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Insurer Phoenix back on acquisition trail

22 Mar 2013

LONDON British specialist life insurer Phoenix said it was ready to consider acquisitions for the first time in two years after negotiating easier terms with its lending banks.

Insurer Admiral's price website boosts profit

06 Mar 2013

LONDON British motor insurer Admiral Group Plc reported a higher-than-expected 15 percent profit increase, helped by a turnaround at its Confused.com price comparison website.

Sheilas' Wheels owner esure to float in London

27 Feb 2013

LONDON British home and motor insurer esure plans to list up to half its shares in London next month, valuing the company at as much as 1 billion pounds ($1.5 billion) and raising money to wipe out debt and boost growth.

Boeing insurer: Too early to say how big 787 claims will be

30 Jan 2013

LONDON Boeing Co has some insurance in case its aircraft are grounded, but it is far too soon to say whether the problems with the 787 Dreamliner will lead to significant claims, the head of the planemaker's lead insurer said on Wednesday.

Kidnap insurers eye sales as euro crisis bites

17 Jan 2013

LONDON Insurers see opportunity to sell protection against kidnap risk in southern Europe, predicting that recession and social unrest triggered by the euro crisis will drive more abductions.

Kidnap insurers eye sales as euro crisis bites

16 Jan 2013

LONDON Insurers see opportunity to sell protection against kidnap risk in southern Europe, predicting that recession and social unrest triggered by the euro crisis will drive more abductions.

Kidnap insurers eye sales as euro crisis bites

16 Jan 2013

LONDON Insurers see opportunity to sell protection against kidnap risk in southern Europe, predicting that recession and social unrest triggered by the euro crisis will drive more abductions.

New Generali boss promises "revolution" to boost profit

14 Jan 2013

LONDON New Generali boss Mario Greco hopes to raise 4 billion euros ($5.3 billion) from selling non-strategic businesses, in a "revolution" aimed at turbocharging the Italian insurer's financial performance by 2015.

EU gender price ban boosts UK female retirees - survey

09 Jan 2013

LONDON A European Union ban on insurers charging men and women different prices has boosted the income of British female retirees, finance data firm Moneyfacts said.

EU gender price ban boosts UK female retirees-survey

09 Jan 2013

LONDON, Jan 9 A European Union ban on insurers charging men and women different prices has boosted the income of British female retirees, finance data firm Moneyfacts said.

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