RSA Insurance News

Insurtech Zego Expands Partnership with RSA to Provide Cover for UK Van Fleets

London-based insurtech Zego has expanded its partnership with RSA Insurance to provide flexible cover for van fleets. Zego is offering usage-based policies to delivery, courier or trade van fleets of 20-200 vehicles in the UK – reducing upfront costs for …

UK Regulator Seeks Court Review in July to Resolve COVID-19 Insurance Dispute

Britain’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) aims to get business interruption insurance policies examined by a court as soon as July, a member of a policyholder action group said on Thursday. The Hiscox Action Group, which is seeking to sue Hiscox …

Two Law Firms Seek British Businesses to Join Biz Interruption Lawsuit Against Allianz

Two law firms said on Tuesday they were gathering companies in Britain for a potential group lawsuit against German insurer Allianz for rejecting business interruption claims during the coronavirus pandemic. Edwin Coe and Harris Balcombe said they wanted to challenge …

UK Regulator Wants Courts to Clarify Wording of Disputed Business Interruption Policies

Britain’s financial watchdog said on Friday it would urgently ask the courts to clarify uncertainty over whether businesses can claim compensation for disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) also told all insurers to assess whether …

Top Insurers Face Lawsuit from UK Hospitality Sector on Rejected Biz Interruption Claims

Top insurers such as AXA, RSA, QBE and Zurich face a potential multi-million-pound lawsuit from British pubs, hotels, restaurants and leisure groups, who allege that legitimate business interruption claims have been rejected. A new Hospitality Insurance Action Group (HIGA) on …

Growing Number of UK Insurers Cancel Dividends Amid COVID-19 Concerns

British insurers canceled more than 1 billion pounds ($1.2 billion) of dividends on Wednesday, in moves welcomed by the Bank of England which had cautioned the sector about the risk of heavy costs from the spread of the coronavirus. Aviva, …

Canadian Insurers Hit with Lawsuit on Refusal to Pay COVID-19 Biz Income Claims

A class action lawsuit has been filed against Canada’s top indemnity insurers for breach of contract in their refusal to pay business interruption claims from the COVID-19 crisis. “Indemnity insurers are wrongfully refusing to honor their contracts,” said E.F. Anthony …

RSA Luxembourg Appoints Conran as Permanent CEO

Rachel Conran has been appointed as the permanent CEO of RSA Luxembourg, subject to regulatory approval. Conran has been the interim CEO since August 2018 and joined RSA earlier this year as chief underwriting officer for Global Risk Solutions (GRS). …

RSA Ireland Names Thompson from Insurance Ireland as CEO

Kevin Thompson has been appointed chief executive of RSA Ireland after being approved by the regulator Central Bank of Ireland. He will replace Ken Norgrove, who is moving to the role of CEO of Codan/Trygg-Hansa, RSA Group’s Scandinavian business. Thompson …

U.K. Insurer RSA Merges Commercial Risk Solutions, Global Risk Solutions Businesses

RSA UK & International has merged its Commercial Risk Solutions (CRS) and Global Risk Solutions (GRS) businesses to create a single business unit focused on commercial lines. This move follows another restructuring in 2016 when the two divisions — CRS …