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Risk in Context Blog

Timely blogs from our risk and insurance experts on the issues and trends that affect your business – and your bottom line.


UK Commercial Crime Insurance Market Update

Posted by Eleni Petros 30 January 2019

With traditional employee theft and social engineering affecting more companies, robust internal systems and controls are more important than ever. Marsh’s latest UK commercial crime insurance market update goes into more detail

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Be Prepared: Tougher Trading Conditions are Leading to a Rise in Trade Credit Claims

Posted by Eddie Feather 07 January 2019

The UK trading environment is becoming tougher and as a result, Marsh UK has seen a sharp rise in the number of trade credit insurance claims this year.

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Two Steps to Improve the Insurance Claims Process

Posted by Mike Russell 13 November 2018

Insurance buyers deserve certainty regarding policy performance at critical times. Such a situation is bad for clients, the overall business community, and the insurance industry. But there are approaches that can facilitate better claims outcomes.

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Related to: Claims

Synthetic Warranty & Indemnity (W&I) Insurance – Five Key Points of Advice

Posted by Rupert Newman 24 October 2018

Marsh offers key points of advice if you are considering structuring a transaction utilising a synthetic W&I insurance policy.

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Packaging, Plastics and Understanding Your Liability

Posted by David Tate 24 October 2018

Packaging, Plastics and Understanding Your Liability highlights the product contamination and reputational risks companies may face and why it is important to have assessed your crisis management preparedness to ensure a robust crisis response.

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Related to: Retail & Wholesale

Parametric Solutions for Insurance Programme Design

Posted by Steve Harry 18 September 2018

Could the use of an unambiguous, objective policy trigger and a pre-determined scale of payment solve the issues of insurance contracts slow pay outs on complex claims, and more? Welcome to the world of parametrics.

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Related to: Analytics

Operational Resilience: Protecting Your Business

Posted by James Crask 05 September 2018

The Bank of England’s recent discussion paper on operational resilience explores a new approach to the topic and provides insights into how the regulator’s view on resilience is evolving. It builds on the 2018 Financial Stability Report to position operational resilience as a significant pillar of the Bank’s approach to maintaining stability in the sector.

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Related to: Marsh Risk Consulting

3 Questions for Better Supply Chain Cybersecurity

Posted by Kevin Richards 05 September 2018

Companies concerned about cybersecurity risks within their supply chains should conduct deeper assessments of their current vendor relationships.

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No-Deal Brexit: Stockpiling Concerns

Posted by Adam Forrester 31 August 2018

Are you and your customers stockpiling goods ahead of a potential no-deal Brexit? We explore the credit insurance implications.  

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Related to: Trade Credit , Trade Credit

Top tips on getting ‘insurance ready’ for an ICO

Posted by Liam Fitzpatrick 02 August 2018

Marsh urges companies to consider their insurance requirements for an ICO as insurers gain expertise in the area and an appetite for this risk.

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