Globally, Axa Group reported underlying earnings down 6% to €3854m versus 2008, adjusted earnings down 8% to €3468m and net income up 283% to €3606m (on a comparable basis).
Would Lord Justice Jackson's recommendations on costs reform really decimate the after-the-event market? Veronica Cowan canvasses views from those affected.
With the perfect scenario for vehicle replacement still a long way off, Brendan Keane examines whether recent developments are taking the industry towards it.
The Financial Ombudsman Service's lead insurance specialist has called for clarity on behalf of consumers around the use of credit hire operators in the insurance industry.
The Association of British Insurers has called on its members and the legal profession to work together to ensure the Ministry of Justice's new motor claims handling process is a success.
Axa Insurance's withdrawal from the Association of British Insurers' general terms of agreement has been good for the insurer's performance, according to its technical manager for motor claims.
Insurer capital and information could prove vital in the fight against fraud, according to detective chief inspector Andy MacKay of the Association of Chief Police Officers' Vehicle Crime Intelligence Service.
Ministry of Justice personal injury reforms will place greater time constraints on insurers than claimant lawyers, according to Tony Emms, motor claims director at Zurich.
The Motor Insurers' Bureau has warned that the Motor Insurance Database must be accurate for the continuous insurance enforcement scheme to be a success.
The nature of insurance fraud makes it difficult for the Crown Prosecution Service to take such cases to court, according to detective chief inspector Andy MacKay, of the Association of Chief Police Officers' Vehicle Crime Intelligence Service.
With the tenth anniversary of Dimond v Lovell approaching, Post hosted a candid debate on the issues surrounding vehicle provision in motor claims. Jonathan Swift reports.
The UK motor claims sector is going through a period of rapid change, with the impending introduction of the Ministry of Justice reforms very high on the industry's agenda.
Confused and EMB have launched a quarterly car insurance price index that shows the average cost of the cheapest quote rose by 12.7% in 2009.
Kwik Fit's insurance arm is expected to retain its brand if sold for the fourth time in just over a decade by its private equity owners.
Tesco Bank is poised to sign deals with several insurers, including up-for-sale Provident, to handle "non-standard risks" as part of a panel arrangement, Post has learnt.
The Accident Management Association and National Association of Credit Hire Operators are poised to merge, Post has learnt.
Rias has launched an MOT protection product for the over 50s motor market.
QBE European Operations, the specialist business insurer, today announced the appointment of Steve Dickie to the position of motor fleet portfolio manager within QBE’s motor division.
Stolen vehicle recover operator Tracker has signed an exclusive five-year extension on its partnership with the UK Police Force.
Increases in financial institutions' insurance ranged from more than 40% to 50% in Turkey, to 10% in Switzerland and South Africa. In the UK and Ireland, increases ranged from 10% to 30%.
Almost 90% of claimants are satisfied with their motor insurance claims service, new research has revealed.
Groupama has appointed Arista regional underwriting manager Dawn Dillaway as its first head of commercial underwriting.
Chaucer Insurance has appointed Ken Hutchinson as its new head of e-commerce.