More than 200 Ageas staff due to lose their jobs from the closure of the company’s Stoke-on-Trent offices could get to retain their positions after Autonet’s owner Atlanta Group agreed to take over the lease.
It’s all change for the country this morning as Prime Minister Theresa May confirmed she would step down from office after failing to unite MPs on the way the UK should leave the European Union.
Swinton closed 24 of its high street branches in the first quarter of the year, bringing the total number of branch cuts over the past year to 58.
I was lucky enough to spend last week’s sunny bank holiday on the South Coast enjoying a well-earned rest. For others in the insurance industry it seems that the saying 'a change is as good as a rest' is proving true with some major people moves this…
Richard Beaven, former distribution director at Swinton, has joined Brightside as its group chief operating officer.
A lot has changed at the AA in the five years since Janet Connor, now director of insurance, joined the organisation. She explains to Jonathan Swift how an investment in data and technology – alongside the relaunch of its insurance company and board…
Broker Swinton has closed its Lowestoft branch, leading to six redundancies.
The Ardonagh Group has completed the purchase of broker Swinton, while the sale of its commercial underwriting business to Arch has also been finalised.
Software house SSP expects to have finalised its restructuring consultation before Christmas.
With the takeover of Ed, BGC president Shaun Lynn believes he now has the person in its CEO Steve Hearn to help it realise its insurance ambitions. The pair spoke to Jonathan Swift about how an investment in technology, talent, globalisation and a finely…
The Ardonagh Group cut down on its losses for the first nine months of the year, down to £48.9m compared to £92.7m in 2017.
The spectre of Brexit loomed large over the insurance sector this year, and although the picture is still no clearer in terms of how the UK market will continue to trade with Europe after 29 March 2019, significant merger & acquisition activity was among…
There continues to be change at the top of the UK's insurer board rooms. But instead of relying on the tried and tested recruitment strategies of the past, Consumer Intelligence's Ian Hughes suggests a more meaningful strategy to get the most out of your…
The last few months have seen some major executive changes across the UK’s largest insurance companies.
Gilles Normand has stepped down from the CEO job at Swinton following its acquisition by Ardonagh.
As Swinton meets its match in Ardonagh, the insurance courtship game has continued to hit headlines.
Ardonagh will hit pause on further major retail acquisitions as it consolidates its current assets.
Swinton will continue its trajectory toward becoming primarily a digital business, Ardonagh CEO David Ross said, but he refused to call time on the high street broking model.
The Ardonagh Group has struck up a deal with Covéa to acquire Swinton for £165m.
Insurance has talked the diversity talk for several years now. And yet, the industry still displays all-male or all-pale panels. How can it become truly inclusive?
My colleagues have come up with a creative idea to celebrate the General Data Protection Regulation. First you create a GDPR cocktail with gin, Drambuie, prosecco and rum. Then you take a sip every time you receive an email asking you to update your…
Swinton CEO Gilles Normand believes brokers can be the Amazon of the insurance market.
Ken Scowcroft, the founder of Swinton Insurance, has died at the age of 89.
Exclusive: A senior director has left UK General and further roles are at risk as the group moves to restructure its sales team.