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December 13, 2018

10<sup>th</sup> anniversary heralds new brand identity for First Central

10th anniversary heralds new brand identity for First Central

We’re delighted to announce a new brand identity for the business - First Central Insurance & Technology Group.

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December 7, 2018

1<sup>ST</sup> CENTRAL awarded for ‘Excellence in Technology’ at the Insurance Times Awards

1ST CENTRAL awarded for ‘Excellence in Technology’ at the Insurance Times Awards

Our insurance broker 1ST CENTRAL won the ‘Gold’ accolade for ‘Excellence in Technology’ at the Insurance Times Awards.

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October 30, 2018

1<sup>ST</sup> CENTRAL named Insurance Provider of the Year at MoneyAge Awards

1ST CENTRAL named Insurance Provider of the Year at MoneyAge Awards

We’re proud to announce that our UK broker, 1ST CENTRAL, has been named Insurance Provider of the Year at the 2018 MoneyAge Awards for the second year running.

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October 30, 2018

A positive budget for motorists

A positive budget for motorists

Andy James, Chief Commercial Officer, applauds the moves made in this year’s budget to ensure that UK drivers are safer and better off.

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October 16, 2018

 Accelerating towards a fairer future

Accelerating towards a fairer future

Our Chief Claims Officer Jonathan Guy talks to Claims Magazine about the Civil Liability Bill and how insurers will need to pass on the savings to consumers in order to remain competitive. 

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October 5, 2018

How data science and AI are transforming the insurance industry

How data science and AI are transforming the insurance industry

Chief Information Officer, John Davison, shares his views with CIO UK about emerging data science techniques to augment traditional forms of risk assessment.

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October 2, 2018

Myth-busting the dangers of a ‘big data algocracy’

Myth-busting the dangers of a ‘big data algocracy’

John Davison, Chief Information Officer, talks to Data IQ about the myths surrounding the dangers of a 'big data algocracy'.

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September 28, 2018

How big data eliminated segmentation

How big data eliminated segmentation

Chief Underwriting Officer Stuart MacIntyre talks to Insurance Post about how big data has removed the concept of niche insurance and how policyholders will benefit in the long run.

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September 7, 2018

Digital Innovator course to enhance on-island skill set

Digital Innovator course to enhance on-island skill set

Following the success of a pilot course, we’ve teamed up with the Digital Greenhouse to run a Digital Innovator Programme for young people.

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September 3, 2018

Putting the brakes on the Civil Liability Bill

Putting the brakes on the Civil Liability Bill

Jonathan Guy, Chief Claims Officer, shares his views on the Civil Liability Bill with Claims Media.

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August 14, 2018

Tour de Sez riders get ready for the start line

Tour de Sez riders get ready for the start line

The largest Tour de Sez ever is now just a few weeks away with riders making final preparations for the 700 mile charity bike ride.

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July 30, 2018

Why cyber security and software coding quality should be taken more seriously

Why cyber security and software coding quality should be taken more seriously

Simon Walker, Chief Executive Officer, shares his opinion on cyber security and the quality of software coding with SC Magazine.

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July 26, 2018

Why it might be time to apply the brakes on the dream of driverless

Why it might be time to apply the brakes on the dream of driverless

Simon Walker, Chief Executive Officer, talks to City A.M. about the autonomous revolution.

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July 23, 2018

First Central Group EPIC Week makes life-long changes

First Central Group EPIC Week makes life-long changes

Nearly £10,000 has been raised so far from the First Central Group EPIC Week, with almost 300 islanders taking part in the event.

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July 16, 2018

Is the insurance industry ready for the autonomous revolution?

Is the insurance industry ready for the autonomous revolution?

Simon Walker, Chief Executive Officer, shares his views on the autonomous revolution with Insurance Business.

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July 10, 2018

The connected car ‘data explosion’: the challenges and opportunities

The connected car ‘data explosion’: the challenges and opportunities

John Davison, Chief Information Officer, talks to Information Age about the challenges and opportunities of the 'data explosion' from connected cars.

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July 6, 2018

First Central employees take on class of '92

First Central employees take on class of '92

Five of our employees got the opportunity of a lifetime recently...to play football against Manchester United legends Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Gary and Phil Neville and Nicky Butt.

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June 29, 2018

Two thirds of parents plan on taking their families on a trip down memory lane this summer

Two thirds of parents plan on taking their families on a trip down memory lane this summer

Staycations are making a U-turn this summer, according to new research by car insurance provider, 1ST CENTRAL.

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June 6, 2018

Could data lakes hold the key to tackling insurance fraud?

Could data lakes hold the key to tackling insurance fraud?

John Davison, Chief Information Officer, speaks to ITProPortal about the opportunities data lakes can have in improving insurance fraud detection.

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May 31, 2018

Driverless cars: balancing the technologically possible with the socially acceptable

Driverless cars: balancing the technologically possible with the socially acceptable

Simon Walker, Chief Executive Officer, looks at the development of autonomous vehicles and how safety shouldn't be overtaken by innovation.

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