Opinion on General Insurance, Property and Casualty in Europe

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Commercial brokers slow to counter online threat

While nobody denies that online purchasing is growing within the commercial insurance space, brokers could be more proactive in tapping into this behavior rather than sitting back and watching change play out.

Published By Datamonitor
10 Jun 2014
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RSA rising in a profitable home insurance market

Despite increasingly competitive conditions the home insurance market was more profitable in 2013 than in 2012, suggesting no end is in sight for softening rates. RSA particularly stands out for its growth and improved combined operating ratio (COR).

Published By Datamonitor
06 Jun 2014
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Access to underwriters more important than commissions

Access to underwriters is the service aspect most sought after by commercial lines brokers ahead of sector expertise and competitive commissions. Commercial insurers looking for growth should take heed.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Jun 2014
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Insurers' communication skills slammed

Insurers must do more to ensure better communication with clients, in order to safeguard customer satisfaction and minimize negative press.

Published By Datamonitor
30 May 2014
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Car insurance advertising spend frenzy

Despite a dip in GWP among the top 10 UK insurers*, advertising spend on car insurance is skyrocketing - an unsustainable trend.

Published By Datamonitor
30 May 2014
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Shrinking books for top car insurers

Of the top 10 car insurers by GWP, only esure emerged in 2013 with a larger private motor book. A reflection both on pricing and LASPO's impact, this signals a declining appetite in the market and a spill-over of capacity into other personal lines.

Published By Datamonitor
22 May 2014
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Insurers are failing older consumers

At present, insurers treat over 55s as one homogenous group. They must do more to understand the insurance needs of older consumers, as gaps in engagement are emerging.

Published By Datamonitor
19 May 2014
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Flood Re still in need of refining

The Water Bill has achieved its final stage of approval, meaning that Flood Re will officially be introduced next year. However, a number of issues still need to be ironed out.

Published By Datamonitor
16 May 2014
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BGL extends Bennetts brand into retail

While many insurers sit behind retail partners, Bennetts has gone one step further and utilized its status as the leading bike insurance specialist to launch an online store for bikes, ensuring it owns the whole customer experience.

Published By Datamonitor
08 May 2014
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Premier cover to shine as home insurance prices fall

Despite a torrid winter of flooding and storm damage in the UK, home insurance premiums have continued to tumble. As rates slide into a competitive spiral, the differences between standard and premier cover will be more noticeable than ever.

Published By Datamonitor
07 May 2014

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