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UK's Admiral reinstates travel insurance for new customers, others hold back

10 Jul 2020

LONDON Insurer Admiral has restarted sales of travel insurance to new customers now Britons are once more allowed to go on holiday, but rivals Aviva , Direct Line and LV= are yet to follow.

Builders Persimmon, Vistry point to recovery after weak first half

09 Jul 2020

British homebuilders Persimmon and Vistry said on Thursday interest in new homes had picked up since coronavirus restrictions on the housing market eased in mid-May, propping up order books for this year and supporting prices.

Saga refunds 44 mln pounds to tourists as COVID-19 hammers travel

22 Jun 2020

Saga has refunded 44 million pounds ($54.45 million) of advance payments to customers whose travel was interrupted by the coronavirus outbreak, the British over-50s holidays and insurance specialist said on Monday.

Premier Inn owner Whitbread's $1.2 billion cash call knocks shares

21 May 2020

LONDON Shares in Premier Inn owner Whitbread Plc tumbled 16% on Thursday after it said it would seek 1.01 billion pounds in fresh cash from shareholders to help weather the COVID-19 crisis.

RPT-The return of the cubicle? Companies rethink office life post lockdown

08 May 2020

* White-collar workers to see big changes to workplace, culture

The return of the cubicle? Companies rethink office life post lockdown

07 May 2020

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Insurer Admiral offers refunds to customers as roads empty due to lockdown

21 Apr 2020

LONDON Insurer Admiral said on Tuesday it will return 110 million pounds ($136.43 million) to car and van policyholders who they hope have heeded government advice to stay home and drive less during Britain's coronavirus lockdown.

Jupiter, Merian take coronavirus asset hit, deal still on-track

15 Apr 2020

British asset manager Jupiter Fund Management said on Wednesday its assets under management fell 18.3% in the quarter to end-March as fears over the coronavirus pandemic rattled financial markets.

Stuck-at-home punters flock to financial betting, and lose badly

09 Apr 2020

LONDON The wild swings in stock, currency and commodity prices in recent weeks are proving too tempting for thousands of stuck-at-home punters convinced they know which way markets are headed as the coronavirus ravages economies.

UK insurers axe more than 1 billion sterling in dividends amid coronavirus concerns

08 Apr 2020

LONDON British insurers cancelled more than 1 billion pounds of dividends on Wednesday, in moves welcomed by the Bank of England which had cautioned the sector about the risk of heavy costs from the spread of the coronavirus.

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