Consorcio de Compensación de Seguros tax information changes in Spain

Consorcio de Compensación de Seguros tax information changes in Spain

Consorcio de Compensación de Seguros tax information changes in Spain

Major changes in the information required to pay and declare Consorcio de Compensación de Seguros (CCS) taxes in Spain will come into force from 1 January 2019, according to insurance premium tax (IPT) specialists Impendulo. The changes will affect both extraordinary risk taxes and the Winding up of Insurance Companies Fund (formerly known as the CLEA), from 1 January 2019.…

Business must better engage with politics to mitigate risks such as Brexit

Business must better engage with politics to mitigate risks such as Brexit

Business must better engage with politics to mitigate risks such as Brexit

Businesses in Britain are having to face up to political risk and need to learn to engage with politics and politicians to mitigate growing threats, according to Sir Mark Boleat, former policy chairman at the City of London Corporation. But he warned many companies are failing to step up to the mark. Speaking at the Institute of Risk Management’s (IRMs)…

Recent California wildfire losses up to $13bn: RMS

Recent California wildfire losses up to $13bn: RMS

Recent California wildfire losses up to $13bn: RMS

RMS estimates that insured losses for the Camp and Woolsey wildfires in California will total between $9bn and $13bn. The cat modelling firm places losses for the Camp fires between $7.5bn and $10bn, with Woolsey costing between $1.5bn and $3bn. The estimates include property and auto damage, business interruption, additional living expenses and contents loss. RMS said this season sees…

Claims Insights – from data to information to action

Claims Insights – from data to information to action

Claims Insights – from data to information to action

Data is widely available and easy to access. However, gaining useful, relevant and practical information from that data, and translating it into actions that improve the risk, is what really provides value for a company and has a positive business impact. Customers often own a lot of data but they may not see the value of analysing the information they…

Belgian firms say world becoming more unstable

Belgian firms say world becoming more unstable

Belgian firms say world becoming more unstable

Some 80% of Belgian corporates believe the world is becoming increasingly unstable, according to a new poll by business magazine Trends for the Credendo Trade Forum, and 85% said the European Union should take measures to protect its businesses, up from 75% last year. At the same time, the poll by trade credit insurer Credendo found 79% believe protectionist measures…

Cat bond could be exhausted by Californian wildfire

Cat bond could be exhausted by Californian wildfire

Cat bond could be exhausted by Californian wildfire

The Californian utility Pacific Gas & Electric Co (PG&E) has warned investors that it could be held liable for starting the Camp wildfire that is still burning in northern California, and conceded that if its equipment is determined to be the cause it could be subject to significant liability in excess of its insurance coverage. PG&E renewed its liability insurance…

Marsh rolls out digital broker for affinity clients

Marsh rolls out digital broker for affinity clients

Marsh rolls out digital broker for affinity clients

Marsh has launched a digital broker platform for the affinity market that it said will change the way new and more tech-savvy clients want to manage insurance programmes. Bluestream is a cloud-based platform that will allow its affinity clients to streamline the way they offer insurance and services to their customers, contractors or employees. Marsh said the digital platform is…

Clouds forming over global economy: Atradius

Clouds forming over global economy: Atradius

Clouds forming over global economy: Atradius

Recent growth in the global economy is expected to “lose steam” next year, warns credit insurer Atradius in its latest Economic Outlook. The “momentary bright sky” seen in 2017 and 2018 is to darken in 2019 as “clouds are quickly gathering on the horizon”, it says. Atradius explains that risks to the global economy, in particular the US-China trade war,…

Chubb backs $1m flood risk project in Miami

Chubb backs $1m flood risk project in Miami

Chubb backs $1m flood risk project in Miami

Chubb has backed a $1m project to reduce the risk of flooding along the Miami coast. In partnership with conservation group The Nature Conservancy (TNC), Chubb Charitable Foundation has issued a $1m grant to improve the resilience of Miami’s flood defences using nature-based solutions. These include the restoration of mangroves, planting native vegetation, removing invasive species and installation of artificial…

Willis appoints Knight to head natural resources team

Willis appoints Knight to head natural resources team

Willis appoints Knight to head natural resources team

Willis Towers Watson has appointed Graham Knight as head of natural resources for its GB corporate risk and broking business. Mr Knight was previously head of the group’s downstream natural resources division, serving clients in the oil and gas sector, power and utilities, renewable energy, and metals and mining. He takes up the new role with immediate effect. Mr Knight…

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