Opinion on General Insurance, Property and Casualty in Europe

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Renewable energy insurance set to grow

The UK is projected to almost triple its installed offshore wind capacity between 2012 and 2020, according to a joint publication by Swiss Re and Bloomsberg. With such high growth projections, the need for adequate insurance will continue to grow alongside rising demand.

Published By Datamonitor
25 Mar 2014
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Flood defenses remain inadequate

The UK government's 2014 budget has earmarked an increase of £140m to flood defense spending. However, it seems unlikely that this will be enough to keep the number of high-risk properties in check.

Published By Datamonitor
21 Mar 2014
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Comparison sites strive to become one-stop shops

Insurance advertising expenditure among the four largest UK comparison sites dipped in 2013, signaling a continued focus on diversified services.

Published By Datamonitor
19 Mar 2014
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LV= encourages transparency for customers

As the FCA highlights yet another area of the insurance market that requires intervention, LV= is looking to introduce new ways to ensure transparency for consumers.

Published By Datamonitor
14 Mar 2014
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Cyber risk awareness will boost insurance take-up

New EU legislation on cyber crime will not come into effect before 2016, but the UK government's prioritization of the issue is already increasing awareness and will boost sales of cyber insurance.

Published By Datamonitor
10 Mar 2014
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Allianz has big plans to grow in commercial

Despite limited room for growth in the commercial space, Allianz plans to expand its book by £1bn over the next two years. It will have to sacrifice a share of its profits in order to achieve its target and see the expected returns.

Published By Datamonitor
10 Mar 2014
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Still too early to measure the impact of LASPO?

Compensation Recovery Unit (CRU) figures suggest LASPO has taken the wind out of personal injury claim volumes. Yet after nine months of market forces pre-emptively driving down rates, the true impact remains uncertain.

Published By Datamonitor
04 Mar 2014
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Political fallout may help property insurers

While the recent flood damage has caused many homeowners distress and insurers business challenges, it has increased the political appetite to talk about flood defenses and increased funding.

Published By Datamonitor
24 Feb 2014
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Clarity is key for telematics

Telematics insurance providers need to clearly inform consumers about potential discounts and charges in order to avoid reputational damage.

Published By Datamonitor
21 Feb 2014
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Insurers' flood costs unlikely to reach 2007 levels

Although the cost of the current floods and bad weather are continuing to grow, the total is unlikely to reach 2007 levels, and the impact on premiums is also likely to be minimal.

Published By Datamonitor
17 Feb 2014

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