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.
Aston Lark made a profit during its transformational year.
Thursday seemed an appropriate day for insurtech Hippo to announce the outcome of its latest funding round – with temperatures reaching 38°C in places, the urge to emulate the mud-wallowing tendencies of its namesake animal became more and more tempting.
Go Compare parent, Goco Group, saw its pre-tax profits fall 52% year-on-year to £7.6m, as revenues from its core price comparison site also slumped.
Scor’s property and casualty division has seen growth in H1 2019, while legal action against Covéa and its CEO and chairman Thierry Derez will continue in 2020.
Beazley saw double-digital premium growth in the first six months of the year, posting a pre-tax profit of $166.4m (£133.9m) largely driven by “exceptional” investment returns.
It was around Spring when office chat turned to the trend of insurers bolstering full year accounts through claims reserve releases.
Broker Network’s parent Bravo Group is set to agree an £80m loan facility with a major global bank that will spur its next round of acquisitions, beginning in the second half of 2019.
Following two consecutive years of poor underwriting results in the UK, RSA has taken decisive action to restructure its business and shrink premiums
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RSA will likely return to better than expected result this year after making £260m of cuts to business lines, analysts say.
Allianz UK CEO Jon Dye confirmed that the transfer of personal lines business from Allianz to LV remains on-track and will be completed within three to four weeks, as the insurer announced its Q1 results.
In anticipation of the new discount rate announcement, expected by 5 August 2019, many insurers have already started to price and reserve at 0%
AIG Europe has reported a profit before tax of £59.5m for the 12 months to 30 November 2018, up from a loss of £431.5m the previous year.
The Financial Reporting Council has issued sanctions against KPMG and others in relation to its Equity Syndicate Management audit.
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Marsh & McLennan’s risk and insurance subsidiaries – Marsh and Guy Carpenter – brought in combined revenues of $2.42bn in the first quarter of 2019, a 3% increase on the same three months last year.