Opinion on General Insurance, Property and Casualty in Europe

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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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Fight fraud with telematics

Aviva has avoided paying out a substantial fraudulent personal injury claim thanks to telematics data. Such use of the technology will become increasingly widespread as the number of telematics policies rises, to the advantage of insurers.

Published By Datamonitor
02 May 2014
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Provincial brokers present opportunities for cyber

Insurers must do more to promote cyber insurance, particularly among smaller provincial brokers where penetration remains low.

Published By Datamonitor
02 May 2014
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Insurers must educate consumers about add-ons

The market for add-on products in personal lines is significant. However, consumer understanding around the subject is limited, meaning providers must do more to educate them.

Published By Datamonitor
24 Apr 2014
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Disease-related claims an Achilles heel for insurers

One year since LASPO, insurers face a spill-over of more speculative claims from the cost-regulated road traffic accident (RTA) space towards disease-related employers' liability claims. Ensuring the EL/PL portal is fit for purpose is increasingly important.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Apr 2014
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Whiplash solution needed for sustained fall in claims

Motor insurance claims have risen back to their pre-reform levels, as the initial fall in claims has not been sustained. More work is needed to find a permanent solution to the whiplash problem.

Published By Datamonitor
17 Apr 2014

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