Start-up firm Gilchrist Standard has rolled out a ratings service grading brokers A, B or C.
Fitch has declared a negative outlook for insurers in the UK home and motor markets in 2020 citing high claims inflation and a weak pricing environment.
European reinsurers well-placed to absorb cat losses and take advantage of continued price increases: Fitch
The big four European reinsurers are well capitalised to absorb catastrophe losses and build on pricing increases that are expected to continue into next year, Fitch Ratings has said.
Insurers are coming up with ways to get round obstacles to doing business in Europe after Brexit
AM Best and S&P have withdrawn their financial strength ratings for Bahrain-based Trust Re, due to delays in the reinsurer publishing its financial statements for 2017.
Folgate, which will relaunch as an insurer next month, was assigned a financial strength rating of B from AM Best.
Hyperion is to continue on the acquisition trail, having raised $115m (£88.9m) through debt.
Large insurers with big books of home insurance business could lose out following pricing practices review, but profitability is unlikely to be "heavily dented", ratings agency says.
Marsh’s whirlwind acquisition of JLT surprised ratings agencies, as it was a “larger” deal than expected from the world’s biggest broker.
Ratings agency Moody's has affirmed Aspen's rating following its $2.6bn (£2bn) deal with Apollo, while AM Best has placed it under review.
Global reinsurers have turned to mergers and acquisition deals over the last year in order to remain relevant in the face of challenging market conditions, but S&P maintains a neutral view on this trend.
AM Best has assigned the Lloyd’s Brussels hub a Financial Strength Rating of ‘A’ (Excellent) and a Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of ‘a+’.
Analysis: Has the industry learned its lesson after the collapse of a third unrated insurer in two years?
After three months of solvent run-off, Danish insurer Alpha finally fell over last month. Its collapse sent shockwaves through the market and prompted black cab drivers to besiege the offices of their London broker.
Mergers and acquisitions take many shapes in the UK retail broking market, writes Mike Bruce, CEO broking at Global Risk Partners, noting some deals can actually support an owner's entrepreneurial spirit.
This week the UK has been focused on court cases and Inquiries.
Underwriting pressure from the high cost of doing business have caused Fitch Ratings to report a negative sector outlook for London market reinsurance and insurance in 2018.
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Improved pricing for London Market insurers in 2018 may not be enough to relieve the pressure on underwriting results from high expenses and lower reserve releases, according to Fitch Ratings.
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"Concerning" negative trends within the non-life reinsurance market have been hidden by loss reserve development, an AM Best executives has said.
Global reinsurers continue to feel the pinch of sustained pricing and earning pressure at the half year results, according to Fitch Ratings.
Gibraltar-based Elite Insurance's Insurer Financial Strength rating has been scored as BBB, on Rating Watch Negative.
Fitch Ratings has downgraded Lloyd's of London's outlook to negative from ‘stable’ issuing a stark warning over the markets due deteriorating underwriting performance and increased exposure to catastrophe risk.
AIG’s credit rating has been affirmed by AM Best, putting an end to the firm's credit review and removing a potential roadblock to the firm’s profitability.