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CommentWire
CommentWire

Zurich: last man standing in the battle for RBSI?

Last month, RBS announced that it is to sell its insurance arm, RBSI, in an attempt to increase its capital base in the wake of the ongoing liquidity crisis. As well as boosting the portfolio of the company that successfully makes the acquisition, the move would have industry-wide implications, as the sale of brands including Direct Line would have major repercussions in motor and home insurance.

Published By Datamonitor
27 May 2008
CommentWire
CommentWire

Zurich: going for brokers

Zurich [ZURZN.VX] has announced a recovery in profits, and hinted that there are further improvements to come. Zurich has big ambitions in the UK personal general insurance market, however the success of this strategy will depend on the performance of the broker channel - a risky strategy given the latter's declining revenues last year.

Published By Datamonitor
19 Feb 2004
CommentWire
CommentWire

Zurich: another day, another bond issue

Zurich's [ZURZn.VX] $1 billion bond issue comes hot on the heels of a similar move by Aviva last week. Zurich is seeking to consolidate after an over ambitious expansion program, but it needs to remember that a full recovery in the UK life insurance sector is still some way off.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Sep 2003
CommentWire
CommentWire

Zurich/L&G: annuity rate deal is commendable but consumers must be educated

The agreement between Zurich UK Life and Legal & General will benefit consumers with smaller pension pots who may not have access to the Open Market Option, allowing them to take advantage of an annuity rate from either provider. However, there is still a consumer knowledge gap regarding the Open Market Option, and little scope for less affluent consumers to gain access to financial advice.

Published By Datamonitor
08 Oct 2010
Expert View
Expert View

Zurich's Supreme Court loss is a blow to the insurance industry's efforts to fight fraud

Zurich has failed in its attempt to have an entire third-party liability claim thrown out due to a significant fraudulent component. The UK Supreme Court found that the fraud was not "exceptional" enough to take this action and ordered Zurich to honor the non-fraudulent portion of the claim. This is a blow to insurers' efforts to discourage fraudulent claims and reduce costs.

Published By Datamonitor
02 Jul 2012
Expert View
Expert View

Zurich sets ambitious SME target

With its new e-trading broker platform Zurich's declared intention is to take a 10% share of the SME market. However, it has a number of challenges to overcome first.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Jul 2014
CommentWire
CommentWire

Zurich Financial Services: aiming to net the wealthy

Zurich has launched its high net worth division, Zurich Private Client. The HNW market has stimulated a lot of interest recently, and Zurich hopes the insurance venture will help it move into further HNW services in the future. Its already large over-60 and high-income customer base suggests Zurich has a high potential for success in this market.

Published By Datamonitor
17 Jun 2002
CommentWire
CommentWire

Zopa: lending the eBay way

An online exchange called Zopa has been launched that enables members to borrow or lend up to GBP25,000 from peers rather than using a traditional bank or building society. Building on the eBay concept, the website is a market for lending which provides investors with higher returns and borrowers with preferential rates to those offered on the high street. However, the concept may be a tough sell.

Published By Datamonitor
08 Mar 2005
CommentWire
CommentWire

Zavvi: turning down the music

Entertainment retailer Zavvi has given an update on its first year of trading following the management buy-out and re-branding in September 2007. The results represent a strong comeback in tough conditions, with like-for-like sales up 10% and annual losses cut by more than GBP10 million, despite an 18% slump in music sales.

Published By Datamonitor
17 Sep 2008
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Expert View

Zavvi: facing challenges ahead

In recent years, Virgin Megastores, or Zavvi as it is now known, has struggled to break even. While the retailer has worked hard to improve profitability, continued price deflation and rising fixed costs have made this extremely difficult to achieve. Furthermore, with the music market in decline, growing the top line has also proved to be a challenge for Zavvi.

Published By Datamonitor
07 Apr 2008

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