UK motor insurance News

UK Seeks to Reform How Motor, Home Insurers Treat Loyal Customers

The Financial Conduct Authority has set its sights on revamping the UK motor and home insurance marketplace to help customers, especially loyal policyholders, save money. The FCA is proposing reforms of these markets that it says will “enhance competition, ensure …

Sampo Group and S. African Investor to Acquire UK Insurer Hastings for $2.2B in Cash

UK insurer Hasting Group Holdings has agreed to a £1.66 billion (US$2.2 billion) cash acquisition by Finnish insurer Sampo and Rand Merchant Investment Holdings Ltd., a South African financial services investment company. Hastings investors will receive 250 pence for each …

UK to Spend £2.5B on Road Repairs; Potholes Cause 90% of Auto Insurance Claims

Britain will spend an extra 2.5 billion pounds ($3.2 billion) repairing 50 million potholes in roads over the next five years, the government said ahead of new finance minister Rishi Sunak’s first budget on Wednesday. Sunak is expected to unveil …

U.K. Personal Lines Insurers May Face Curbs on Price Hikes Slapped on Renewal Policies

U.K. home and car insurers could be stopped from jacking up prices when customers’ policies come up for renewal as the country’s financial-markets watchdog clamps down on an industry that’s not giving a “good deal” to about 6 million customers. …

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 …

UK Insurer ESure Receives $1.5 Billion Offer from Bain Capital

ESure Group Plc has received an unsolicited offer of about 1.17 billion pounds ($1.5 billion) from Bain Capital Private Equity LP as private equity firms seek to consolidate the insurance industry. The offer of about 280 pence a share in …

UK Motor Insurers to Mutualize Claims for Terrorist Attacks Using Vehicles as Weapons

UK motor insurers have voted for the Motor Insurers Bureau (MIB) to handle and pay the claims from victims involved in a terrorist event where a vehicle is used to kill or injure. MIB is the UK’s not-for-profit body which …

Edison Motor Launches on Volante’s New UK-Based MGA Platform

Volante Global Ltd., a new multi-class and multi-territory international managing general agent (MGA) platform, has announced the launch of Edison Motor and the appointment of Steven Dickie and Doug Ockwell as joint managing directors of the new operation. Edison Motor …

Qatar Re Agrees to Buy Markerstudy’s Insurance Companies in Gibraltar

Qatar Reinsurance Co. Ltd. has signed an agreement to buy four Gibraltar-based insurers from Markerstudy Group. The companies are: Markerstudy Insurance Co. Ltd., Zenith Insurance PLC, St. Julians Insurance Co. Ltd. and Ultimate Insurance Co. Ltd. Financial details of the …

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 …