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    Backchat January/February 2024

    2024-02-07T09:30:00Z

    Reality TV shows, new appointments, indie music guitarists and insurtech competitions, what has the insurance industry been up to of late? You heard it here first…

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    Backchat: Changes in insurtech startup environment as technology evolves

    2024-01-30T14:00:00Z

    ’We have noticed the changes over time,’ says partner

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    Backchat: Zurich buzzing after housing 100,000 honeybees

    2023-12-22T09:00:00Z

    ’Wild bee populations are declining due to habitat loss and climate change – this year has been particularly challenging for them,’ says head of workplace services 

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    Backchat: December 2023

    2023-12-21T10:00:00Z

    Ever wondered what Santa is insured for? December 2023’s backchat includes dancing directors, more insurance related published books and an early Christmas present, you heard it here first…

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    Backchat: Genasys born Tour de Insurtech ‘started with a tweet’

    2023-12-21T09:30:00Z

    ’What makes Tour de Insurtech unique, in my view, is that it’s a completely agenda free networking event,’ says group chief executive 

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    Backchat: Moonrock boss contributes drone knowledge to insurance law textbook

    2023-12-20T09:30:00Z

    ’There’s clearly going to be an ongoing requirement for texts like this as the industry evolves so quickly,” says managing director

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    Backchat: Santa gets jolly well insured by Lloyd’s of London

    2023-12-18T08:50:00Z

    Parcel piracy is an ‘interesting risk’ for Santa, but it’s ’not the biggest’, says Insurance Museum trustee

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    Backchat: Donna Scully dance off with Alex Horne at IT Awards raises significant sum

    2023-12-15T09:30:00Z

    The director of Carpenters Group has been doing this fundraising as ’there is nothing in Birkhead over the weekend for people struggling’

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    Backchat November 2023

    2023-11-15T10:29:00Z

    Fire claims, insurtech authors, fifth birthdays and honeybees, what has the insurance industry been up to of late? You heard it here first…

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    Backchat: Chief executive achieves personal goal with announcement of new book

    2023-11-13T09:59:00Z

    ’My aspiration with this book is to lay a strong foundation for a deeper understanding of insurtech,’ says chief executive 

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    Backchat: October 2023

    2023-10-09T08:30:00Z

    Music making claims managers, parametric job moves, a canine chief of staff and how one insurtech is saving the planet by cycling, what has the insurance industry been up to of late? You heard it here first…

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    Backchat: September 2023

    2023-09-08T18:26:00Z

    From film premieres, broker podcasts, birthdays and encounters with TV broadcast journalists, what has the insurance industry been up to of late? You heard it here first…

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    Backchat: July/August 2023

    2023-07-17T10:02:00Z

    Throwback 80s and 90s insurance singing boy bands, awards, Formula 1 and a former professional footballer, what has the insurance industry been up to of late? You heard it here first…

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    Backchat June 2023

    2023-06-12T09:18:00Z

    Insurance claims, superhero cycle rides, SMEs and who is the newest (and youngest) member of Insurance Times? You heard it here first…

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    Backchat May 2023

    2023-05-09T10:31:00Z

    The Titanic sinking giving rise to regulatory changes, remembering fallen soldiers, fund raising and high flying client executives at high net worth brokers, what has the insurance industry been up to of late? You heard it here first….

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    Backchat April 2023

    2023-04-11T10:36:00Z

    Blanc speaks about misogyny on BBC Radio Four’s Desert Island Discs, a managing director runs a marathon and one Insurance Times journalist is in a play. You heard it here first…

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    Backchat March 2023

    2023-03-13T09:56:00Z

    Insurance Times shares the best industry anecdotes from the last month, delving into the world of obscure high net worth art. What has the insurance industry been up to of late? You heard it here first…

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    Backchat January-February 2023

    2023-02-06T11:17:00Z

    The Riddler, coffee houses and wellbeing initiatives. What has the insurance industry been up to of late? You heard it here first…

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    Backchat December 2022

    2022-12-16T09:53:00Z

    A cello meets an untimely death, rivalries revealed over virtual snowballs, a broking superhero duo and a dance off at the Insurance Times Awards. What has the insurance industry been up to? You heard it here first…

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    Backchat November 2022

    2022-11-08T10:34:00Z

    Editorial’s croquet skills, a passion for ballroom dancing and dressing up for charity. What has the insurance industry been up to of late? You heard it here first…