Post - 2011-08-11

BIS Countdown - British Gas: A closer bond

British Gas Insurance launched in 2009 with ambitions to become a major player, and fast. Jonathan Swift talks to Chris Stern and Edward Dutton about the challenges and opportunities they have encountered 
to date.

Giles in bid to protect jobs after CBG buy

Expansionist broker Giles has vowed to protect jobs “where possible”, following the acquisition of Manchester-based broker CBG, which is expected to be finalised within two weeks.

Quadra lures back previous customers

A Manchester-based loss adjusting firm, created by the founders of Carr Greenwood Smith, has won back old customers UK General and Ecclesiastical following its split from Merlin in March last year and recruited more than a dozen employees.

Aviva rules out target change despite over-achieving

Aviva has pinpointed a much improved private motor result as being pivotal to it posting an above-target combined ratio of 96% (H1 2010: 98%) for its half-year UK general insurance business. But despite emphasising “strong continued momentum” in UK GI…

Mitsui poaches Catlin pair in Midlands market push

Mitsui Sumitomo has enticed an underwriting duo from Catlin to spearhead its regional mid-market push in the Midlands, Post has learnt, having earlier lured a team from Chubb to build its presence in Ireland.

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