BIBA 2019

Paul Tombs Head of SME Zurich UK- Post BIBA Blog

22 May 2019

The two days we spend with Brokers at BIBA are invaluable every year, but especially for us in 2019 when we have made so many positive steps forward with our new SME proposition.

The focus this year has been taking action and delivering on the feedback we’ve had from Brokers on our products, the platforms we use and how we trade.

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A postcard from BIBA 2019 - The sun was shining over Manchester

20 May 2019

Manchester is known for its rain, but when the insuring broking community descends on the city every year for the BIBA Conference, the sun always seems to shine. And this year was no different. It was blue skies over Manchester Central.

The pleasant spring weather seemed a fitting backdrop to complement this year’s positive conference theme ‘Leading the way’.

Posted by Mark Wooldridge |
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The changing Inherent Defects Insurance market

13 May 2019

Inherent Defects Insurance (IDI), also known as Latent Defects, has been written in the UK insurance market for more than 35 years and is fast becoming a vital component in any construction project. Matthew Gosling, Senior Underwriter, Construction and Engineering at International General Insurance (IGI), explains how changing market appetites, the exposed dangers of using unrated insurers, and a push from the UK government and mortgage lenders to raise standards in the construction market, has seen an increased demand for IDI policies.

Posted by Matthew Gosling | IGI
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How can insurance brokers stay on top of new technologies?

13 May 2019

Everybody is talking about insurtech. It is the buzzword on everyone’s lips.

But how do you workout what is useful and what is pie in the sky?

UK brokers know they need to adopt new technology in order to survive and thrive.

It may seem like there is a myriad of different kinds of technology that we all have to learn about, but in my mind, it is not so complicated and can be broken down into roughly three areas that are important for the broker market.

Posted by Peter Clarke |
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6 tips for social media success at BIBA 2019

13 May 2019

Ahead of BIBA 2019, Stephanie Davies – Social Media Executive at DAS UK – takes a look at how social media can be used to make an impression and maximise value from the biggest insurance broker event of the year…

As we all know, the BIBA conference returns to Manchester next week. It’s the biggest broker bash of the year, and a key event in the insurance sales and marketing calendar, so it’s guaranteed to be a busy time. At least, it should be.

Posted by Stephanie Davies | DAS
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Terrorism insurance and the evolving threats

13 May 2019

Acts of terrorism are rarely out of the news, serving as a stark reminder that political violence remains a persistent and significant threat to businesses, governments and individuals. Craig Curtiss, Class Underwriter for International General Insurance (IGI)’s Political Violence division explains how his team are adapting to the evolving nature of terrorism risks.

What does the risk landscape look like today?

Posted by Craig Curtiss | IGI
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BIBA 2019 - Always Leading

09 May 2019

I guess you could call any period a “time of change” but we do appear to be going through the most rapidly shifting and unpredictable periods in living memory  – and at times like these it’s relatively easy for a good broker to demonstrate the expertise, the support and the peace of mind they bring to their clients.

Posted by Nick Hobbs | Allianz
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BIBA 2019 - A peony for my thoughts!

07 May 2019

May brings together two of the most interesting events in my calendar year – BIBA and the Chelsea flower show.

I always get excited about BIBA as it brings together so many industry friends and colleagues, along with promising opportunities for schemes growth – my area of insurance. Being a keen gardener, I have equally high expectations for the Chelsea flower show. Crazy as it sounds, there are actually many more similarities between insurance the two events than you might think!

Posted by Nicki Crabb | Covea Insurance
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