Westpac/John McFarlane: whet, whet, whet

‘Mack the Knife’ could give the Australian bank the edge it seeks READ SOURCE

Aviva chairman Adrian Montague to step down

Aviva chairman Adrian Montague is to step down later this year following a boardroom shake-up at the insurer and amid questions about whether...

Protests hit Hong Kong’s life insurance industry

Months of anti-government protests in Hong Kong have hit one of the city’s most lucrative industries and favoured channels for getting money out...

Insurer Hastings warns on profits amid rising claims costs

UK car insurer Hastings has warned on profits and cut its dividend because of rising claims costs.The company said on Friday that it...

Suncorp and IAG temporarily stop selling insurance in fire-affected areas of Victoria and NSW

Two of Australia’s biggest insurers, Suncorp and IAG, have temporarily stopped selling insurance policies across large swathes of Victoria and some areas in...

Low-paid workers at risk of losing full state pension

About 1m low-paid workers in the UK are at risk of receiving a reduced state pension because of a lack of clarity from...

Josh Frydenberg demands insurers provide unprecedented detail about bushfire property losses

Josh Frydenberg has demanded insurers provide Treasury with an unprecedented level of detail about claims for bushfire property losses, a proposal the industry...

US insurance/Voya: roll up, roll up

Talks with potential suitors have yet to lead to deal for insurer whose shares have hit highs READ SOURCE

Voya Financial held talks over sale to insurance groups

Voya Financial has explored selling itself and held discussions with a number of companies potentially interested in buying the US retirement plan provider,...

Natural disasters/reinsurance: flooded with capital

Hell and high water: natural disasters dominate the news. But last year was not as calamitous as some. The $150bn of losses from...