Welcome to The P&C Insurance Digest® - The online academy that provides technical, statistical and actuarial training for the property and casualty insurance industry

The P&C Insurance Digest® is the online training academy of MatBlas Ltd, the specialist pricing and underwriting management consultancy based in London.

Our vision is to provide practical and hands-on technical, statistical and actuarial courses to insurance professional working in all areas of the business using easy to understand day to day language. We focus on basic and intuitive concepts, not on complex formulae.

We have fulfilled that vision since 2007 with our popular series of live courses “Actuarial Courses for Non-Actuaries”. For more information on live course, please visit our corporate website www.matblas.com.

The P&C Insurance Digest® is a user friendly online academy that includes foundation, intermediate and advanced courses hoping that everyone working in insurance would find something that may be of interest to them and that would allow them to enhance their technical knowledge and skills.

All our courses are developed for practitioners by practitioners. We use standard industry jargon and terminology often very different to the terminology used by academics in lectures, text books and professional examinations. Our applications and examples are all based on real life examples, using incomplete and imperfect data, when theory usually fails. Thus, delegates can always relate to situations they face on a day to day basis.


Access levels

Three level of courses

Our courses are designed to help members understand the link between five key areas of insurance: rating (pricing and underwriting), reporting (management reporting), reserving (claims), reinsurance and risk (capital). Courses have been categorised in three levels:

  • Introductory courses offer a basic overview of the topic and are designed for members who are relatively new to the topic. These courses tend to be presented in short modules lasting between 90 minutes to two hours.
  • Intermediate courses are complete courses that we would typically deliver live in one or two days and they build up from the introductory courses. Corporate licence holders will have the option to have some of these courses tailored to match their internal terminology and processes.
  • Advanced courses are designed for those who are already familiar with the concepts covered in the intermediate courses but would like to delve deeper in some of the topics. Advanced courses usually require handling and analysing data and a good working knowledge of Microsoft Excel is required.

Three levels of access

You can access The P&C Insurance Digest® by creating a membership account (subject to our Terms and Conditions of Use, Privacy and Cookie Policies).

There are three levels memberships:

  • General membership: is open to all insurance professionals (practitioners and academics) and there is no cost to join subject to our Terms of Use.
  • Pay-as-you-learn membership: members with a general membership can choose to purchase individual intermediate and advanced courses and pay for the modules they select. The modules will be available for a pre-determined duration depending on the length of the course.
  • Corporate memberships: are available to insurance and reinsurance companies for an agreed annual fee and this provides unlimited access to all their employees to all our courses. Corporate members will have the option to create a customised space with certain courses tailored to match their internal terminology and processes. For more information about corporate memberships please contact us at info@insurance-digest.com.