UK private medical insurers under pressure to refund payments

Private medical insurers are under pressure to suspend or refund payments because of the difficulties in accessing private healthcare services during the Covid-19 crisis.Although...

Wirecard crisis looms large over Europe's fintechs

Wirecard, one of Europe’s highest profile fintechs, is facing a full-blown crisis after admitting that €1.9bn of cash that it thought was in...

Insurers are delaying life cover over Covid-19 concerns

Insurance companies are delaying the issuance of new policies to people who have had Covid-19, which medical unions say is deterring some doctors...

Insurers vs small businesses: a high-stakes battle over lockdowns

The UK’s financial regulator will take insurance companies to the High Court next month in an effort to answer an increasingly vexed question:...

Prudential/Athene: Jackson heights

It is no fun to bargain with those who mock you. If they come bearing cash, however, there is little choice. At an...

Insurer Prudential to sell stake in US business to Apollo-backed rival

Prudential, the UK insurer under pressure from activist hedge fund Third Point, is to sell a $500m stake in its US business Jackson,...

Lloyd’s of London to reopen underwriting room in September

Lloyd’s of London is to reopen the doors to its famous underwriting room in September, with strict new rules in place for the...

Japan’s army of insurance saleswomen feel threat of digital revolution

Coronavirus has accelerated an analogue-digital showdown that Japan had hoped could be postponed for years: the clash between selling insurance online and the...

Life insurer LV puts itself up for sale

LV has put up the for sale sign in a move that could signal the end of one of the UK’s largest remaining...

Insurers watch and wait as rusty drivers return to the roads

A nation of rusty drivers is back on the road, bringing fresh problems for UK motor insurers after a sharp fall in claims...