Articles by Carolyn Cohn

Insurers Hope Insurtech Will ‘Nudge’ Customers to Less Risky Behaviors

Insurers are counting on real-time technology to help them cut back payouts, from a system warning ships of nearby pirates to an app offering to buy sleepy drivers a coffee on the motorway. The lure of products promising to save …

Britain to Lose Out on 10,000 Finance Jobs in First Wave of Brexit Reaction: Reuters Survey

Around 10,000 finance jobs will be shifted out of Britain or created overseas in the next few years if the UK is denied access to Europe’s single market, according to a Reuters survey of firms employing the bulk of workers …

Pre-Monte Carlo Outlook: Reinsurance Rates to Drop Up to 7.5% Despite Harvey

Global reinsurance rates are likely to fall by up to 7.5 percent at Jan 2018 renewals due to strong competition, despite the impact of Hurricane Harvey, ratings agencies said on Tuesday. Reinsurers, which help insurers shoulder the burden of large …

UK Insurers Face Looming Brexit Deadline to Move Contracts with EU Clients

Insurers in Britain face crunchtime within weeks if the government and the European Union do not allow millions of cross-border policies to continue to run undisturbed beyond Brexit. While Britain is not due to leave the bloc until March 2019, …

Banks Seek More Insurance Protection Against Cyber Attacks, Rogue Traders

Banks are increasingly turning to insurance to protect their capital from “operational risks” like cyber attacks and rogue traders, and insurers say they can help safeguard lenders by providing an extra layer of expertise. After a spate of expensive court …

UK’s Aviva Reports 11% Rise in H1 Operating Profit to $1.94 Billion

British insurer Aviva reported an 11 percent rise in first-half operating profits to 1.47 billion pounds ($1.94 billion) on Thursday, boosted by its general insurance and fund management units and sending its share price higher. Analysts in a company-supplied poll …

Existing EU Contracts Must Be ‘Grandfathered’ After Brexit to Avoid Complexity: Lloyd’s CEO Beale

Existing European Union insurance policies should stay in place after Britain leaves the bloc because the process of dividing them into British and EU contracts would be too complex, Lloyd’s of London Chief Executive Inga Beale said. The Lloyd’s of …

British Insurer Aviva to Launch Small Business Cyber Product

British insurer Aviva plans to launch a new product to cover small and medium-sized businesses against cyber attacks later this year as part of an expansion of its specialist insurance division, its chief executive for UK insurance said. Aviva, which …

Insurers Adapt Terrorism Policies with Loss of Attraction, Violent Acts, Other Coverages

The changing nature of attacks in Western cities has led insurers to offer new policies, from straightforward cover for business lost due to police cordons to more risky compensation for declines in tourism. Terrorism insurance policies were developed after the …

Firms Turn to Kidnap Insurance Policies to Cover Ransomware Losses

Companies without cyber insurance are dusting off policies covering kidnap, ransom and extortion in the world’s political hotspots to recoup losses caused by ransomware viruses such as “WannaCry,” insurers say. Cyber insurance can be expensive to buy and is not …