Post - 2010-07-08

Confidence returning to insurance sector

Lloyds TSB Corporate Markets is poised to announce further credit facilities with insurers, after arranging a multi-million refinancing agreement as part of a consortium for Hiscox.

View from the top: The approved model

The Australian capital requirements and the Dutch pension funds experience show that few insurance companies have achieved the Holy Grail of an approved internal model. However, as Solvency II approaches, insurers are looking beyond the standard formula…

Penny Black's insurance week

Last week, Post reported how the Association of British Insurers' director of general insurance and health, Nick Starling, attended a conference for fire and rescue specialists in Harrogate.

A kwik fix for Fortis?

Fortis’ onward march continued last week with the not-so-unexpected news that it had acquired the Kwik Fit insurance business.

Dual makes property and casualty move

Dual Corporate Risks has branched out from its professional indemnity and directors’ and officers’ heartland and entered the property and casualty market with the appointment of the former managing director of Glacier Group, Steven Price.

CN launches scooter cover

Carole Nash has launched an online brand targeting commuter motorcyclists and scooterists, initially via Go Compare.

Clear boost for household book

Allianz has grown its household book by almost £30m in the 18 months since the launch of its Clear household product. Gareth McChesney, head of portfolio management at Allianz Retail told Post that in December 2008 its household book in the broker market…

Affinity news: Risk sharing not on the agenda

Post’s Affinity 2010 event was held in London last week, brining together key players in the sector – from insurers, brokers, affinity brands and other suppliers – to learn about and debate the latest developments.

Affinity news: Watson: look at aims first

Post’s Affinity 2010 event was held in London last week, brining together key players in the sector – from insurers, brokers, affinity brands and other suppliers – to learn about and debate the latest developments.

Affinity news: Go bespoke or reach out to others

Post’s Affinity 2010 event was held in London last week, brining together key players in the sector – from insurers, brokers, affinity brands and other suppliers – to learn about and debate the latest developments.

Rehabilitation Awards 2010 – Welcome

Guests were welcomed to the Rehabilitation First Awards 2010 in the sumptuous surroundings of Merchant Taylors Hall by the chair of the judging panel, deputy editor of Post Lynn Rouse, who outlined why there should be a real sense of optimism and…