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Hiscox profits dive 61% in 2019

Hiscox Group has reported a slump in pre-tax profits to $53.1m (£41.6m) in 2019 as catastrophe costs of $165m took their toll despite a significant rise in investment income.

Hastings sees profit slide 42%

Hastings’ share price took a tumble as it revealed operating profit fell 42% in a year that the insurer was hit by the Ogden rate and claims inflation.

FSCS declares CBL Insurance Europe in default

The Financial Services Compensation Scheme is now stepping in to protect the majority of policies sold in the UK to individuals and small businesses by CBL Insurance Europe having declared the insurer to be in default.

Analysis: 19th Century insurance frauds

Scandal, fraud, deception and rabid profiteering have never been far away from the insurance industry. Indeed, it is probably fair to say they have been uneasy bedfellows ever since the modern insurance industry started to lay its foundations in this…

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