Latest Intelligence on General Insurance, Property and Casualty

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Allianz: on the prowl for a UK acquisition

Published By Datamonitor
27 Nov 2000
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Equitable Life: an inequitable death

Published By Datamonitor
08 Dec 2000
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Terrorism insurance: how to cover the unimaginable?

Published By Datamonitor
12 Sep 2001
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Lloyd's of London: losses loom large

Lloyd's of London is taking the first step towards revamping its business, by reporting its accounts on an annual basis. It also plans to scrap its 'names' system of capacity financing. The accounting reform will not produce better results - but it will at least help the firm isolate weaker areas and perform some essential pruning.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Apr 2002
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US baby boomers: chasing the golden years

According to AARP's survey, many of America's baby boomers feel they are lagging behind financially. Such worrying sentiments are likely to drive changing patterns of consumption: makers of consumer packaged goods must now focus not only on offering high quality products, but also at lower prices and more readily at discount channels.

Published By Datamonitor
02 Dec 2002
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IT architecture: FS institutions opt for J2EE

Just less than half of the European retail financial services institutions surveyed by Datamonitor are using J2EE as their primary environment for web-enabled application development. J2EE is doing particularly well in the UK, France and Germany, but still has some way to go in the Spanish and Italian markets.

Published By Datamonitor
03 Jun 2003
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Pensions: protecting security in old age

There is mounting speculation that the UK government is set to introduce a form of compulsory pensions insurance to help protect the growing number of final salary policyholders who are being left high and dry. If implemented, this scheme will ensure a fairer distribution of benefits among policyholders.<BR />

Published By Datamonitor
05 Jun 2003
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Churchill: from Suisse to Scotland

Royal Bank of Scotland [RBS.L] will become the UK's third largest general insurer after announcing the acquisition of Churchill from Credit Suisse's [CSR] struggling insurance arm Winterthur. Churchill will be a valuable addition to RBS's portfolio of assets, complementing the Direct Line business and reducing RBS's reliance on interest payments.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Jun 2003
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Norwich Union: wealth of fraudster information

Norwich Union has discovered that a member of staff was artificially inflating claims over a 10 year period. This discovery marks a victory in the long-running battle between insurers and fraudsters, thought by the AIB to cost the industry GBP2.5 billion a year. Insurers must be willing to share claims information if they are to effectively cut the cost of fraud.<BR />

Published By Datamonitor
20 Jun 2003
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UK insurance: new competition

Peter Wood, the founder of Esure and Direct Line, is to launch another insurance start-up with the financial banking of HBOS [HBOS.L]. The insurer will focus on higher premium and non-standard motor and may also target the small and commercial fleet market. To achieve underwriting profitability it will need to choose carefully the risks it takes on and price accordingly.<BR />

Published By Datamonitor
26 Jun 2003

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