ICSR: a Backbone to UK’s Commercial Insurance Distribution : Ken Research


Commercial insurance in UK is a very competitive market and the distribution of insurance products continues to change and fluctuate.  The SME (Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises) market is driving the change in the General Insurance industry analysis UK with direct purchase from provider. The SMEs require a more simplistic and efficient insurance coverage. The SME’s have differing purchasing behaviors compared to larger corporate businesses, and majorly focus on the role and strategies of brokers within product distribution. Commercial insurance focuses on the challenges and the impact of technology on consumer channel preferences, before concluding with a distribution forecast for the future years. UK’s commercial insurance market is dominated with brokers who participate in the distribution of commercial insurance. Brokers of all capacities are very keen to improve their online schemes to provide a better level of customer service. Majority of the SME’s face a problem with under insurance.  The reasons for missing the adequate insurance cover are due to the citing price and a general lack of knowledge or product awareness.

Implement Compliance Solutions & Resources was established to help businesses cope with the changing regulations and consumer requirements. ICSR is offering a lot of compliance focused advisory services to help insurance groups prepare for the new Europe-wide directives and including the Insurance Distribution Directive along with other changes. ICSR is focused on areas of compliance related fields, from governance such as corporate governance, compliance, legal, risk, audit (regulatory engagements and interventions), preparing businesses for new consultation papers, thematic reviews, appointment of a skilled person or other intervention. ICSR offers services in terms of pure advisory, advisory and implementation, or through internal support mechanism.

According to the research report “UK Commercial Insurance Distribution 2017”, accommodating the rules on tax, relationships, safety, along with various EU directives, is a daunting task for commercial businesses. UK rules are often not easy to overlook, with risks from non-compliance potentially leading to fines, cases, an or criminal investigations. The UK government has cracked-down on tax evasion, environmental regulation violations and cyber-security lapses changes stemming from Brexit. The new rules for UK Commercial Insurance Industry future Outlook are applied to both already established and new businesses that will face a lot of risks involving potential litigation.

The leading competitors in the commercial insurance market are AXA, Direct Line, Hiscox, NFU Mutual, Aviva, Allianz, Simply Business, Towergate, Confused.com, Comparethemarket.com, Moneysupermarket.com, Gocompare.com, Barclays, Lloyds Bank, Arthur J. Gallagher, JLT, Marsh, Aon, Willis, AA, Saga, Thistle Insurance Services, Tower Watson, Jelf, Insurance Times, Willis Tower Watson, and Giles.

Large and small business insurance in UK offer quotes and cover for every type of commercial risk and enterprise irrespective of value, size or number of employees. UK Real Estate industry analysis are connected to qualified and regulated commercial insurance experts and specialist business insurance staff who provide best service. Few types of commercial insurance are compulsory as per UK laws. An increasing demand for consulting firms in UK, the commercial insurance is facing a lot of challenges related to advisory services focusing on assisting organisations in transformation brought about by acquisitions and corporate restructurings, changes in law or regulation or interpretation. With the introduction of technology, new distribution strategies and revolutionize UK Commercial Insurance Distribution, the market is sure to witness a positive growth over the coming years.

Figure: UK Insurance Industry, Segmentation

UK commercial insurance industry competition

Source: Association of British Insurers, IFSL

The insurance industry in UK is the third largest in the world with over three lakh employees accounting for one-third of the entire financial services jobs in the country. Commercial insurance in UK is commonly known as property insurances that covers damages to the business property. UK has 772 authorized insurance companies

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