RSA Insurance News

Fitch Affirms Intact’s Ratings After RSA Acquisition; RSA Subsidiary Upgraded to ‘AA-‘

Fitch Ratings has affirmed the Insurer Financial Strength (IFS) ratings of Intact Financial Corp.’s insurance subsidiaries at ‘AA-‘ (very strong), after its acquisition of RSA Insurance Group. Fitch also upgraded the IFS of RSA’s operating subsidiary, Royal & Sun Alliance …

Intact Financial Corp. and Tryg Complete Acquisition of UK’s RSA Insurance

Intact Financial Corp. announced that, together with Tryg A/S, it has completed the acquisition of RSA Insurance Group plc., after receiving all required approvals. Toronto-based Intact retains RSA’s Canadian, UK and International entities, while Tryg, which is heaquartered in Ballerup, …

RSA Names Former Aviva Executive Hodges as Chair of UK, International Businesses

RSA has named appointments for chair and CFO of its UK and International business entities, following the completion of Intact Financial Corp.’s proposed takeover. Mark Hodges, former CEO of Aviva’s UK business and former CEO of British Gas, will take …

Insurers Face Disputes with Their Reinsurers over UK COVID-19 Business Income Claims

Top insurance companies, ordered by Britain’s highest court to pay thousands of small businesses millions of pounds in claims for COVID-19 disruption, are facing a battle with reinsurers over who should foot the bill, industry sources said. Bars, beauty parlors, …

UK Insurer RSA Reports 15% Hike in 2020 Operating Profit

UK insurer RSA has reported a 2020 business operating result of £751 million ($1.1 billion), up 15% from £656 million ($926 million) reported during 2019. The group paid out some £4.6 billion ($6.5 billion) in “normal” claims while also providing …

UK Supreme Court Rules Businesses Should Be Insured for COVID-19 Claims

Small businesses, from restaurants to nightclubs and wedding planners to beauty parlors, on Friday won the right to insurance payouts after Britain’s highest court ruled many policies should cover losses caused by coronavirus lockdowns. Six of the world’s largest commercial …

Canada’s Intact Financial Caps Decade of Acquisitions with $9.4 Billion RSA Deal

After a decade of buying up rivals to become Canada’s largest property and casualty insurer, Intact Financial Corp. is looking across the Atlantic with its biggest deal yet. Intact sealed an agreement Wednesday to buy the Canada, UK and international …

UK Insurer RSA Accepts $9.6 Billion Cash Takeover Offer

Canada’s Intact Financial and Denmark’s Tryg on Wednesday said they had reached an agreement to buy British insurance group RSA for 7.2 billion pounds ($9.6 billion) in cash in one of Europe’s biggest financial takeovers this year. Insurers have become …

Insurers Using Counter-Intuitive Arguments to Escape COVID Liabilities: UK Regulator

Insurers are trying to escape liability for pandemic-related business losses with counter-intuitive arguments that go against the essential purpose of insurance, Britain’s markets watchdog told the UK Supreme Court on Tuesday. A lawyer for the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), which …

Insurers Tell UK Supreme Court They Cannot Provide Unlimited Cover During Pandemic

Major insurance companies told the UK Supreme Court on Monday that thousands of small companies battered by the coronavirus pandemic were not eligible for business interruption payouts and to suggest differently was “reverse engineering.” On the first day of a …