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Insurance Competitor Profile: Allianz 2016

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, Published: Nov-2016
Allianz Group is an integrated financial services provider with a global reach of more than 70 countries. It is the market-leading insurer in Germany, and also has a strong presence in France, Italy, the US, and the UK. Allianz Insurance is the UK branch of Allianz Group, and it offers commercial and personal insurance distributed through brokers, retailers, affinity partners, veterinary practices, and direct marketing.

UK Protection Insurance: Term and Whole of Life

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, Published: Nov-2016
The life market has contracted significantly over the last couple of years since the introduction of the Retail Distribution Review (RDR) and the subsequent exodus of banks providing advice, so that now both the number of contracts and the value of premiums are at much lower levels than before. With minimal change in either variable over 2014 and 2015, a new normal is taking hold in the market.

Insurance Competitor Profile: Hiscox 2016

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, Published: Nov-2016
Hiscox is a niche specialist insurer with a major UK focus on high net worth (HNW) customers and the micro enterprise segment. The majority of its UK book covers liability insurance, where it specializes in a range of products such as professional indemnity. Its presence in the HNW market also means it caters for the needs of these clients, providing cover such as fine art and classic cars.

UK SME Insurance: The Direct Channel 2016

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, Published: Nov-2016
Changes in SME distribution are primarily being driven by shifting preferences in purchasing method as opposed to channel. The preference towards online purchasing initially provided the direct channel with an opportunity to grow. However, as brokers have begun to move into the online space for SMEs, their market position has strengthened at the expense of direct insurers. The direct channel has therefore slightly lost share in the distribution o.....

Insurance Competitor Profile: Aviva 2016

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, Published: Nov-2016
This profile offers a review of Aviva, its business structure and strategy, its financial performance, and a SWOT analysis.

Aviva has 34 million customers worldwide and 16 million in the UK (before the deduction of Friends Life Group’s overlapping customers). Aviva has a presence in 16 countries. Outside of the UK, it has a strong presence in Canada, France, Ireland, Spain, and Turkey.

Global Reinsurance

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, Published: Oct-2016
Global Reinsurance industry profile provides top-line qualitative and quantitative summary information including: market share, market size (value 2011-15, and forecast to 2020). The profile also contains descriptions of the leading players including key financial metrics and analysis of competitive pressures within the market.

UK SME Insurance: Market Dynamics and Opportunities 2016

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, Published: Oct-2016
The UK SME insurance market has continued to grow. In 2015, the market was worth £7.7bn in gross written premiums (GWP), up 12.1% year-on-year. This has been driven by a growing economy, which has facilitated increases in the number of SMEs in the UK and consequently the opportunity to sell commercial insurance.

UK Commercial Property Insurance: Competitor Dynamics

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, Published: Oct-2016
The UK commercial property insurance market is highly competitive and the market has been stuck in a soft period of the cycle for a prolonged period. The market witnessed a decline in 2015 and the profitability of the top players also remained subdued. High operating costs and continued competition via market overcapacity are cutting into insurers’ profitability.

UK Protection Insurance: Critical Illness & Income Protection

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, Published: Oct-2016
Individual product performance in the protection market is a turbulent and confusing picture, with erratic premium behavior across the board. While term (and specifically non-mortgage term) products are still the dominant force with over 70% of protection share, there has been downward pressure on every product line in recent times, reflecting the uncertain, fragile national macroeconomic picture. Indeed, in the absence of major market-driven cha.....

UK Commercial Motor Insurance: Competitor Dynamics 2016

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, Published: Oct-2016
The UK commercial motor insurance market is highly competitive. The market grew slightly in 2015 as a result of economic growth, which boosted business prosperity and therefore investment in commercial vehicles to support business expansion. But with the effects of Brexit looming large, the market is expected to witness slow growth as businesses become more wary of making investments in new commercial vehicles.

UK SME Insurance: Competitor Dynamics 2016

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, Published: Oct-2016
The SME market is important for commercial insurers as SMEs account for the majority of the UK economy. With insurers increasingly targeting the segment, the market is very competitive. Insurers are developing their propositions to cater for small and medium sized enterprises. E-trade is becoming more of a central focus for the insurers in this space, as is the distribution of high-volume, low-value business via the direct channel. Organizations.....

UK SME Insurance: Distribution Dynamics 2016

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, Published: Oct-2016
Verdict Financial’s “UK SME Insurance: Distribution Dynamics 2016” report looks at how SMEs buy insurance coverage and the reasons behind their purchasing decisions. This report also examines the services SMEs are currently receiving and the additional amenities they would like from their provider going forward. Other influential factors on the market are also taken into consideration, such as the location of the business (home or on-site/office).....

UK Household Insurance: Competitor Dynamics

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, Published: Sep-2016
The UK household insurance market is a highly competitive market. Insurers that can control their costs are able to deliver profitable books even in soft market conditions, with rates reducing or remaining flat. The number of insurers active in this market makes it hard to generate rate increases on top of the increase in insurance tax. However, pricing is generally at a level that is unable to sustain an unusual weather event such as the floods .....

UK Home Emergency Insurance 2016

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, Published: Sep-2016
Recent changes to the regulation of the home emergency market are forcing providers to rethink their sale strategies. Insurers are currently striving to adhere to the new market rules while ensuring the processes that initially brought success remain intact, such as selling products as add-ons to a regular household insurance policy. A sizable proportion of consumers still purchase home emergency cover as a standalone product – with good reason, .....

Blockchain: An Emerging Digital Platform for Insurers

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, Published: Sep-2016
Blockchain is a distributed ledger that is broadly discussed as a technology with huge innovation potential in all areas of financial services. To date, it is largely in the banking arena where blockchain use cases have been identified. However, blockchain technology also offers potential use cases for insurers, including innovating insurance products and services for growth, increasing effectiveness in fraud detection and pricing, and reducing a.....

UK Directors and Officers Insurance: Market Dynamics and Opportunities 2016

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, Published: Sep-2016
The UK directors and officers (D&O) insurance market has begun to stabilize following a period of growth. It was worth £199.8m in 2015, down 0.5% from 2014. Rates are softening, with the steepest declines at the larger end of the market due to overcapacity driving competition. On average rates are estimated to be falling by 3–5% per year. However the market is still highly profitable, with the COR expected to lie between 60–80%. Despite rates fal.....

Global Insurance Brokers

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, Published: Sep-2016
Global Insurance Brokers industry profile provides top-line qualitative and quantitative summary information including: market share, market size (value 2011-15, and forecast to 2020). The profile also contains descriptions of the leading players including key financial metrics and analysis of competitive pressures within the market.

Uncovering the Insurance Market in Gibraltar

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, Published: Aug-2016
The Gibraltar-based insurance market services customers across Europe but has a most significant role within the UK insurance space, where a majority of its more than £3bn in business is found. Insurers located in Gibraltar collectively underwrite almost 20% of the UK’s private motor market. While a number of factors have been at play in leading insurers to domicile here, a number of factors – not least the impact of Brexit and the shift to Solve.....

UK Employers’ Liability Insurance: Market Dynamics and Opportunities 2016

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, Published: Aug-2016
The UK employers’ liability insurance market continues to be characterized by overcapacity and unprofitability. While underlying demand for employers’ liability has steadily increased in recent years, premium rates continue to lag behind claims inflation. In the wake of the uncertainties created by the Brexit vote and the government’s personal injury reforms, the market could be in for a turbulent few years.

Customer Segmentation in UK Insurance: Digital Lifestyles

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, Published: Aug-2016
Society is becoming increasingly connected. Technology has allowed us to be online anytime and anywhere, through portable devices such as smart phones and tablets. This means that consumers have instant access to goods, products, and services. Connection is also extending through the Internet of Things, where big data is collected through wearable tech, connected cars, and smart homes. The result is that consumers expect and look for ever-respons.....

UK Private Motor Insurance: Competitor Dynamics

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, Published: Aug-2016
The UK Private Motor Insurance market is a highly competitive market. Insurers are struggling to make their books profitable, as claims continue to prove challenging. The number of insurers active in this market makes it hard to generate rate increases on top of the rise in insurance tax. With more regulation likely, insurers are continually looking at different ways to deliver competitive advantage.

UK Private Motor Insurance: Market Dynamics and Opportunities

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, Published: Jul-2016
The private motor insurance market has grown in GWP following three years of successive decline. This change is primarily a result of premiums rising rapidly over 2015 in addition to a growing motor parc. Insurers raised their premiums in response to the impact falling rates in anticipation of LASPO had on market profitability. Insurers have also had to pass on a 3.5 percentage point IPT rise to 9.5% to customers. COR remained steady at just abov.....

UK Commercial Property Insurance: Market Dynamics and Opportunities

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, Published: Jul-2016
The commercial property insurance sector has endured low premium rates for several years and 2015 has been no different. As a result, the value of the market has experienced little change and gross written premiums (GWP) are forecast to grow at a slow and steady rate. Commercial property insurance is very much a self-serving market, with progress only achieved if it creates opportunities for itself, i.e. more properties to insure. Currently, the .....

UK Commercial Motor Insurance: Market Dynamics and Opportunities

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, Published: Jul-2016

The commercial motor insurance market grew slightly in 2015. This is a result of economic growth which has increased business prosperity and therefore the investment in commercial vehicles to support business expansion. The market remains at a COR of just under 100%; however, this has been strengthened by reserve releases. Without releases the market would be unprofitable, as insurers have been unable to keep rates in line with claims inflatio.....

UK Pet Insurance: Market Dynamics and Opportunities 2016

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, Published: Jul-2016
2015 saw the UK pet insurance market continue to grow, with gross written premiums (GWP) increasing by 6.3% from £853m in 2014 to £910m in 2015. Medical inflation remains the underlying factor driving GWP, with the quality of medical treatments and veterinary procedures influencing cost greatly and sparking inflationary pressure. Product penetration has also grown, with the number of policy subscribers continuing its upward trend from 2012 to rea.....