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Steph McGovern and an expert panel discuss major global business trends, their impacts on the insurance industry and the challenges they pose to insurance brokers. At a time when business and technology are constantly changing, which fundamental worldwide shifts will have the greatest impact on businesses, and entire industries? What risks do we need to mitigate against, and which changes offer the most exciting opportunities? A podcast series by Allianz Insurance. Want to find out more abou ...
 
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In today's daily round-up of export, trade and commodity finance news, TXF's Max Thompson covers the latest stories and trends across the market: KfW IPEX-Bank, together with Swedish Export Credit Corporation, has agreed ECA-backed financing for the construction of 1,000 drinking water boreholes with solar pumps in the Ivory Coast Argentina's Pampa…
 
In today's daily round-up of export, trade and commodity finance news, TXF's Max Thompson covers the latest stories and trends across the market: KfW IPEX-Bank, together with Swedish Export Credit Corporation, has agreed ECA-backed financing for the construction of 1,000 drinking water boreholes with solar pumps in the Ivory Coast Argentina's Pampa…
 
In today's daily round-up of export, trade and commodity finance news, TXF's Max Thompson covers the latest stories and trends across the market: The Indian government’s export credit provider - Export Credit Guarantee Corporation (ECGC) - has introduced a new enhanced insurance scheme to cover up to 90% of export credit risk for small exporters un…
 
Allianz’s 2022 Risk Barometer ranked cyber-security the number one threat to businesses in the near future. Attack can vary from bringing down entire computer networks to large data breaches. However, cyber crime doesn’t discriminate depending on the size of the company - it can impact all sizes, from one person operators to large companies. There …
 
In today's daily round-up of export, trade and commodity finance news, TXF's Max Thompson covers the latest stories and trends across the market: The UK has signed its first state-level trade and economic development MoU with Indiana in the US The National Bank for Financing Infrastructure and Development, one of the key initiatives of the Indian g…
 
How can the insurance industry make the process of making a claim less stressful for policy holders? The podcast looks at how to make the claims process easier and simpler, how some subtle changes to the claims process are better for the environment, and what increasing inflation means. Listen to find out what this means for brokers and the broader…
 
In today's daily round-up of export, trade and commodity finance news, TXF's Max Thompson covers the latest stories and trends across the market: IFC is making a $10 million investment in the form of preferred equity in Vatia, a Colombian electricity retailer and aggregator, to improve access to cleaner energy, contributing to the country's climate…
 
In today's daily round-up of export, trade and commodity finance news, TXF's Max Thompson covers the latest stories and trends across the market: A top Credit Suisse Group investor is supporting a proposal for a special audit over the collapse of a group of supply chain finance funds the bank ran with now-defunct Greensill Capital IFC has signed an…
 
In today's daily round-up of export, trade and commodity finance news, TXF's Max Thompson covers the latest stories and trends across the market: EBRD is supporting Turkey’s transition to an environmentally sustainable, low-carbon and climate-resilient economy through new Green Economy Financing Facility in the country Glencore, the world's largest…
 
In today's daily round-up of export, trade and commodity finance news, TXF's Max Thompson covers the latest stories and trends across the market: The UK Government has released a policy paper that sets out its strategy for greater energy independence Singapore-based Wilmar International has signed a three-year $100 million sustainability-linked loa…
 
In today's daily round-up of export, trade and commodity finance news, TXF's Max Thompson covers the latest stories and trends across the market: Companies linked to insolvent British financier Lex Greensill obtained insurance fraudulently, insurer Tokio Marine said, adding it did not plan to pay out on the policies and would "vigorously defend" it…
 
In today's daily round-up of export, trade and commodity finance news, TXF's Max Thompson covers the latest stories and trends across the market: Euler Hermes has changed its name to Allianz Trade The ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development has signed a $100 million commercial credit line with India Exim Bank The AfDB is aiming to raise $1 billi…
 
Steph McGovern chats with Steve Kelly from Allianz, Daniel Grosvenor from Deloitte and Kris Timmermans, European Renewables Lead from Accenture, to discuss the opportunities that the transition to renewable energy may bring and what is currently holding it back. How is the insurance industry helping and how is it likely to be affected? See omnystud…
 
The way our buildings are constructed has come a long way in recent years, and is still changing and improving. New methods significantly reduce the impact of construction on the environment and also cost less – but being so new, how do they compare with the methods that have been around for hundreds of years? And what impact could this have on the…
 
Our 2021 ‘BIBA Special’ episode of the series, with the virtual conference taking place on the 12th and 13th May. Steph is joined by four of our Allianz senior board members to discuss some of the key topics which are to be covered at the BIBA 2021 conference, with a focus on building resilience, together. The topics include the future of insurance…
 
Underinsurance isn’t a new concept and has always been an issue for insurers, brokers and businesses of all sizes. But given the events of the last year – namely the pandemic and Brexit - businesses might be facing more underinsurance than ever before. Businesses have had to adapt their businesses; with their employees working from home or changing…
 
Recently, open banking has enabled authorised third parties to access the financial data of individuals and businesses, to provide recommendations on products and services. The FCA is now looking at how this data sharing could help sell other financial products such as insurance. This is known as open finance. But what impact could this have on the…
 
‘Emobility’ is a concept referring to electrified power in all types of vehicles – from electric cars, to scooters and e-bikes. Emobility already exists today in many forms and is continuing to grow, and it’s predicted that electric vehicles will become common transport on our roads across UK by 2030. But what will be the impact of this for brokers…
 
In the last year, ‘resilience’ has become a buzzword, as businesses are faced with the uncertainty caused by external factors more than ever; the pandemic, economic downturn, natural disasters or the potential of other threats like cybercrime. Steph McGovern explores business resilience and its impact on the insurance industry with: Stephanie Smith…
 
We use smart technology every day without really thinking about it – from watches to speakers, mobile phones to doorbells. Technology like this on a much larger scale is having a significant impact on industry, representing the fourth revolution in manufacturing. Steph McGovern explores smart industry and its impact in the insurance industry with: …
 
5G will mean faster download and upload speeds. But this isn’t just good news for uploading content to Instagram. It has the potential to be an indispensable technology for business. There are suggestions that by 2035, 5G will enable $12.3 trillion of global economic output and support 22 million jobs worldwide. It could enable the health service t…
 
Three of our Allianz senior board members join us to discuss the future of insurance, in light of the recent Covid-19 global pandemic. How will it impact the insurance industry, brokers and SMEs in the next years and decades to come? Joining us for this discussion are: Simon McGinn, General Manager, Neil Clutterbuck, Chief Underwriting Officer Grah…
 
Sustainable Claims is a crucial element of Allianz’s business and combines protecting customers while aiming to meet environmental commitments. It means that physical damage resulting in a claim could be fixed using recycled or sustainable products. But it’s about much more than parts. Discussing the future of sustainable claims, our new host - Ste…
 
February 2020 was the wettest on record for England according to Met Office Statistics. The UK was hit by two storms; Denis and Ciara in subsequent weekends causing storm damage to hundreds of homes and businesses across the country. By contrast, the summer of 2019 saw the UK’s highest ever temperature recorded. A high of 38.7 was measured in Cambr…
 
This year, Cyber Crime took the top spot on the Allianz Risk Barometer for the first time on its own. Businesses are facing a number of challenges such as larger and higher cost data breaches, more ransomware incidents and the increasing prospect of litigation after an event. But have the risks changed since we last looked at this subject and has t…
 
There is plenty of excitement around Blockchain, but could it transform the global insurance industry? It’s also widely acknowledged that many businesses are only just starting to get to grips with what is possible. Nick Hewer discusses blockchain with Adam Rates, Head of Strategy and Architecture at Allianz, Michael Cook, UK Insurance Blockchain L…
 
More than half of all humans globally live and work in cities and urbanised areas, with this set to increase to 68% by 2050. Taking population growth into account, the United Nations estimates that this could mean another 2.5 billion people will be living in the world’s cities. So cities are becoming smarter. Risks will change. Old risks such as of…
 
Smart devices – connected through the Internet of Things, talking to each other, and harvesting data in real time – are on the rise. By 2020, more than half of major new business processes and systems will incorporate some element of the Internet of Things. It has the potential to completely redefine the traditional insurance business model, shifti…
 
Insurers have always gathered data to understand the nature of the risks they insure against. However, with such unprecedented volumes of data from new sources now available, and rapid advances in technology, it can be stored and analysed much more quickly than in the past. So what tangible changes will this bring for customers and brokers alike? N…
 
Three of our Allianz experts from across the business join us today to discuss how sustainability will affect the insurance industry and businesses and what can be done. We look at some of the key areas sustainability and climate change are having an impact on in the insurance and business sector right now and in the importantly, in the future. We …
 
The working week no longer means Monday to Friday, 9 to 5. Home working and the gig economy are changing the workplace, and according to figures published by the ONS in February 2019, the number of self-employed people in the UK increased from 3.3 million people in 2001 to 4.8 million in 2017 – that’s just over 15% of the workforce. So in this era …
 
Business Interruption, both damage and non-damage, can have catastrophic consequences ,yet research shows that only 1 in 3 UK business have sufficient cover. Nick Hewer's panel discuss the changes to BI insurance in recent years, and how brokers can offer customers more comprehensive advice on the subject. Joining Nick are: Donna Smith – Former Und…
 
Nick Hewer welcomes three of our Allianz senior board members - Simon McGinn, General Manager, Neil Clutterbuck, Chief Underwriting Officer and Graham Gibson, Chief Claims Officer. This round table discussion explores key trends and topics which are to be covered at the BIBA 2019 conference such as Cyber and Mental Health in the Workplace. See acas…
 
Robotics are revolutionising many parts of the business world, including the insurance industry. Advocates for the technology promise that it will be a positive influence for a workforce, increasing productivity and freeing up people for more beneficial roles. But in reality, is this true? And how will it affect insurance in the future? Nick Hewer …
 
In 2016, insurers detected 125,000 dishonest insurance claims valued at 1.3 billion pounds - according to the Association of British Insurers. But the insurance industry is fighting back. Earlier this year, Allianz announced they’d made record savings of nearly 63 million pounds in their battle against insurance fraud. So what tricks are fraudsters…
 
Technology has revolutionised the business world, from the way an organisation interacts with customers or clients to the way they store and read data. According to Allianz, by 2020 the data universe will reach 40 zettabytes – that’s the equivalent of every person in the world filling ten 64GB smart phones with data The research also suggests cyber…
 
A recent report estimates there will be more than 76,000 drones in use across UK skies by 2030, with nearly 630,000 people working in the drone economy, adding £42 billion to UK GDP. They’re already being used in many sectors including farming, the emergency services and the insurance industry. But their relatively low cost also means they are affo…
 
Technology has really shaken up the customer experience. Products and services are available around the clock at the touch of a button, and customers are interacting with companies through chatbots on their smartphones. So what does this mean for customer expectations, how are they changing? And what opportunities and risks does this present for th…
 
Brexit is only months away, so what will it mean for the UK insurance industry? What tangible effects has the referendum decision already had? What impacts and risks should UK businesses and insurance brokers already be planning contingencies for? Which possible opportunities should we be poised to take advantage of? NIck Hewer hosts an in-depth di…
 
Political shifts across the world are more significant than at any time since the end of the Cold War. What will Donald Trump’s aggressive and isolationist rhetoric actually mean in the long term? Does the prospect of China being forced to open its markets present big opportunities? And does the recent disintegration of our relationship with Russia…
 
Artificial Intelligence (AI) already touches numerous aspects of our lives, from smart metering in our homes, to voice activation on smart phones. A recent report suggested that AI could contribute up to $15.7 trillion to the global economy in 2030. So, how will it change our world? Will the the insurance industry and insurance brokers find their b…
 
Self-driving cars may seem like something from science fiction, but they could be in circulation in as little as three years’ time. What will our towns and cities look like in the next few decades and what are the risks and benefits these vehicles could bring for business, and for all of us? When it comes to insurance, how will this impact insuranc…
 
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