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Direct Line rejects second bid from Ageas

Direct Line has rejected a second takeover approach from Belgium’s Ageas, with a spokesperson for the provider known it's red telephone on wheels mascot claiming it's rival continues to “significantly undervalue” the business.

Pet insurers with satisfied customers revealed

Data analysis: Fairer Finance’s latest consumer survey reveals the pet insurers with the most extremely satisfied customers and examines the lessons providers need to learn from the Financial Ombudsman Service increasingly ruling in favour of complaining…

Why Ageas buying Direct Line makes sense now

Having been talked about as a takeover target itself in recent years, content director Jonathan Swift observes Ageas’ move for Direct Line marks a change in fortunes for the Belgian insurance group and makes perfect sense in terms of fit and timing.

Is Biba right to worry about personal lines broking?

News Editor’s View: After the British Insurance Brokers' Association asked personal lines insurers to commit to the broking channel, Scott McGee looks at what has got brokers spooked, and what action needs to happen in order for a fruitful future.

Big Interview: Ant Middle, Ageas

After a decade with Ageas UK, its CEO, Ant Middle, speaks to Tom Luckham about the changes he’s witnessed, reflects on 2023, muses on his early dreams of footballing stardom, and shares plans to grow the business in 2024.

Time to tackle abuse of insurance staff

Jo Causon, CEO of the Institute of Customer Service, reveals a third of those on the frontline of the insurance industry have been shouted and sworn at in the last six months.

Insurers’ Review of the Year 2023

While 2023 will be remembered as a difficult year for insurers due to consolidation, capacity restrictions plus new regulatory rules, providers still have high hopes for 2024.

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