A 'strategic' decision
How could we quickly increase volume in the UK protection market by 5%? Mick James looks to conversion options as a possible answer.
The protection industry is forever predicting positive change to grow the market. Jonathan Hughes, a reinsurance actuary, assesses the odds of this happening soon.
Did a commission ban in the Netherlands damage the market? Rijn van der Linden says not and draws some parallels with the UK
Adriano de Matteis explores the ZMOT concept and how insurers globally could put it to work.
The burgeoning Quantified Self movement, consisting of those who track what was eaten and expended, vital metabolic statistics and even mood states, is fast taking root throughout the world. Amy Friedman reports.
RGA UK Names Richard Verdin will take up the post of chief marketing officer, UK and Ireland at RGA UK on the first of January.
Psychological techniques can help insurance applicants and claimants give insurers fuller information, according to Philip Graves, one of the world's leading experts in consumer behaviour.
The much-loved tablet device now has a fast-growing role as an all-in-one sales tool for life insurance distributors, especially in Japan. Amy Friedman explains.
A clever marketing campaign in the US has transformed one company's brand and distribution. Jason Hurley explains.
In Asia's ASEAN region, life insurers are looking for ways to reach budget-conscious ‘do-it-yourselfers' of all generations. Peter Tan examines one company's successful cultivation strategy.
This month, Jason Hurley stays close to home in the UK, looking a new, possibly industry-changing, way of branding and distributing insurance.
As Formula 1 season shifts into gear, Chris Boatman assesses the underwriting implications of motorsport.
Nearly half of people in a relationship would struggle with bills early after a death, while the sector takes an average three month to pay out a life policy.
A Japanese insurer is reaping the rewards of embracing the technological revolution, writes Greg Goodfliesh.
The debate around increased transparency on insurance broker commission disclosure, proposed in the Insurance Mediation Directive II draft, is just a storm in a teacup, industry experts have said.
Bangladesh: Smart underwriting, Smart phones, Smart People: Voila!
Child CI cover is a common benefit on critical illness products in the UK. In Ireland, regulations allow insurers to take cover relating to children a step further, as Greg Becker expains.
Takaful insurance is common in most of the Muslim world, but what is its potential in the UK? Greg Becker looks at one of the most developed takaful markets - Malaysia.
For many in the third world, micro-insurance is where their protection purchasing history will start, and maybe this is where many should start in the developed world too? Greg Becker looks to Tanzania.
Insurer growth will not be about products but rather distribution individuality, RGA said at its conference yesterday.
The widening critical illness protection gap will only get worse but there will be no easy answer, reinsurer RGA has said.
Following Morgan Stanley's lead, RGA asked a teenager, Sean Brewer, to conduct research into insurance. The results, with a foreword from Greg Becker, were enlightening
Leaving aside the politics, can private insurance help to solve the problem of looking after the elderly? Jason Hurley puts the case.