Mutuals

Analysis: A tale of two mutuals

Eleven days apart in June, two of the UK’s mutual insurers – Police Mutual and LV – made announcements regarding their futures. Their decisions herald challenging times for the mutual model.

Royal London to absorb Police Mutual

The Police Mutual Group will become part of life and pensions mutual Royal London, a move driven by a need to bolster its financial position, according to Police Mutual CEO John Perks.

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Analysis: Mutual benefits

With four mutuals making the UK top 20 insurers rankings for 2017 and results outperforming the rest of the market, mutuality is a sector to watch, especially as it is easier to innovate without constant shareholder pressure

Mutuals: Mutual attraction

Mutuals in the general insurance market are causing their publicly owned rivals to sit up and take notice

Shipowners’ Club records improved COR at half year stage

Marine mutual insurer The Shipowners’ Club has delivered an improved half year combined ratio of 87% to August this year (2014: 95.5%), with a small underwriting surplus of $12.9m (£8.4m) on the 2015 policy year (2014: $4.6m).

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