Overall, top-line growth for the 30 largest European insurers has been steady, reflecting the underlying economic conditions throughout Europe, explain Tim Prince and Yvette Essen, director of analytics and director of research at AM Best
Following the news yesterday that Amanda Blanc is to leave Axa to join Zurich as its CEO for Europe, Middle East & Africa, Jonathan Swift looks back at her time at the French insurer and assesses her legacy
Bollington are set to make several acquisitions in the next 18 months following the group’s merger with Wilsons.
Fidget spinners, dabbing and the bottle flip are just three of the crazes that my son brought home from school during the last academic year. Luckily for me, unlike Pokémon - which has been in our house for three full years now - these were short-lived…
As The Ardonagh Group buys Carole Nash and Mastercover, has the bell finally rung for the model?
Newly formed broking group Ardonagh has acquired Altrincham-based motorcycle broker Carole Nash and Hertfordshire-based broker Mastercover.
A lack of large natural disasters, favourable exchange rates and a number of sizeable mergers have seen many of the top 30 European insurers weather the tough environment and climb the rankings
The birth of the new Google holding company Alphabet got me thinking.
Europe’s 20 largest cedants are benefitting from lower reinsurance rates and stronger bargaining power according to ratings agency AM Best.
Former Groupama underwriting and claims director Phil Bird has joined Covéa Insurance where he will lead the insurer’s personal lines underwriting department.
Fifteen months after the management buyout of broker Bollington, group chief executive Paul Moors sits down with Post to canvas the firm’s plans for the future
Ageas UK chief executive Andy Watson has poured cold water on expectations household rates will undergo an imminent rise in light of ongoing flooding, which has so far cost Ageas £20m.
Ageas has pulled back the curtains on a new advertising campaign aiming to showcase its bolstered product range after the integration of Groupama.
The return of former Groupama boss Laurent Matras to Axa may herald a shake-up of the insurer’s personal lines business, according to market observers.
Last year The Big Reunion hit our screens featuring pop groups Five, 911, Atomic Kitten, The Honeyz, Liberty X, Blue and B*Witched.
To mark the 20th anniversary of the British Insurance Awards, Post thought it would be interesting to see who had been the most successful companies over the first 19 years, using a simple football-inspired scoring system of three points for a win and…
Former Groupama Insurances managing director Laurent Matras has returned to Axa as managing director of the insurer’s personal lines intermediary division.
The news that the Co-operative Group has decided not to sell its insurance business after putting it in the shop window in March last year might have caught some on the hop.
Groupama has transferred 1.5 million policies and net assets of £160m to Ageas via a Part VII insurance business transfer.
Ageas has received approval for the formal transfer of all Groupama business to its Optima and Exclusively brands from the end of October.
The SME space is a key battleground for the future of the industry. But if SMEs can do business direct online, where does that leave brokers? By Mark Sands
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Groupama has sold its remaining 1.86% stake in Societe General for €517.8m (£445.2m).
Groupama Insurances, soon to be Ageas, has put its motorcycle claims team through a series of training sessions to help them understand the needs of policyholders when handling claims.