% in the UK and 15% in continental Europe, according to Marsh’s latest index, which saw the biggest jump since it began tracking figures back in 2012. The broker said it expects this rising trend to continue into 2021. Marsh’s third-quarter Global Insurance Market Index shows that all regions around…

Q3 insurance prices up 20% globally, 34% in UK and 15% in Europe: Marsh

Q3 insurance prices up 20% globally, 34% in UK and 15% in Europe: Marsh

Q3 insurance prices up 20% globally, 34% in UK and 15% in Europe: Marsh

Global insurance prices rose 20% in Q3, with increases of 34% in the UK and 15% in continental Europe, according to Marsh’s latest index, which saw the biggest jump since it began tracking figures back in 2012. The broker said it expects this rising trend to continue into 2021. Marsh’s third-quarter Global Insurance Market Index shows that all regions around…

Pandemics, climate and cyber top AXA risk list

Pandemics, climate and cyber top AXA risk list

Pandemics, climate and cyber top AXA risk list

Pandemics and infectious diseases have unsurprisingly jumped above climate change and cyber risk to become the number risks during the next five to ten years, in AXA’s 2020 Future Risks Report and survey. The report is based on a global poll of more than 2,600 experts from the world of risk management and insurance. In addition, just short of 19,000…

Average rates up between 11% and 30% in Q2 as gap between supply and demand grows: Aon

Average rates up between 11% and 30% in Q2 as gap between supply and demand grows: Aon

Average rates up between 11% and 30% in Q2 as gap between supply and demand grows: Aon

Rates continue to harden across the global insurance market with average rises between 11% and 30% in the second quarter, according to Aon, that warns the gap between supply and demand in the EMEA region is increasingly working against buyers. The broker’s Q2 2020 Global Market Insights publication reveals that average price increases in all four regions – EMEA, North America,…

Q2 rates up 31% in UK and 15% in continental Europe, with upward pressure for 2020: Marsh

Q2 rates up 31% in UK and 15% in continental Europe, with upward pressure for 2020: Marsh

Q2 rates up 31% in UK and 15% in continental Europe, with upward pressure for 2020: Marsh

Average commercial insurance price increases of 31% in the UK and 15% in continental Europe during the second quarter contributed to a global increase of 19%, with property and financial and professional (finpro) lines leading the accelerating market hardening, according to the latest figures from marsh. The year-on-year increases were the biggest since the broker’s Global Insurance Market Index was…

Supply chain risk falls in May but more Covid-19-related pain to come: riskmethods

Supply chain risk falls in May but more Covid-19-related pain to come: riskmethods

Supply chain risk falls in May but more Covid-19-related pain to come: riskmethods

A report from riskmethods finds a decline in every type of supply chain risk it monitored during May, as Covid-19-related lockdowns and restrictions began to lift, but warns that the overall threat remains elevated and there are further tough times ahead. The firm’s 2020 Risk Report: The Year That Changed Everything looks at the top supply chain risks that affected organisations…

Zurich teams with cybersecurity firm to offer new cyber service

Zurich teams with cybersecurity firm to offer new cyber service

Zurich teams with cybersecurity firm to offer new cyber service

Zurich has teamed with cybersecurity expert CYE to offer a new global cyber risk management service. Available across the world, Zurich Cyber Security Services combines the insurer’s specialist cyber insurance and risk engineering capabilities with CYE’s artificial intelligence-based technology, services and expertise. Zurich said the service addresses the full spectrum of cyber risks by helping businesses define and deploy effective…

Organisations losing confidence in ability to manage cyber risk finds Marsh/Microsoft survey

Organisations losing confidence in ability to manage cyber risk finds Marsh/Microsoft survey

Organisations losing confidence in ability to manage cyber risk finds Marsh/Microsoft survey

A survey by Marsh and Microsoft finds that organisations are losing confidence in their ability to manage cyber risk and highlights a gap between concern and approach to the threat. Startlingly, the global survey of 1,500 organisations reveals that the majority of board members and business leaders responsible for cyber risk management spent less than a day in the last…

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