Articles by Jonathan Browning and Karin Matussek

UK Household Insurers, Banks Face Action for Overcharging Customers

Providers in the U.K.’s markets for cash savings, mortgages, insurance, mobile phone contracts and broadband are burdening customers with a “loyalty penalty” of around 4 billion pounds ($4.4 billion) a year, the Competition and Markets Authority said. Vulnerable people, including …

Deutsche Bank, BofA, JPM Drawn into Danske Money Laundering Probe: Sources

Deutsche Bank AG and Bank of America Corp. have been contacted by U.S. criminal investigators for information about transactions they handled for a small bank branch in Estonia that’s at the center of one of the biggest money-laundering investigations in …

Former AIG Employees Win UK Court Ruling over $100M in Back Bonuses

A group of former employees at American International Group Inc. won a U.K. court ruling that may pave the way for them to be paid $100 million in bonuses dating back to the financial crisis. The 23 former traders, analysts …

Pro-Brexit Groups, UK Insurance Businessman Banks Probed by Crime Agency

Donations made by pro-Brexit groups including Arron Banks’ Leave.EU will be investigated by police after the Electoral Commission said they may have “knowingly concealed” the true source of 8 million pounds ($10.3 million) of funds to the campaign. The Electoral …

UK Privacy Lawsuit Filed Against Google by IPhone Users Is Dismissed

A U.K. lawsuit filed against Google by millions of iPhone users over data-collection claims was thrown out by a London judge. The group, known as Google You Owe Us, were seeking as much as 3.2 billion pounds ($4.2 billion), according …

Uber Granted 15-Month License to Keep Operating in London

Uber Technologies Inc. was given an 15-month license to operate in London by a judge after the ride-sharing service worked out most of its differences with regulators. Judge Emma Arbuthnot granted the license in a ruling Tuesday. The case stems …

Ex-CEO for AIG Unit Tells UK Court Politics Not Why Bonuses Were Cut

An ex-chief executive officer of AIG’s Financial Products unit repeatedly told a U.K court that political and media pressure didn’t influence the company’s decision to “wipe out” a $600 million employee bonus pool during the financial crisis. “We had pressure …

Bank Danamon Indonesia’s Insurance Unit ‘Attracts Interest’ From Foreign Suitors

PT Bank Danamon Indonesia, the nation’s fifth-largest lender by market value, is fielding interest from foreign suitors seeking a stake in its insurance subsidiary, people familiar with the matter said. Jakarta-based Danamon is working with an adviser as it weighs …

Fosun ‘Seeking Investors’ for Minority Stake in Reinsurance Unit, Peak Re

Fosun International Ltd., the Chinese insurance-to-tourism conglomerate, is seeking investors for a minority stake in its reinsurance business ahead of a possible initial public offering, according to people familiar with the matter. The sale of shares in Peak Reinsurance Co. …

China’s Shenzhen Qianhai Reported to Be Buying Singapore Reinsurer ACR Capital

Shenzhen Qianhai Financial Holdings Co. is close to an agreement to buy ACR Capital Holdings Pte, a reinsurer backed by Singapore’s Temasek Holdings Pte, for about $1 billion, according to people with knowledge of the matter. A deal may be …