The Green Insurance Company's pet cover sales grew by 166% last year, and the company also topped £100 000 in donations to animal charities for the first time.
Allianz UK has reported 2011 GWP up more than 10% to £1832.2m (2010: £1663.7m) with operating profit up more than 6% to £168.7m (2010: £158.5m).
RSA has reported a 6% rise in UK premiums to £3.1bn in 2011 and an underwriting profit of £40m (2010: £95m loss).
This week wasn’t the happiest in the Black household.
Yesterday judges published the first proposed sentencing guidelines for people convicted for dangerous dog offences in England and Wales.
Unable to wait patiently in the kitchen for his owner to finish baking his favourite sweet treats, a greedy chocolate Labrador decided to lick the bowl.
The Financial Services Authority has told RBSI to cease using a term in its Direct Line pet insurance that it suggests may be unfair and has reported the insurer to the Office of Fair Trading.
Allianz’s UK boss Andrew Torrance has said “the first period of sanity in 30 years” in the personal motor insurance market has helped make personal lines the growth area for the firm.
Animal-related fraud is on the increase, with exaggerated claims for treatment a common cause. Claire Laver and Carys Clarke examine ways to combat the problem.
The pet insurance sector could offer providers close to £2.5bn in untapped premiums, according to a Defaqto report which found that around 69% of cats and 48% of dogs in the UK are uninsured.
Pet insurance provider Petplan has launched a new look policy range designed to stop customers becoming confused over different levels of cover.
The insurance industry has struggled in its early attempts to adopt social media, due to its staid reputation. Sam Barrett warns that being slow to capitalise on the benefits it can bring means the industry is missing a trick.
Compare the Market is bracing itself for a spike in sales as it prepares to unveil a new multi-million pound above-the-line advertising campaign that will give away a free meerkat toy with every sale of a car, home, van or pet policy.
Legal & General has revealed plans to recruit a 15-strong team of regional sales & marketing experts to support brokers and intermediaries "on the ground", as it prepares to diversify into motor, pet and travel. Duncan Finch, L&G's managing director for…
Hastings Direct has launched pet insurance for Britain’s cat and dog owners.
RSA has reported net written premiums of £2.1bn, up 8%, in the first quarter of 2011.
Allianz Retail has unveiled a new strategy that the business, ultimately, hopes will lead to more cross-selling among its personal lines brokers.
Forty to 50 years ago, the London insurance market claimed it would offer cover for any legitimate risk and, as a young broker, I never imagined I would one day be frustrated by the failure to quote for a simple risk.
The Co-operative Insurance is aiming to sell 10 000 new pet insurance policies, after entering a multi-year deal with underwriter Allianz.
Looking through Post's back catalogue paints a unique picture of more than 150 years of insurance news, as this highlight from five years ago reveals.
Post news editor Mairi MacDonald outlines this week’s major general insurance stories, including the refusal of specialist female insurer Shelia’s Wheels to accept the Association of British Insurers’ suggestion that it could potentially have to re…
Royal Bank of Scotland Insurance has launched into the mid and high-net-worth spaces with a single product/ multi-cover offering, which it plans to sell both direct in-house and through affinity partners.
Motor rates may be stalling but Tom Cooper pinpoints growth strategies to safeguard comparison site expansion.
UK pet owners are facing a steep increase in pet insurance premiums driven by rising vet bills pushing up claims inflation, according to Datamonitor.