Ethics and Insurance

I help insurers achieve greater certainty on ethical issues, both present and emerging. I have a reputation for foresight, pragmatism and independent thinking, particularly around data ethics. You can keep in touch with my analysis through my free fortnightly ‘Ethics and Insurance’ newsletter.
Ethics and Insurance
What I do

Insight

I keep insurers informed about ethical developments, allowing them to understand complex issues and the options open to them. My analysis delivers an extra level of understanding from an independent perspective.
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Critical Friend

Insurers face a range of ethical challenges at the moment – I’ve been tracking them for several years. My role as a critical friend helps them to reality check their thinking and turn a situation into a plan.
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Horizon Scanning

I’ve been an influential figure in analysing the implications of digital insurance for several years now. Through workshops and research, my ethics radar highlights the problems and opportunities to look out for.
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Revolutionising Fairness to Enable Digital Insurance public
Fairness 4 min read

Revolutionising Fairness to Enable Digital Insurance

The digital transformation of insurance will stall unless the “dominant theme of 21st century financial services” is resolved first. That ‘dominant theme’ is fairness. If fairness isn’t addressed, digital investment will be questioned as public confidence in what they experience diminishes.…
Duncan Minty
Duncan Minty
The Challenges that Regulators are Facing with Technology public
Regulation 3 min read

The Challenges that Regulators are Facing with Technology

A recent Financial Stability Institute report looks at how insurance regulators are using digital technologies to aid their work. SupTech has the capacity to revolutionise the regulation of ethical conduct in the sector. So what progress has been made, and what does this signal to the market?…
Duncan Minty
Duncan Minty
Data used to back Discrimination Claim against US Insurer public
4 min read

Data used to back Discrimination Claim against US Insurer

A lawsuit recently filed in a US court shows how consumers are using data to support legal cases of discrimination against insurers in claims and counter fraud. One aim of the plaintiff is to achieve class-action status, so widening its impact considerably. The implications would be significant.…
Duncan Minty
Duncan Minty
The Three Most Read Articles of 2022 public
Trust 3 min read

The Three Most Read Articles of 2022

With so much happening in insurance at the moment, and with plenty on the horizon, it’s interesting to see which articles were the most read during 2022. The top three show insurance people weighing up some of the significant implications of the digital transformation of insurance.…
Duncan Minty
Duncan Minty
The Big Ethical Challenge for Insurers in 2023 public
Leadership on Ethics 5 min read

The Big Ethical Challenge for Insurers in 2023

In recent years, the debate about data, ethics and insurance has become more and more mainstream. This has led to questions being asked, evidence called for and resources allocated to handle them. The expectations this generates are producing the big ethical challenge for insurers in 2023.…
Duncan Minty
Duncan Minty
Are Politicians Ready for Wind Re? public
Underwriting 4 min read

Are Politicians Ready for Wind Re?

The development by insurers of individualised flood underwriting capabilities lead to negotiations with UK politicians and civil society for a fairer arrangement. The result was Flood Re. Now insurers are developing similar underwriting capabilities for wind risk. What does this point to?…
Duncan Minty
Duncan Minty
How Consumers Balance Behavioural Insurance with Autonomy public
Autonomy 5 min read

How Consumers Balance Behavioural Insurance with Autonomy

How do consumers balance the data tracking inherent in behavioural life and health policies, with concerns about autonomy? Recent research has looked at what consumers say and do in relation to devices such as smart watches. I explore what this tells insurers about the design of such policies.…
Duncan Minty
Duncan Minty
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