Lloyd’s is beginning to see the green shoots of improved underwriting thanks to stringent business planning measures, executives have said following the market’s interim results.
Lloyd’s recorded pre-tax profits of £2.3bn in the first six months of 2019, with strong investment returns offsetting a year-on-year deterioration in underwriting profitability.
RSA UK & International has merged its Commercial Risk Solutions and Global Risk Solutions businesses to create a single business unit focused on commercial lines, as it seeks to regain profitability.
Charles Taylor saw a pre-tax loss of £2.1m as the group announced the sale of its managing agency to Premia Holdings.
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Legal expenses insurer Das UK returned to profitability last year, recording a combined ratio below 100% for the first time since 2014.
Ardonagh group has confirmed the closure of all Swinton branches as the integration of the business is almost complete.
Ardonagh Group has posted a loss of £44.5m for the first six months of 2019, an increase of £11.7m on the £32.8m loss reported for the same period last year.
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Admiral has reported a hit of £33m from Ogden in the first half of 2019, with a total estimated hit of between £50m and £60m.
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Aviva’s UK general insurance business delivered an operating profit of £172m for the first half of 2019, though the result excludes the £45m expense of strengthening reserves following last month’s discount rate decision.
Zurich UK GI has seen an increase of 144% in operating profits for the first half of 2019.
Ageas UK CEO Andy Watson has criticised the government’s handling of the recent discount rate review, saying decisions made by some insurers to release reserves in anticipation of a higher rate were “a reasonable thing to do.”
Ageas UK saw a £27.6m bounce as a result of the discount rate change, offsetting large motor losses for the half.
Specialist motor insurer ERS has reported a profit of £3.1m, a decrease on £5.6m for the same period last year.
Allianz UK has seen commercial lines underwriting profit slip in the first half.
RSA UK & International CEO Scott Egan hailed progress in the first half of 2019, but said the insurer will remain “vigilant” where it comes to its London Market business.
Direct Line saw profit slide 10.2% for H1 compared to the first half of 2018.
Sabre’s combined operating ratio remained in its target of within the mid-70s range, while premiums shrank 7% in the first half of 2019.
Hiscox has reported a profit before tax of $168m for the first quarter of 2019, up from a profit of $162.7m on the same period last year, despite a higher volume of claims.