UK market News

IGI Appoints Jabsheh as Executive Director, IGI UK, in Expanded Company Role

International General Insurance Holdings Ltd. (IGI), the specialist commercial insurer and reinsurer, has announced the appointment of Waleed Jabsheh as executive director of IGI UK as part of the company’s plans to grow in new and existing markets. Jabsheh will …

Gallagher Appoints Bluefin’s Hogg to Lead Scottish Operations

Arthur J. Gallagher announced that Kenny Hogg has been appointed regional managing director (RMD) for Scotland and will join the business with effect Aug. 29, 2017. The current RMD for Scotland, Paul Kerry, will remain with the business in his …

UK Financial Services Sector Seeking ‘Ambitious’ Brexit Trade Agreement

The UK’s financial sector is seeking an “ambitious” trade pact between Britain and the European Union to try to prevent a costly shift of jobs and business to the continent once the country leaves the bloc, according to a draft …

Global Insurance M&A in H1 Drops to Lowest Point in 2 Years: Clyde & Co.

The volume of completed mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the global insurance industry continued dropping during the first six months of 2017 to 170 deals, compared to 186 deals reported for the second half of 2016, according to Clyde & …

Fired Chairman of UK’s AA Plc Has ‘Mental-Health Issue,’ Says Son

Bob Mackenzie, the AA Plc executive chairman dismissed Tuesday for “gross misconduct,” is suffering from a mental-health issue, his son said in a statement. “My father tendered his resignation this morning and resigned his directorships due to acute ill health, …

UK’s AA Plc Fires Executive Chairman Mackenzie for `Gross Misconduct’

The AA Plc removed executive chairman and director Bob Mackenzie from the company with immediate effect for “gross misconduct.” John Leach will replace Mackenzie as chairman, the firm said in a statement on Tuesday. Simon Breakwell, who joined the AA …

Allianz, Insurtech Startup Flock to Launch Pay-As-You-Fly Drone Cover in UK

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) has partnered with insurtech startup Flock to launch on-demand drone insurance in the UK market through a mobile app for commercial and recreational users. To be available in the UK market later this year, …

UK Regulator to Extend Senior Manager Conduct Rules to All Finance Firms

UK regulators set out plans for ensuring senior staff of financial-services firms can be held to account for misconduct on their watch, extending rules already in place for banks to almost all firms. The Senior Managers and Certification Regime is …

UK Faces Future of Record-Breaking Wet Winters, Floods: New Climate Models

Britain faces a future of record-breaking wet winters, potentially leading to more of the widespread flooding seen in recent years, according to new modeling that incorporates changing climate patterns. England and Wales now have a 34 percent chance of record …

Brexit Deal Must Protect Insurance Sector’s Benefits to UK Economy: ABI

The insurance and long-term savings sector is one of the UK’s most productive industries, adding more than £40 billion (US$51.5 billion) a year to the economy and helping Britain thrive, according to a study commissioned by the Association of British …