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PwC Develops Blockchain Prototype for London Market Claims

PwC has created a working blockchain prototype for the London Market’s Target Operating Model (TOM) Innovation Exchange, which demonstrates how the technology can support claims bordereau management processes, the company said. Completed over a six-week period, PwC said, the proof …

PwC’s Oscars Screw-Up Could Risk Defense at MF Global Malpractice Trial

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP’s epic screw-up at the Oscars could carry a high cost if jurors arrive at a malpractice trial next week suspecting the global accounting firm is error-prone. Until a PwC accountant handed Warren Beatty the wrong envelope for the …

Singapore Tightens Rules for Sharing Economy that Could Disrupt Asia Ambitions

Singapore, a keen early adopter of the sharing economy, has fired a warning shot across the bow of Airbnb and Uber with tighter rules that could shake up their business models and growth ambitions in Asia. The rules, some say, …

Insurance CEOs More Concerned Than Others About Disrupters: PwC

Insurance CEOs are more concerned than leaders in other industries about combined disruptive threats to their revenue growth prospects, according to findings from the 20th annual “PwC Global CEO Survey.” PwC polled 95 insurance CEOs from 39 countries, who expect …

PwC Appoints Delbridge as London Market Insurance leader

Paul Delbridge has taken on the role of London market insurance leader at PwC. Delbridge is a partner with 30 years’ experience at the firm, including three years in New York, almost all of which has been spent in the …

PwC Names Bichard as UK Insurance Leader, Succeeding Howe

PwC has appointed Jim Bichard to lead its 1,000-person strong UK insurance practice. Bichard succeeds Jonathan Howe, who has led the practice since 2013. Bichard, who has led PwC’s London Market and Broking team since April 2013, has been with …

U.K. Financial Firms Paid $91B in Annual Tax: City of London Report

Financial companies in the U.K. paid 71.4 billion pounds ($91 billion) in tax in the latest fiscal year, 7.4 percent more than a year earlier, driven by an increase in the levy on banks’ balance sheets, a report from the …

UK Financial Sector’s Optimism Plunges in Wake of Brexit Vote

Optimism about the outlook for Britain’s financial services sector is at its lowest point since the financial crisis, a survey of finance firms showed on Monday. The latest survey of 115 financial services firms by business lobby CBI [Confederation of …

Low Prices Ultimately Could Bite London Market Insurers: A.M. Best, PwC Reports

The business outlook for the London insurance market is a familiar one across other global markets: underwriting profits are under pressure as ongoing soft market prices begin to take a toll. In separate reports on the London market, both A.M. …

Kenyan Insurers Face New Capital Rules Which Could Lead to Market Shakeout

A push by Kenyan regulators to clean up the East African country’s insurance industry is poised to trigger stake sales or exits by underwriters unable to meet the new capital requirements, according to an industry group. Most companies missed a …