General insurance companies receive warning from UK financial watchdog

General insurance companies receive warning - red light

The Financial Conduct Authority has accused insurers of failing to focus on value for customers. Britain’s financial watchdog has accused general insurance companies of failing to consider customers’ value for money within their products and services. Insurance CEOs have been warned that the watchdog is prepared to take action against their firms as well as against the senior management of those insurers. According to the F.C.A., insurance companies are failing to provide policyholders with value. The Financial Conduct Authority (F.C.A.) issued a letter to the CEOs of several general insurance…

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American Insurance Association enters coalition between US and UK despite Brexit

American Insurance Association UK coalition

The trade association for P/C insurance leaders will use the coalition to make notable improvements. As Brexit Day in March 2019 moves ever closer, the American Insurance Association was undaunted and joined a coalition between the United States and the United Kingdom. The goal is to boost discussion from both countries regarding investment and trade in the industry. The American Insurance Association is the property and casualty insurance industry trade association. It recently announced it would join the American side of the Financial and Related Professional Services Coalition with the…

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UK insurance industry unprepared for Brexit, less than a year away

Insurance Industry - UK insurance industry not ready for Brexit - Domino

Without access to the European Union’s single market, U.K. financial firms will face unprecedented struggle. Ireland’s Central Bank Deputy Governor Ed Sibley voiced his concern about the financial and insurance industry challenges following Brexit. He stated that with less than a year before the United Kingdom withdraws from the European Union, banks and insurers remain unprepared. Sibley said the EU should not attempt to stop U.K. banks and insurance companies from the single market. Sibley’s financial and insurance industry warning is in direct opposition to certain E.U. opinions. Some E.U.…

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Women hold only one in five top insurance industry jobs

Top insurance industry jobs - Women in Business

A recent UK study showed that despite an overall industry gender balance, top jobs belong mainly to men. Of every five top insurance industry jobs four are filled by men and only one is filled by a woman. This, according to a recent study in the United Kingdom. This reveals a gender imbalance within this industry that was not entirely obvious to spot. The reason is that when looking at the employment data across the entire insurance industry, women and men fill nearly the same total number of jobs. However,…

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Wholesale insurance brokers face investigation conducted by UK FCA

Wholesale insurance brokers market investigation

The Financial Conduct Authority held a much anticipated examination of that brokering market. The United Kingdom’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) started an investigation into wholesale insurance brokers. This long anticipated examination of the insurance brokering market is expected to find answers regarding a number of reports. This includes claims from a top executive that there is “abusive behavior” going on. The FCA said the review’s terms of reference would be published today at 7:00 GMT. The FCA promised that it would look into the wholesale insurance brokers market as early…

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UK insurance market could lose Lloyd’s staff following Brexit

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Top boss at the massive marketplace has revealed that operations may leave the country. The UK insurance market may not remain the most important one in the world due to the Brexit vote. Chairman of Lloyd’s of London, John Nelson, cautioned that the marketplace may be required to move some of its business over to continental Europe. That could mean a loss of a large chunk of the staff currently located in the United Kingdom. In fact, Lloyd’s insurance operations may be on their way out of the country even…

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British insurers are tackling insurance fraud more effectively

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Insurance fraud continues to be a problem for the industry, but insurers are fighting back Insurance fraud has been a problem that insurers have been dealing with for nearly as long as the industry has existed. Over the past few years, fraud has become a much more significant problem, however, as fraud methods are becoming more sophisticated and insurers are becoming more exposed to extreme financial losses. Insurers are doing what they can to combat fraud, however, and are becoming more adept at weeding it out and identifying those responsible.…

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