Post - 2010-08-19
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Brokers have voiced concern that RSA's £5bn bid for parts of Aviva's general insurance business, including the UK, could ultimately limit client choice and competition.
A whistleblower has helped ban an unauthorised insurance broker from performing any regulated role in financial services, after he was caught using client money to fund a new broking business.
Aviva's concern over capital adequacy if it was a standalone life insurer is the main barrier to selling its general insurance arm to RSA, according to City analysts.
Rok has recorded a pre-tax loss of £3m for the first half of 2010, following the suspension of its finance director for failings in the control of its plumbing, heating and electrical business.
Acromas Holdings, the parent group of insurance providers AA and Saga, has claimed "scaremongering" against private equity houses has seen the ongoing performance of the business masked by a £529m overall loss, caused by interest repayments.
Allianz Insurance chief executive Andrew Torrance has revealed it could implement rate increases of up to 25% in its broker motor book during 2010.
Willis is set to reintroduce annual salary reviews following a two-year pay freeze that was implemented at the height of the credit crunch to cut back on costs.
Liability loss adjusting specialist Garwyn has opened an office in the City of London for the first time in a bid to get closer to its customers.
Dual International chief executive Bob Van Gieson has admitted moving away from having Arch Capital as its sole capacity provider for its main book of business makes it better placed for a flotation.
Homeowners are at risk of paying extra for their buildings insurance by falling foul of an error of insuring at market value rather than at rebuilding cost.
Kerry London chief executive Damian Kissane has claimed the group is close to concluding a new bank facility that will enable it to make an acquisition.
UK General has won a two-year deal with travel firm Shearings — its first major piece of business since teaming up with new capacity provider Fortis.
Marsh and sister consultancy firm Mercer are to consolidate their Manchester operation from the current three locations into one.
Post sister publication Professional Broking has launched its first digital- only issue using the latest page turning technology to offer an in-depth guide on how best to adapt to the green economy.
Having promised RSA that he would make it his mission to track down its former CEO Bob Mendelsohn to mark the firm's 300th anniversary, Jonathan Swift's job was made somewhat easier than anticipated when he resurfaced at US insurer Navigators last week…
Following his interview with former RSA CEO Bob Mendelsohn and the news that RSA has approached Aviva to buy its UK, Irish and Canadian general insurance assets, Jonathan Swift reflects on the general insurance career of the company's current CEO Andy…
The new CEO of Garwyn talks to Mairi MacDonald about getting the loss adjuster back on track by sticking to its core strengths while expanding its regional focus.
As the Actuarial Party's recent report states, claims management companies are driving some people to claim.
News of RSA's bid for the UK, Irish and Canadian general insurance businesses of Aviva has certainly thrown the cat among the pigeons. Over the weekend there was considerable speculation about who had leaked the story and the motive for doing so. Was…
With the failure of the industry's efforts to persuade the Treasury to freeze, or indeed lower, insurance premium tax on private medical insurance, Veronica Cowan looks at what it would take to lobby more effectively.
The BDMA was established with the aim of raising professional standards in the damage management sector. Edward Murray reports on what it takes for firms to secure a collective corporate badge of approval.
A new report claims the Health & Safety Executive has eased off on enforcing key provisions of health and safety law. Chris Green looks into the issue.
"I applied for a role on a whim two weeks ago - now I've been offered the job. It's all happened so fast and the company wants me to resign before my line manager goes on holiday. I feel quite guilty about this and really need more time to consider…
Mairi MacDonald looks at how the implementation of a 'traffic light' target system alongside new employee benefits has seen staff retention soar at Barbon.
Looking through Post's back catalogue paints a unique picture of more than 150 years of insurance news, as this highlight from 50 years ago reveals.
Looking through Post's back catalogue paints a unique picture of more than 150 years of insurance news, as this highlight from 10 years ago reveals.
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One of Penny's colleagues met up with new Garwyn CEO Stewart McCulloch this week, and by all accounts he seems to be warming quite nicely to his new role in the claims space.