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  1. August 28, 2015

    Any takers for half-price Glencore shares?

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  2. August 21, 2015

    UK insurers search for reasons behind surge in motor claims

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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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,...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

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    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...

  12. 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...

  13. July 25, 2014

    Car insurers raise ‘administration’ fees

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

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. October 31, 2013

    Direct Line in talks to sell Tracker telematics business

    Direct Line is in advanced talks to dispose of a telematics business to a private equity house, people familiar with...

  27. October 11, 2013

    Royal Mail float generates enthusiasm and controversy

    Royal Mail shares started trading at a healthy premium this week after an initial public offer that generated huge...

  28. October 8, 2013

    Goldman Sachs’ arm buys 50% of Hastings

    Goldman Sachs’ merchant banking division is to complete its first UK private equity deal since 2008 by acquiring a 50...

  29. October 8, 2013

    Direct Line to increase payout after agreeing life policy sale

    Direct Line is set to increase its dividend this year by almost a third, after agreeing to dispose of all its historic...

  30. October 4, 2013

    More for less

    In the past two years alternative business structures (ABSs), enabling non-lawyer ownership and management of law...

  31. October 3, 2013

    The globalisation of investment has diminished GDRs

    A Russian credit card provider founded by an entrepreneur who loves cycling and admits “I don’t know how to manage a...

  32. September 19, 2013

    RBS to raise £630m by selling more Direct Line shares

    Royal Bank of Scotland is set to raise about £630m by selling another chunk of its shares in the insurer Direct Line,...

  33. September 12, 2013

    Royal Mail sell-off delivers boost for new issues market

    The initial public offering of Royal Mail will be financially and politically weighty. The sale of some £1.2bn of...

  34. August 28, 2013

    Big Mother is watching you

    When Apple introduced the Find My iPhone app three years ago, its aim was to help people locate their lost smartphones....

  35. August 6, 2013

    Fresnillo hit as miners hold FTSE back

    Intertek was among the London market’s biggest gainers yesterday after RBC advised clients to close short positions....

  36. August 6, 2013

    How Sheila’s wheels fell off

    The £1.2bn flotation of Esure, owner of the Sheila’s Wheels car insurance brand, has not been an unqualified triumph....

  37. August 2, 2013

    Seize moment for more reforms, insurance chief tells ministers

    The head of Direct Line has called on ministers to press ahead with a fresh clampdown on the country’s so-called...

  38. June 26, 2013

    Direct Line: cost control

    Getting an initial public offering away can be a nervous, touch-and-go affair. So everybody involved in the flotation...

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