financial institutions News

BHSI Taps AIG’s Maxwell, Chubb’s Dilley for Exec. & Professional Lines in S. Europe

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) announced the appointments of Vanessa Maxwell as head of Professional Indemnity & Cyber Insurance and Tom Dilley as head of Financial Institutions in Southern Europe. “Vanessa will focus on building our professional indemnity and cyber …

Wells Fargo Nears $142 Million Consumer Settlement Over Fake Accounts

A California judge has granted a preliminary approval for Wells Fargo & Co.’s agreement to pay $142 million, and perhaps more, to customers whose credit scores were harmed by its employees creating fake accounts in their names, the bank said …

Banks Blast Rule Exposing Them to Consumer Class Actions

U.S. banks and credit card companies could be prevented from blocking customers from banding together to sue them under a rule released by the country’s consumer finance agency on Monday. In releasing the rule, which goes into full effect in …

California Continues to Move Toward Letting Customers Sue Banks

California has taken another step on toward allowing state residents to sue financial institutions for fraud, rather than letting banks force customers to settle disputes in arbitration, as a bill inspired by last year’s Wells Fargo scandal passed a key …

Sompo International to Acquire Novae’s Financial Institutions’ Renewal Rights

Sompo International, a Bermuda-based specialty provider of property and casualty re/insurance, announced its London market insurance platform has agreed to acquire Novae Syndicates Ltd.’s financial institutions’ (FI) renewal rights. The purchase, which excludes emerging markets business, encompasses a portfolio that …

Beazley Offers ‘Seamless’ Financial Lines Cover for Crime, PI & Data Breaches

Beazley has unveiled two sets of financial lines’ products for organizations domiciled outside the United States. One is designed for the specific needs of financial institutions and the other provides comprehensive management liability cover for traditional and emerging risks, the …

Integro Appoints Abraham and Gregory to UK Financial Institutions Group

International broker and risk management firm Integro Insurance Brokers announced the hiring of industry veterans Simon Abraham and Darren Gregory, who join the firm’s growing Financial Institutions group in the London office at 100 Leadenhall Street. The hiring of Abraham …

BHSI Launches Civil Liability Cover for Australia/NZ Financial Institutions

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Co. (BHSI) announced it has launched Professional First Financial Institutions Civil Liability Insurance in Australia and New Zealand. “Many forces have shifted the risk landscape for financial institutions, from the lessons learned from the complex litigation …

CNA Hardy Builds Financial Institutions Team with Goodair & Bazell Appointments

CNA Hardy, a London-based specialist commercial insurance provider for clients within the Lloyd’s and company markets, announced the appointment of Alec Goodair as UK financial institutions (FI) manager and Suzannah Bazell as FI underwriter. Reporting to John Taylor, head of …

BHSI Expands Financial Institutions Cover in Canada; Knight Leads Product Line

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) announced that it is introducing four new executive & professional lines products for financial institutions and named Andrew Knight as national director of Financial Institutions, Executive & Professional Lines, in Canada. The new products are: …