Actress Kristen Johnston says there's "no greater hell" than struggling with addiction. The "Mom" star, who has been sober for 14 years, spoke about her addiction to alcohol and pills on Elizabeth Vargas's "Heart of the Matter" podcast.
Actress Kristen Johnston says there's "no greater hell" than struggling with addiction. The "Mom" star, who has been sober for 14 years, spoke about her addiction to alcohol and pills on Elizabeth Vargas's "Heart of the Matter" podcast.
'Miracle baby' Lottie Batchelor was born after her parents suffered eight miscarriages.
The Duke of Edinburgh's funeral was on 17 April.
Promising Young Woman and The Sound Of Metal stars Carey Mulligan and Riz Ahmed were among the Film Independent Spirit Award winners on Thursday night, as Nomadland took home the top prize. The film, which is Chloe Zhao's portrayal of traveller communities in the American west, was named best feature at the awards, giving it a boost ahead of Sunday night's Oscars ceremony. Nomadland has swept the board during awards season, walking off with the best film trophies at the BAFTAs, Golden Globes, Critics' Choice Awards and Producers Guild of America Awards, among others.
Dublin, April 23, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Silicones and Siloxanes Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2021-2026" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. In 2020, the global silicones and siloxanes market reached a value of US$ 15.1 Billion and US$ 8.8 Billion respectively. Siloxanes refer to volatile organosilicon compounds that are composed of recurring silicon-oxygen (Si-O) bonds, occurring in either cyclic or linear form. They are highly stable and physiologically inert, and have lubricating properties. Silicones are formulated from siloxanes and can take a variety of physical forms ranging from solids and semi-viscous pastes to liquids and oils. Due to their advantageous characteristics such as flexibility, resistance to moisture, stability, inertness, permeability to gases, etc., silicones find a wide array of industrial applications. Looking forward the global silicones and siloxanes market is expected to exhibit moderate growth during the next five years.The chemical structure of silicones allows them to be produced in a number of variations, while the organic groups bound to the silicones pave the way for a diverse range of modifications. This variability allows the usage of silicones in a variety of products such as greases, release agents, antifoam agents, paint additives, hydrophobizing agents, etc.Siloxanes (silicones) are well tolerated by humans and, therefore, form an integral part of innovative methods of treatment, health care and nursing. Alkylsiloxanes, especially the dimethylsiloxanes, find extensive usage in emulsions, antifoams and pastes on account of their low surface tension, high surface activity, good spreading power, chemical inertness and thermal stability. Liquid silicone is often used as a lubricant like waterproof sealant which is used in bathrooms and window fittings, whereas solid silicone rubber has a wide array of applications ranging from cake baking to internal sanitary protection.As silicones provide a strong, durable, and weather- and UV-resistant seal with excellent adhesion, they are employed in the production of various construction materials. Apart from this, silicones are used for manufacturing polyurethane foam for building insulation, increasing building energy efficiency whilst hydrophobic properties of silicone coatings protect the external walls from weather damage.Silicone polymers and cyclic siloxanes find applications in the personal care sector as a solvent in deodorants, hair, skin and sun care products, and make-up. This can be attributed to the benefits offered by them such as low skin irritation, low surface tension, anti-foaming properties and volatility. An increase in personal grooming has escalated the demand for cosmetics in the recent years. This is expected to facilitate the growth of the silicones and siloxanes market.Earlier, the consumption of silicone products was largely confined to the developed countries. However, economic development, inflating income levels and improving standards of living have stimulated the demand for silicone-based products in the emerging countries.Breakup by Type:Based on type, the silicones market has been segmented into elastomers, fluids, resins and gels. Amongst these, elastomers account for more than a third of the total market share due to their non-reactive nature. This helps them to find applications in cooking, baking, and in the production of footwears, undergarments and cosmetics.On the other hand, the siloxanes market has been divided into linear and cyclic, wherein linear siloxanes dominate the market. Dimethicones, a form of linear siloxane, is used as a medication to treat minor skin irritations. Apart from this, these siloxanes are majorly used as intermediates in the manufacturing of silicones.Breakup by Application:The silicones market has been segregated on the basis of application into construction materials, energy, industrial applications, home and personal care, transportation, healthcare and electronics. Currently, industrial applications represent the largest segment since silicones are used as RTV sealants and anti-foaming agents owing to their resistance to high temperature and pressure.On the basis of application, the siloxanes market has been bifurcated into silicones and other applications. A dominant share of siloxanes is employed in the production of silicones which are further used in various industries. Other applications of siloxanes include household and cleaning products, deodorants and anti-perspirants.Regional Insights:On a geographical front, Asia Pacific enjoys the leading position in the silicones and siloxanes market on account of thriving construction and automotive industries, supported by surging population, rapid urbanisation and mounting disposable incomes. In addition, availability of raw materials and abundance of labour have created a positive outlook for the market growth. Other major regions include Europe, North America, Central and South America, and Middle East and Africa.Competitive Landscape:The market is concentrated in nature with the presence of a handful of players who account for the majority of the total production. Some of the leading players operating in the market are: Dow CorningMomentiveWacker Chemie AGShin-Etsu Chemical Co. Ltd.Elkem (Bluestar) This report provides a deep insight into the global silicones and siloxanes market covering all its essential aspects. This ranges from macro overview of the market to micro details of the industry performance, recent trends, key market drivers and challenges, SWOT analysis, Porter's five forces analysis, value chain analysis, etc. This report is a must-read for entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, consultants, business strategists, and all those who have any kind of stake or are planning to foray into the silicones and siloxanes market in any manner.Key Questions Answered in This Report: How has the global silicones and siloxanes market performed so far and how will it perform in the coming years?What are the key regions in the global silicones and siloxanes market?What has been the impact of COVID-19 on the global silicones and siloxanes market?What has been the impact of silicones and siloxanes on the global silicones and siloxanes market?What are the key application segments in the global silicones and siloxanes market?Which are the popular product types in the global silicones and siloxanes market?What are the price trends of silicones and siloxanes?What are the major raw materials required in the production of silicones?What are the major raw materials required in the production of siloxanes?How are silicones and siloxanes manufactured?What are the various stages in the value chain of silicones and siloxanes?Who are the key players in the global silicones and siloxanes market?What is the structure of the global silicones and siloxanes market?What is the degree of competition in the global silicones and siloxanes market?What is the supply demand of various feedstocks that are used in the manufacturing of silicones and siloxanes?Who are the key manufacturers of silicone and siloxane feedstocks?What are the import and export trends in the global silicones and siloxanes market? Key Topics Covered: 1 Preface2 Scope and Methodology2.1 Objectives of the Study2.2 Stakeholders2.3 Data Sources2.3.1 Primary Sources2.3.2 Secondary Sources2.4 Market Estimation2.4.1 Bottom-Up Approach2.4.2 Top-Down Approach2.5 Forecasting Methodology3 Executive Summary4 Introduction4.1 Overview4.2 Properties4.3 Key Industry Trends5 Global Silicones Market5.1 Market Overview5.2 Market Performance5.2.1 Volume Trends5.2.2 Value Trends5.3 Price Analysis5.3.1 Key Price Indicators5.3.2 Price Structure5.3.3 Price Trends5.4 Impact of COVID-195.5 Market Breakup by Silicone Type5.6 Market Breakup by Application5.7 Market Breakup by Region5.8 Market Forecast6 Global Siloxanes Market6.1 Market Overview6.2 Market Performance6.2.1 Volume Trends6.2.2 Value Trends6.3 Price Analysis6.3.1 Key Price Indicators6.3.2 Price Structure6.3.3 Price Trends 6.4 Impact of COVID-196.5 Market Breakup by Siloxane Type6.6 Market Breakup by Application6.7 Market Breakup by Region6.8 Market Forecast6.9 SWOT Analysis6.9.1 Overview6.9.2 Strengths6.9.3 Weaknesses6.9.4 Opportunities6.9.5 Threats6.10 Value Chain Analysis6.10.1 Overview6.10.2 Research and Development6.10.3 Raw Material Procurement6.10.4 Manufacturing6.10.5 Marketing6.10.6 Distribution6.10.7 End-Use6.11 Porter's Five Forces Analysis6.11.1 Overview6.11.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers6.11.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers6.11.4 Degree of Rivalry6.11.5 Threat of New Entrants6.11.6 Threat of Substitutes7 Silicones: Market Breakup by Type7.1 Elastomers7.1.1 Market Trends7.1.2 Market Forecast7.2 Fluids7.2.1 Market Trends7.2.2 Market Forecast7.3 Resins7.3.1 Market Trends7.3.2 Market Forecast7.4 Gels7.4.1 Market Trends7.4.2 Market Forecast8 Silicones: Market Breakup by Application8.1 Industrial Applications8.1.1 Market Trends8.1.2 Market Forecast8.2 Construction Materials8.2.1 Market Trends8.2.2 Market Forecast8.3 Home and Personal Care8.3.1 Market Trends8.3.2 Market Forecast8.4 Transportation8.4.1 Market Trends8.4.2 Market Forecast8.5 Energy8.5.1 Market Trends8.5.2 Market Forecast8.6 Healthcare8.6.1 Market Trends8.6.2 Market Forecast8.7 Electronics8.7.1 Market Trends8.7.2 Market Forecast8.8 Others8.8.1 Market Trends8.8.2 Market Forecast9 Silicones: Market Breakup by Region9.1 Asia-Pacific9.1.1 Market Trends9.1.2 Market Forecast9.2 Europe9.2.1 Market Trends9.2.2 Market Forecast9.3 North America9.3.1 Market Trends9.3.2 Market Forecast9.4 Central and South America9.4.1 Market Trends9.4.2 Market Forecast9.5 Middle East and Africa9.5.1 Market Trends9.5.2 Market Forecast10 Siloxanes: Market Breakup by Type10.1 Linear10.1.1 Market Trends10.1.2 Market Forecast10.2 Cyclic10.2.1 Market Trends10.2.2 Market Forecast11 Siloxanes: Market Breakup by Application11.1 Silicones11.1.1 Market Trends11.1.2 Market Forecast11.2 Other Applications11.2.1 Market Trends11.2.2 Market Forecast12 Siloxanes: Market Breakup by Region12.1 Asia-Pacific12.1.1 Market Trends12.1.2 Market Forecast12.2 Europe12.2.1 Market Trends12.2.2 Market Forecast12.3 North America12.3.1 Market Trends12.3.2 Market Forecast12.4 Central and South America12.4.1 Market Trends12.4.2 Market Forecast12.5 Middle East and Africa12.5.1 Market Trends12.5.2 Market Forecast13 Silicones and Siloxanes: Trade Data13.1 Imports by Major Countries13.2 Exports by Major Countries14 Competitive Landscape14.1 Competitive Structure14.2 Key Players15 Silicones and Siloxanes Manufacturing Process15.1 Product Overview15.2 Manufacturing Process15.3 Detailed Process Flow15.4 Chemical Reactions Involved15.5 Raw Material Requirements15.6 Mass Balance and Feedstock Conversion Rates15.7 Key Success and Risk Factors16 Silicones and Siloxanes: Feedstock Analysis17 Profiles of Key Players17.1 Dow Corning 17.1.1 Company Overview17.1.2 Description17.1.3 Product Portfolio17.1.4 Financial Performance17.2 Wacker Chemie AG17.2.1 Company Overview17.2.2 Description17.2.3 Product Portfolio17.2.4 Financial Performance17.3 Momentive17.3.1 Company Overview17.3.2 Description17.3.3 Product Portfolio17.3.4 Financial Performance17.4 Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd.17.4.1 Company Overview17.4.2 Description17.4.3 Product Portfolio17.4.4 Financial Performance17.5 Elkem (Bluestar)17.5.1 Company Overview17.5.2 Description17.5.3 Product Portfolio17.5.4 Financial Performance For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/ohpwyg CONTACT: CONTACT: ResearchAndMarkets.com Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager firstname.lastname@example.org For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470 For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630 For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900
EDMONTON, Alberta, April 23, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Visionstate Corp. (TSX-V: VIS) (“Visionstate” or ‘the Company”) is pleased to announce that on April 15, 2021, it has signed a Letter of Intent to acquire the outstanding shares of Exceed Solar, an Alberta-based renewable energy company focused on smart, high-tech building envelopes for residential applications. The strategic acquisition is in line with Visionstate’s mission of advancing sustainability and represents a business opportunity for both companies as they explore synergies between their technologies. Visionstate Corp. will acquire the outstanding shares of Exceed Solar for $100,000 cash and $200,000 in Visionstate Corp. shares at $0.10 for a total consideration of $300,000. Visionstate currently owns 40% of Exceed Solar through a convertible debenture of $200,000 signed between the companies in April 2018. The acquisition of Exceed Solar, valued at a total of $500,000, was approved by shareholders of Visionstate Corp. at the Company’s Annual General Meeting in October 2020. Exceed Solar’s focus is on residential applications such as studios, greenhouses and garden suites that come packaged with plug-and-play solar energy. The company is currently executing on a high-tech, solar-powered greenhouse in partnership with the University of Alberta Engineering and Energy Management and Sustainable Operations departments. Research is focused on efficient energy use and cutting-edge growing applications in permaculture. “Since the COVID-19 outbreak, more and more homeowners are turning toward backyard gardening to supplement their food supplies,” explained Visionstate CEO John Putters. “Food costs have risen dramatically over the past 18 months and will continue to do so as a result of climate change factors and the need for food security. Renewable energy applications will continue to grow in demand as we move toward using green energy to power our economies. We are very excited about the future of Exceed Solar.” Exceed Solar’s corporate objective is to design building envelopes using sustainable materials, technology, and renewable energy in one scalable package. By using environmentally friendly structural insulated panels, the building envelopes can be easily scaled according to the project. “Exceed Solar has learned from the evolution of computer development. Initially the PC was complex and required configuration and different components to work effectively. Today, consumers can purchase a complete package that only requires power,” added Putters. Visionstate will be working with the Exceed Solar team and the University of Alberta to identify areas where IoT, or Internet of Things, technology can be incorporated to measure energy use and environmental conditions related to the growing cycle. The acquisition of Exceed Solar is subject to the TSX Venture Exchange approval and a final approval from Visionstate Corp. Board of Directors. About Visionstate Corp. Visionstate Corp. (TSX-V: VIS) is a growth-oriented company that invests in the research and development of promising new technology in the realm of the Internet of Things, big data and analytics, and sustainability. Through Visionstate Inc., it helps businesses improve operational efficiencies, reduce costs and elevate customer satisfaction with its state-of-the-art devices that track and monitor guest activities and requests. The footprint of its WANDA™ smart device now extends to hospitals, airports, shopping centres and other public facilities across and beyond North America. Through building up a collection of synergistic technologies, Visionstate Corp. will continue to innovate, reduce environmental impact and transform consumer experiences. Issued on behalf of the Board of Directors,“John A. Putters” Visionstate Corp. To learn more, please contact:Visionstate Corp.CHF Capital MarketsWebsite: www.visionstate.comJohn Putters, CEOPerry RapagnaTwitter: @visionstate(780) 425-9460(416) 868-1079 x 230Facebook: @email@example.com@chfir.comLinkedIn:@VisionstateCorp. Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. Forward-Looking Statements Certain information set forth in this material may contain forward-looking statements that involve substantial known and unknown risks and uncertainties. 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A number of known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors may cause the actual results or performance to materially differ from any future results or performance expressed or implied by the forward-looking information. These forward-looking statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, certain of which are beyond the control of the Company including, but not limited to, the impact of general economic conditions, industry conditions and dependence upon regulatory approvals. Readers are cautioned that the assumptions used in the preparation of such information, although considered reasonable at the time of preparation, may prove to be imprecise and, as such, undue reliance should not be placed on forward-looking statements. The Company does not assume any obligation to update or revise its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise, except as required by securities laws.
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Only three months before the postponed Olympics are set to open, Tokyo and Japan's second largest metropolitan area of Osaka have been placed under emergency orders aimed at stemming surging cases of the coronavirus. The measures, which take place during Japan's “golden week” holiday period, are meant to limit travel and keep people out of public places. Bach said this week that the visit, reported for May 17-18, is still in the “planning phase.”
A fatal crash involving a moped has shut down a section of County Line Road near Florida’s Turnpike during Friday morning rush hour.
England dropping of Sarah Hunter for France final shows ruthless intentDecision to leave captain out of Women’s Six Nations final at The Stoop raised eyebrows with Simon Middleton calling for a real intensity from his players Poppy Cleall, who replaced Sarah Hunter during the rout of Italy, trains with England in Bagshot. Photograph: Alex Davidson/The RFU Collection/Getty Images
The decisions were taken by UEFA’s executive committee following a meeting on Friday morning.
The sweet picture was taken by his mum, the Duchess of Cambridge.
Governments are supporting FCEV’s through subsidies & tax rebates for using low emission vehicles and working in collaboration with such OEM’s to speed up growth of their countries. Increased demand for efficient and low emission vehicles along with government support will boost the automotive fuel cell market.New York, April 23, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Reportlinker.com announces the release of the report "Automotive Fuel Cell Market by Component, Power Output, Hydrogen Fuel Stations, Vehicle Type, Operating Miles, Region - Global Forecast 2028" - https://www.reportlinker.com/p05370335/?utm_source=GNW Consumers from developing countries are already feeling the heat of the increasing cost of petrol.Fuel Cell vehicles use can reduce the operating cost of these vehicles. To make the automotive fuel cell market grow, continued support from the government will be needed along with the growing research of fuel cell systems to reduce the initial cost of fuel cell options for the vehicles.However, COVID-19 pandemic is expected to have an impact on the automotive fuel cell market.Both the production and sales of FCEV’s had come to a halt in the first few months of 2020 across the globe as the whole ecosystem had been disrupted.However, in the next two quarters, the sale of FCEV’s had been growing.OEMs had to wait until lockdowns were lifted to resume production, which affected their business.Post the pandemic, the demand for FCEV’s might increase, as people are getting increasingly conceous for reducing emissions from vehicles around the world.The Passenger vehicle Segment is expected to be the largest market in the vehicle segment in the forecast.Passenger cars are motor vehicles primarily used to transport passengers and have up to 9 seating capacity, including the driver.The passenger car segment is projected to be the largest in the automotive fuel cell market.The high adoption rate and rising demand for personal mobility is expected to drive the fuel cell passenger car market.Plans by governments to convert ICE taxi fleets into zero-emission are expected to provide significant growth opportunities in the coming years.The truck and bus segments are projected to be fast-growing segments.High efficiency, longer driving range, and need to decrease greenhouse gas emissions are expected to boost the growth of the fuel cell truck and bus market.Other off-road vehicles are also expected to benefit from the development of the FC technology. Fuel cell LCVs is projected to be the fastest-growing segment during the forecast period due to their increasing demand for long range commercial usage.North America to have the fastest growing hydrogen fuel stations in the forecast periodNorth America is a fast-growing market for hydrogen fuel stations.US has a large number of hydrogen fuel stations catering to the market.Both US and Canada have been encouraging the demand for low emission vehicles.Fuel cell vehicles are in high demand in some states like California in US and BC in Canada.They have encouraged growth of FCEV’s by their emission regulations and laws which support growth of zero emission vehicles.Some states in both the countries provide subsidies for such vehicles including FCEV’s.US has more than 25,000 hydrogen fuel cell based forklifts and a considerable number of FC buses across its states. US and Canada have some of the world’s top fuel cell manufacturers like Ballard, Plug Power, BorgWarner etc. which has increased demand for FCEV in the country.LCV’s segment is expected to be fastest growing in the Vehicle type segment in the forecast period.Light commercial vehicles (LCVs) are vehicles with a mass ranging from between 3.5 to 7 tons. LCVs are used for the carriage of goods. Minibusses with a mass ranging from 3.5 to 7 tons, which are used for passenger transportation, have also been considered under this segment. Currently, the light commercial fuel cell vehicle market is very small, with the availability of only a few models. However, continuous developments are being undertaken in this field. Due to developments in the fuel cell technology, prices of fuel cells are expected to reduce, offering significant opportunities in the LCV market. As FC LCVs are low emission vehicles and provide higher range compared to other EVs, these vehicles are expected to have a high demand for the logistics and delivery businesses. In October 2019, Renault launched its hydrogen fuel LCVs, Kangoo Z.E., and Master Z.E in early 2020 in the market. Nikola’s Badger truck is another example of LCV using fuel cells.In-depth interviews were conducted with CEOs, marketing directors, other innovation and technology directors, and executives from various key organizations operating in this market.• By Company Type: Tier I - 45%, Tier II - 23%, and OEMs - 32%• By Designation: C Level Executives - 61%, Directors - 23%, and Others - 16%• By Region: North America - 32%, Europe - 38% and Asia Oceania - 30%The Automotive Fuel Cell Market is dominated by established players such as Ballard Power Systems (Canada), Toyota Motor Corporation (Japan), Hyundai Group (South Korea), Hyster Yale (US), and Cummins (US). These companies developed new products, adopted expansion strategies, and undertook collaborations, partnerships, and mergers & acquisitions to gain traction in this high-growth automotive fuel cell market.Research Coverage:The market study covers the automotive fuel cell market size and future growth potential across different segments like Component (Fuel Processor, Fuel Cell Stack, Power Conditioner, Air Compressor, Humidifier), Power Output (<150 kW, 150-250 kW, >250 kW), Hydrogen Fuel Stations, Vehicle Type (Passenger car, LCV, Truck, Bus), Operating Miles (0-250 Miles, 251-500 Miles, Above 500 Miles) and Region.The study also includes an in-depth competitive analysis of the key players in the market, along with their company profiles, key observations related to product and business offerings, recent developments, and key market strategies.Key Benefits of Buying the Report:• The report will help market leaders/new entrants in this market with information on the closest approximations of revenue numbers for the overall automotive fuel cell market and its subsegments.• This report will help stakeholders understand the competitive landscape and gain more insights to better position their businesses and plan suitable go-to-market strategies.• The report also helps stakeholders understand the pulse of the market and provides them information on key market drivers, restraints, challenges, and opportunities.Read the full report: https://www.reportlinker.com/p05370335/?utm_source=GNWAbout ReportlinkerReportLinker is an award-winning market research solution. 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SpaceX launched the Dragon spacecraft, carrying four astronauts to the International Space Station, on a NASA mission on April 23.This footage was captured by @HotCoffeeBurns, and shows the spacecraft streaming across the Orlando sky ahead of sunrise. Credit: @HotCoffeeBurns via Storyful
Dublin, April 23, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "UK Home Insurance Market 2021: Consumer Research Report" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. This report examines the motivations, experiences and opinions of the UK home insurance customer. It will identify and analyse consumer attitudes towards motor insurance, look at the claims experience of drivers, and investigate why they choose one route to purchase over another. In addition, it will explore how price sensitivity is impacting the market and how COVID-19 has affected behaviours and experiences. Similar research was run in 2019 and comparisons between results in 2019 and 2021 are also made. In 2021, 73% of consumers said they owned any type of home insurance, which is marginally up on the percentage in 2019. When taking out home insurance consumers show a preference for combined contents and buildings insurance and they prefer to buy standalone policies: relatively few own home insurance policies as part of a multicover insurance or which came with a packaged bank account. A new customer journey begins each year. Each year, over 90% of combined buildings and contents home insurance policyholders are existing policyholders and their choice comes down to either renewing with an existing provider (around half renew each year) or switching from one provider to another (around four-in-ten switch each year). For contents only and building only insurance a greater proportion of policyholders embarking on a new customer journey each year are new market entrants - i.e., buying home insurance for the first time. Even if renewing, policyholders generally still embark on a new customer journey: over eight-in-ten of policyholders owning combined cover who renew still search for alternatives policies and/or negotiate for a revised deal from their provider before they agree to renew. Between 2019 and 2021, across all three home insurance policy types, the incidence of claiming in the past five years has declined. Across all three policy types in 2021, less than 10% of policyholders had claimed within the past year. The claims process seems to run smoothly for most claimants. One-third of home insurance policyholders have been impacted by COVID-19 when it comes to their motor insurance. The most common actions/experiences centre on premiums - either switching provider/policy to save money or being offered a rebate by their provider. The policyholders most impacted by COVID-19 tend to be younger professional policyholders, aged under the age of 45, from the AB social grades, who have made a recent claim. Other findings from the report, include: Most insurance policyholders are price focused. A majority put price first when evaluating a policy and cover second. However, the final price paid, and the level of cover achieved by policyholders is often the outcome of policyholder/insurance provider negotiation: almost seven in ten policyholders negotiate with their provider before buying a policy.When looking for insurance deals at the start of a customer journey, price comparison websites (PCWs) are by far the most popular resource. When it comes to purchasing, policyholders tend to buy their policies either directly from the provider or via PCWs, with PCWs the main channels for purchasing.Just over one-in-ten policyholders have Smart Home telematics installed in their homes and penetration has declined over 2019 and 2021, but there has been a slight increase in a willingness to get Smart Home technology installed. Key Topics Covered: 1. Executive Summary Over seven-in-ten consumers own home insuranceThere is potential for home telematics insurance, but current uptake is lowThe customer journey merry-go-roundPolicyholders like to discover deals online, mainly via PCWsPolicies are purchased primarily via PCWsHome insurance purchasers are price focusedBrands are important but are not everythingMost policyholders have a good experienceLess than one-in-ten have claimed in the past yearThe claims process seems to run smoothly for mostAlmost one-third have been impacted by COVID-19 2. Introduction 3. Profile of the Insured Over seven-in-ten adults own any type of home insuranceHome insurance policyholders like to minimise their risks 4. The Type of Insurance Owned Consumers prefer buying combined buildings and contents coverHomeowners represent almost seven-in-ten insured adultsMost policyholders buy standalone policiesMost policyholders pay for their insurance annuallyThere is potential for home telematics insurance but current uptake is low 5. The Customer Journey Begins Most policy buyers are repeating a purchaseAge, tenure and social grade prime influences on actionThe importance of the renewal promptWith over one-third switching provider, loyalty is in short supplyAnd the revolving door of switching continues to turnSwitching is strongly price ledMost of those renewing also start a new journeyConfident managerial policyholders the most likely to search before renewingAlmost half of those renewing without searching still try and get a better deal 6. Buying a Policy: Finding the Right Deal Price comparison websites the prime research resourceBuildings only policyholders the most likely to seek professional advicePCWs facilitate switchingEase of use and information the key positives of PCWsThe PCW dominance is here to stayPolicies are purchased primarily from PCWs 7. Policy Acquisition: Price Negotiation By their nature, policyholders are price sensitiveAffluence and willingness to switch key determinants of price focusBrands are important but they are not everythingThe final price/cover offer is the result of a negotiated settlementBut can consumers negotiate from a position of strength?It's the volume of paperwork that limits knowledge 8. Being a Policyholder For most policyholders, owning a policy is a problem-free experienceOnline policy management now becoming the normMajor decline in claimingThose employed in managerial occupations the most likely to claimThe claims process goes smoothly for most claimants, resulting in high levels of satisfaction 9. Impact of COVID-19 One-third of policyholders have been impacted by COVID-19 For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/cvbodu CONTACT: CONTACT: ResearchAndMarkets.com Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager email@example.com For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470 For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630 For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900
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