Following yesterday's announcement by Aviva that Mark Wilson is to step down as group CEO of Aviva, Jonathan Swift reflects on why the move was not such the "shock" some painted it as.
Compare the Market owner BGL Group has seen underlying pre-tax profits soar by 16% in spite of its abandoned initial public offering.
Brightside saw pre-tax losses of £10.2m last year, but incoming CEO Brendan McCafferty said there is “no need to alter strategy”.
Independent Scottish broker Bruce Stevenson has bought Turiff-based Youngson Insurance Consultants.
The Ardonagh Group has reported income growth of 9.1% as both income and profit climb in the first six months of 2018.
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LV general insurance CEO hopes that the impact of the Beast from the East on insurers’ property portfolios will introduce a level of “pricing realism” into the market.
Aviva anticipates placing millions of pounds of personal lines business through Fast Trade by the end of the year, according to managing director of UK general insurance Rob Townend and managing director of intermediaries Phil Bayles.
Aviva sees growth across every broker segment despite fall out with GRP, Aviva managing director for intermediaries Phil Bayles has confirmed.
Motor insurer Sabre is looking to add insurtech platforms to its distribution model.
Sabre will raise premium prices in the second half of the year, owing to increased market-wide claims inflation.
Gallagher saw its net earnings climb to $3.43bn for the first half of 2018, up 27% from $3.07bn in the same period in 2017.
JLT has said that carrying more bolt-on acquisition in the European Union is ‘entirely possible’ and that it is executing business operations in preparation for a no deal Brexit scenario.
Aston Lark has reported a 6% revenue increase in its first set of financial results since the merger of Lark Group and Aston Scott.
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Debenhams has said it retains a ‘constructive relationship’ with its credit insurers as the ailing retailer has its cover reduced.
The average revenue earned by insurance intermediaries increased in 2017, according to figures from the Financial Conduct Authority.
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Ardonagh’s underwriting division will exit unprofitable parts of its personal lines book after it reported a £5.2m loss in the first quarter 2018.
Legal & General is now the majority capacity provider for a £550m five year binder with Pen Underwriting, as the general insurance business aims to grow its premium by double digits in the coming year.
LV will take a cautious approach to the home market following the acquisition of Allianz’s personal lines portfolio.
Well-publicised gains in Charles Taylor’s loss adjusting and insurtech arms saw revenues jump 25% in 2017 but failed to push the insurance services provider to profit.
JLT is open to targeting bolt-on acquisitions in Europe following the group’s strong 2017 results.
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