Admiral’s sale of Penguin Portals, which counts aggregator Confused amongst its offering, to RVU has completed after gaining regulatory approval.
For the Record: Aviva rationalises office space, RSA deal gets greenlight, Miller enters HNW and Corant Global is born
Post wraps up the major insurance deals, launches, investments and strategic moves of the week.
Admiral to pocket £450m for comparison subsidiary despite claiming it had 'no plans' to sell Penguin Portals
Admiral Group has reached an agreement with the owner of Uswitch and Zoopla for the sale of price comparison subsidiary Penguin Portals Group for over £500m.
180 Years of Post - The history of direct insurance in the UK: How Direct Line and Churchill took on the establishment and ended up as merger partners
As Post celebrates 180 years, Post content director Jonathan Swift explores the birth of direct insurance in the UK and how two key early movers Direct Line and Churchill went from rivals to merger bedfellows in a deal that literally 'shook up insurance'.
Mapfre chairman and CEO, Antonio Huertas, has urged insurers, governments, international organisations, the private sector, academia and civil society to deliver a combined approach to meet the challenge of climate change.
Blog: What does Admiral’s move to consolidate its aggregator businesses as Penguin Portals say about the state of price comparison in 2019?
A week after Go Compare's parent re-financed, Admiral has consolidated its global aggregation businesses as Penguin Portals 'to realise its global growth ambition'. Post content director Jonathan Swift ponders if this signals a first step toward…
Insurers have been forced into the front line of the fight to stop global warming and climate change and they are beginning to feel uncomfortable and exposed. While several major insurers have issued bold commitments to join the fight to halt global…
Gross written premium reported by the 30 largest European insurers in 2018 was 4.4% higher than the aggregated figure for the previous year but those writing significant business outside of the eurozone have seen foreign exchange rate movements having an…
Mapfre has appointed Chris Smith to the newly-created position of chief global brokers officer.
When the Chartered Insurance Institute leaves Aldermanbury this month for a new home in the City, it will not be able to bring along many of the artifacts it has in storage. Post spoke to former president Reg Brown about how these could be rehoused in a…
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
Spanish insurer Mapfre is exiting five US states and consolidating its EMEA and Asia-Pacific businesses.
Spanish reinsurer Mapfre Re is opening up a representative office in Tokyo on 1 December.
Mapfre Global Risks is working on a UK retail proposition, says Chris Smith, chief regions and markets officer – International.
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Willis Towers Watson has launched a facultative reinsurance business across Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.
Mapfre Global Risks has entered the London aviation market.
Market conditions for European insurers are extremely challenging, with companies facing a wide range of difficulties. Some have had to restructure their books of business because of poor results in the past, although their ability to turn around…
Direct Line, Aviva and Ageas are among the firms to have the most new GI complaints made about them to the Financial Ombudsman in H1.
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
Halo is planning to seek new investment, six years after the car hire excess insurance specialist launched with Bridges Ventures, a social impact fund started by Sir Ronald Cohen.
Spanish insurer Mapfre and UK insurance group Admiral are exploring the launch of a joint venture comparison website in China under a project called Preminen.
Spanish insurer Mapfre is targeting a full 2017 launch for an online motor insurance operation in the province of Shandong, China.
The December 2015 floods in the UK pushed Direct Line Group's commercial combined operating ratio to 104.5% (2104: 98.8%) but CEO Paul Geddes said the company's results remain in line with competitors.