Opinion on General Insurance, Property and Casualty in Europe

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Insurance distribution changing in Europe

Price comparison sites have changed the way consumers research and buy insurance products in the UK, and a similar pattern is underway across Europe. This will mainly affect tied agents, who will need to adapt or miss out.

Published By Datamonitor
24 Jul 2014
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Zurich sets ambitious SME target

With its new e-trading broker platform Zurich's declared intention is to take a 10% share of the SME market. However, it has a number of challenges to overcome first.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Jul 2014
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Ageas riding high in motorcycle insurance

In recent years Ageas has fought hard to sit at the forefront of motorcycle insurance, and is currently hot on the heels of the market's largest underwriter Aviva. Yet it will require a dogged effort from Ageas to make this niche segment, which hasn't grown in recent years, work for it.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Jul 2014
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Clarity in renewals will boost competition

The Association of British Insurers (ABI) has proposed a number of changes to better inform customers during the renewal process, which is likely to lead to increased competition in the market.

Published By Datamonitor
14 Jul 2014
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Public sector insurers face growing liability claims

As yet another investigation into abuse claims hits the UK headlines, public sector insurers should be looking to increase their reserves, with the impact on liability claims likely to be significant.

Published By Datamonitor
09 Jul 2014
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Bollington takes the digital lead

UK brokers must follow Bollington's example of investing in digital capability if they are to keep up with the changes in client purchasing behavior.

Published By Datamonitor
08 Jul 2014
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Overcapacity persists in the private motor market

The private motor insurance market continues to be shaped by the excess capacity present in the market. This is likely to persist for the time being, as exposure reductions by one player are met with growing appetite by others.

Published By Datamonitor
03 Jul 2014
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Aviva selected top insurer by small brokers

According to a Datamonitor Financial survey commercial brokers most commonly place business with Aviva for eight of 14 products. Demonstrating a favored position among small brokers, there remains room for Aviva to make its mark with larger brokers.

Published By Datamonitor
03 Jul 2014
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Whiplash: a painful problem that won't go away

The issue of whiplash and its costs for insurers and consumers continue to afflict the motor insurance space. Urgent action is needed to tackle the problem, which would help bring down the costs of motor insurance significantly.

Published By Datamonitor
25 Jun 2014
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Who said insurance can't be innovative?

The birth of a new type of insurance is a rare occurrence within the UK market. Yet insurers abroad are developing ever more niche offerings, with China in particular setting an example as to how insurance can be innovative.

Published By Datamonitor
24 Jun 2014

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