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Blog: Archive

Technology, insurtech and innovation: key takeaways from the Digital Insurance Agenda

Embracing ecosystems, cutting costs with technology - and the importance of creating “fans”. Cherry Chan, head of general insurance consulting, shares key takeaways from one of the leading events in insurtech and innovation in insurance.

GIST 2017 - are we all stressed out?

The PRA sent out a letter in April 2017 requesting approximately 25 mostly category 1 & 2 firms (and a small number of category 3 firms) to participate in the General Insurance Stress Test 2017 (GIST 2017).

#StrongerTogether - actuaries and data scientists

'Stronger together' is how I see actuaries and data scientists working together in harmony – it is not about Brexit or America’s presidential campaign!

Driverless cars - the death of the motor insurance industry?

Cherry Chan examines the potential that driverless technology has to be revolutionary in her latest blog. But to what extent will traditional motor insurance change, and how will regulation need to evolve to meet the new demands?

The IoT, dogs and the toughest market conditions for a generation

Telematics has been a hot topic in the motor insurance industry for a number of years, but innovative insurers are now using it in other areas such as pet and home insurance. Read more in Cherry Chan's latest blog.

Budget 2016: a mixed bag for the insurance industry

On 16 March 2016 Chancellor George Osborne delivered his 2016 Budget. The announcements provided a mixed bag of news for the insurance sector, summarised in this blog.

Standard Formula Calculations made simple

With the Solvency II implementation date looming, firms must make sure their processes are ready to meet the requirements. We explore how a standard formula Solvency Capital Requirement calculation tool can be made as simple as possible for the end user.

2016: a new year or Solvency II déjà vu?

Cherry Chan and John Hoskin take a look back at the insurance actuarial and risk issues that dominated 2015 and consider what might be in store in 2016.

Climate change - the impact on insurance

On 29 September 2015 Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England, gave a speech at this year’s City Dinner in the Lloyd’s building. He discussed the ways in which climate change is likely to affect the insurance sector.

Motor insurance - climbing premiums and fraudulent activity

Motorists have enjoyed a solid two years of reduced insurance premiums. Recent figures published by the Association of British Insurers (ABI) reveal, however, that the average comprehensive private motor insurance premium for Q2-2015 has climbed by 2.1%.

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