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3D printing may not reduce supply chain risk

The overall effect of 3D printing on manufacturers' reliance on third parties is still an unknown, and will be determined by individual businesses' supply chains. Business interruption insurers need to be aware of the individual factors to avoid overestimating the impact.

Published By Datamonitor
31 Mar 2014
Expert View
Expert View

3D printing to create new risks and opportunities for insurers

The development and use of 3D printing in manufacturing and everyday life will increase the risk businesses face from cyber-crime and intellectual property theft. This will make cyber risk cover ever more critical in the future.

Published By Datamonitor
27 Mar 2014
Expert View
Expert View

9 to 5 not working for commercial customers

Insurance brokers have expressed a reluctance to break from the traditional 9am to 5pm working model; however, more flexible working hours are required to accommodate the modern consumer.

Published By Datamonitor
20 May 2015
Expert View
Expert View

A crushing blow to uninsured drivers

The Greenaway report, a UK government-commissioned study into the problem of uninsured driving, signals the start of a crackdown on motorists that drive without insurance. This report should provide the catalyst for strengthening legislation and Datamonitor's James Greenwell argues that it will finally bring UK compliance levels in line with the rest of Europe...

Published By Datamonitor
12 Aug 2004
Expert View
Expert View

A government-backed central pool is the only way forward for insurers offering flood coverage

A central flood insurance pool such as those proposed by the ABI and Marsh will only be effective if it is administered by an organization with industry-wide support and backed by the government. It is essential that one of the plans is agreed upon and implemented in the next six months, as policy holders and the insurance industry are being exposed to significant uncertainty in the meantime.

Published By Datamonitor
30 Nov 2011
CommentWire
CommentWire

AA/Saga: insurer looks set to benefit from proposed in-house credit hire operations

In a move to tackle the costs associated with credit hire, AA/Saga plans to bring its arrangements in-house. Credit hire costs are a major source of claims inflation for motor insurers, and bringing credit hire in-house could generate a lucrative side line, while also giving it greater control over a key driver in claims costs.

Published By Datamonitor
16 Jul 2009
Expert View
Expert View

ABI uses SoP extension as bargaining chip

The Association of British Insurers (ABI) is driving a hard bargain by extending the Statement of Principles (SoP) by only a month. Other stopgap extensions will follow until it can reach a deal with the government based on its Flood Re model.

Published By Datamonitor
21 May 2013
Expert View
Expert View

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
Expert View
Expert View

ACE/Chubb: no great risk for UK insurance

Chubb's acquisition by fellow giant ACE marks a huge development in global insurance - one which may spell trouble for the overall market. Within the UK space, however, the combined weight of the two firms is not likely to have a significant impact.

Published By Datamonitor
06 Jul 2015
CommentWire
CommentWire

Admiral: calm waters now but storms ahead

Launching the biggest flotation on the London market this year, and one of only eight IPOs so far on the main exchange, Admiral has set its stall out to go public. While rapid growth and financial success has been Admiral's trademark, serious questions remain as to whether the timing and pricing of the offer will attract sufficient interest.

Published By Datamonitor
09 Sep 2004

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