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    March 21, 2016

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  2. March 16, 2016

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  1. March 1, 2016

    Direct Line cut off by Sainsbury’s

    Direct Line has lost a second large distributor of its insurance policies in three months, after supermarket group J...

  2. Fast FT

    March 1, 2016

    Opening Quote: Barclays exits Africa, Glencore chases debt reduction

    Barclays is getting out of Africa, Glencore has reported a big loss, there may be a US counter bid for the London Stock...

  3. January 12, 2016

    FCA may find equivocation makes exponents look shifty

    The practice of “reservation” — giving answers that are technically accurate but tactically misleading — was honed by...

  4. January 12, 2016

    Direct Line expects UK storms and flooding claims to reach £140m

    Direct Line has become the first insurer to detail the impact of the recent storms and flooding in the north of England...

  5. Fast FT

    January 12, 2016

    Opening Quote: Direct Line inundated by claims

    Direct Line has been inundated by flood claims, Shell is under siege from shareholders, but the pressure has eased...

  6. FT Alphaville

    January 12, 2016

    FT Opening Quote

    Direct Line has been inundated by flood claims, Shell is under siege from shareholders, but the pressure has eased...

  7. Fast FT

    January 12, 2016

    Direct Line expects up to £140m of claims from storms

    Direct Line, the UK insurance company, has warned that it expects to receive up to £140m worth of claims from home and...

  8. January 8, 2016

    Drones dispatched to assess flood damage

    Insurance companies have deployed drones to assess flood damage, as Aberdeenshire became the latest part of the country...

  9. January 4, 2016

    Insurers slide amid FTSE opening day dive

    Insurers joined a market-wide sell-off on Monday as the FTSE 100 began 2016 with its worst opening day performance in...

  10. January 4, 2016

    Christmas floods hit shares of UK-focused insurers

    Shares in UK-focused insurance companies fell sharply on Monday as investors digested the impact of flooding over the...

  11. December 6, 2015

    Bank of England approves all UK insurers on capital calculations

    The Bank of England passed all the British insurers that had applied to do their own calculations on how much capital...

  12. August 28, 2015

    Any takers for half-price Glencore shares?

    Glencore is a business built on its executives’ ability to read markets. They proved how good they were at it in 2011...

  13. August 21, 2015

    UK insurers search for reasons behind surge in motor claims

    Are drivers who text behind the wheel causing more crashes? Irresponsible mobile phone use is among the more...

  14. August 9, 2015

    Zurich targets savings from RSA reinsurance bill

    Zurich Insurance is drawing up plans to slash hundreds of millions of pounds from prospective takeover target RSA’s...

  15. August 4, 2015

    Direct Line cuts costs to deliver profits rise on flat premiums

    Direct Line, the insurer spun off from Royal Bank of Scotland, overcame a fiercely competitive market to deliver a jump...

  16. May 11, 2015

    Sajid Javid boldly goes to Planet Business

    Sajid Javid will surely see his appointment as business secretary through the framing device of Star Trek, a favourite...

  17. April 24, 2015

    Insurance renewal has become a tiresome game

    Last year, we published a column arguing that most people are over-insured and waste substantial sums protecting...

  18. April 9, 2015

    Hastings chief says motor insurance price war is at an end

    Hastings’ chief says the motor insurance industry’s long-running price war is at an end as the Goldman Sachs-backed...

  19. October 10, 2014

    Car insurance premiums back on the rise

    Car insurance premiums have risen for the first time since 2011, according to an index that provides the clearest...

  20. September 25, 2014

    Direct Line dials up £430m disposal

    Shareholders in Direct Line are to receive a cash return of almost £430m after the UK-listed motor insurer agreed to...

  21. September 2, 2014

    Barratt edges towards FTSE 100 exit door

    Barratt Developments is one of the two most likely casualties of Wednesday’s quarterly review of the FTSE 100 index,...

  22. August 22, 2014

    Letting agents ‘double charging’

    Landlords and tenants are being ripped off by letting agents who charge both parties for the same service, research by...

  23. August 17, 2014

    UK insurance: hard driving

    Buying car insurance in the UK is a little like screening stocks. Punch your details into the computer and it spits out...

  24. FT Alphaville

    August 1, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, NEWS RBS warns about government salary cap. Royal Bank of Scotland warned that the government’s...

  25. August 1, 2014

    Direct Line says ‘black boxes’ cut 40% from motor premiums

    Young drivers who have “black boxes” installed in their cars are achieving discounts of up to 40 per cent on their...

  26. July 25, 2014

    Car insurers raise ‘administration’ fees

    Premiums for car insurance continue to fall but insurers are recouping revenue by sharply increasing “sneaky”...

  27. July 16, 2014

    Insurance price comparison websites ‘failing’, says FCA regulator

    Price comparison websites are increasing the risk of consumers buying inappropriate insurance cover by not providing...

  28. June 13, 2014

    Should you say ‘yes’ to TSB shares?

    Investors have been spoilt for choice with new issues this year; the number of initial public offerings has risen...

  29. May 2, 2014

    Get in at the basement, not on the ground floor

    When you’re in a hole, it usually pays to stop digging. So it was remarkable to see both Vince Cable, the business...

  30. March 7, 2014

    What’s all the excitement about IPOs?

    What are you going to do with your Vodafone cash? It’s a question that’s likely to be asked in living rooms and...

  31. February 19, 2014

    Flood payouts to hit RSA and Direct Line hard

    RSA and Direct Line are facing the biggest hits of all large UK listed insurers from the recent floods that have struck...

  32. February 18, 2014

    Flood claims cannot be rushed, say insurers

    Insurers have hit back at Ed Miliband after the Labour leader called on the industry to make payments to flood victims...

  33. January 31, 2014

    Direct Line and PwC win licences to offer legal services

    Some of the biggest names from the insurance and accounting industry have won licences enabling them to offer legal...

  34. January 23, 2014

    Confused signals on UK motor premiums

    If investors in UK motor insurers have been trying to work out what is happening to the nation’s premiums, they can be...

  35. January 17, 2014

    Signs car insurance price war is easing

    Shares in UK motor insurers rallied on Friday after a closely watched premium index indicated a price war in the...

  36. November 15, 2013

    Resurgent Quindell raises £200m

    Investors have ploughed £200m into Quindell Portfolio at a near-record price, just months after the insurance claims...

  37. November 5, 2013

    RSA blames weather for profit warning

    The chief executive of RSA was under fresh pressure from leading investors on Tuesday after the insurer that slashed...

  38. November 4, 2013

    German insurers count catastrophe costs

    Dozens of German insurers are facing large underwriting losses and hits to their balance sheets after an unusually...

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