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British Insurers Suspend Sale of Travel Insurance to New Customers

British insurers Admiral, Aviva and Direct Line are no longer offering travel insurance to new customers, they said on their websites on Friday. “The ongoing global situation with coronavirus means there’s much greater likelihood of disruption to people’s travel plans, …

UK to Alter ‘Ogden Rate’ Used to Calculate Personal Injury Payments

Britain plans to alter the rate used to calculate upfront personal injury payments, the Ministry of Justice said on Thursday, a move which will reduce those payments and insurance premiums. Motor insurers’ profits were dented and insurance premiums have risen …

More UK Insurers Consider Move to Ireland for Europe HQs: Central Bank

A growing number of global insurers are considering moving to Ireland and some may choose to locate European headquarters there rather than Britain following that country’s vote to leave the European Union, Ireland’s central bank said on Thursday. Ireland is …

AIG May Move Europe HQ from London to Another EU Country on Brexit

U.S. insurer AIG may move its European headquarters from London to another European Union country because of Britain’s vote to leave the EU, the head of the AIG’s European and UK operations said at an industry conference on Tuesday. AIG …

Brexit Vote Prompts Inquiries from Insurers Weighing Opening Offices in Dublin

Ireland says the Brexit vote has led to a jump in inquiries from London firms considering opening offices in Dublin, one of a handful of European cities trying to draw business away from Britain’s financial center. Irish officials say they …

Britain Raises Insurance Premium Tax to 10% to Fund Flood Defenses

Britain’s finance minister George Osborne said on Wednesday he would raise the tax on motor and home insurance premiums by 0.5 percentage points to 10 percent to fund flood defenses, boosting insurance shares as the rise was smaller than anticipated. …

New British Insurance Premium Tax Hike Could Further Squeeze Insurer Margins

A tax hike on British motor and home insurance policies effective from Sunday is set to hit consumers and could trigger a fresh round of margin-squeezing price competition among general insurers. The jump in the insurance premium tax (IPT), to …

Best Affirms W.R. Berkley and Subs ‘A+’ Ratings; Outlook Stable

A.M. Best Co. has affirmed the financial strength rating (FSR) of ‘A+’ (Superior) and issuer credit ratings (ICR) of “aa-” of Berkley Insurance Group, Admiral Insurance Group, Berkley Regional Group and Nautilus Insurance Group and their respective property/casualty members. Best …