Prudential: slow boat to China

Hoist the mainsail and set course for Asia. London-listed insurer Prudential has given itself an end-of-year deadline for demerging its UK operations. Chief...

Insurer Prudential to split by end of year

Prudential, the UK’s biggest insurance company, has confirmed that it will split itself up later this year. The demerger, which will separate the...

Admiral takes £33m hit after UK regulatory change

Admiral’s profits were pushed £33m lower after the motor insurer was harder hit than rivals by changes to the way personal injury claims...

Aegon raids main rival NN for next chief

Dutch insurance group Aegon has hired the head of NN Group as its new chief executive in a rare case of an insurer...

Disgrace insurance: the company that predicts which celebrity will be shamed next

Five years ago, Janet Comenos worked for a mobile phone branding startup. Between sales calls, she developed “a nervous tic”: forever refreshing Perez...

New ransomware targets US and European companies

A new type of ransomware is attacking companies across the US and Europe, prompting a surge in claims on cyber insurance policies.Cyber insurance...

Prudential prepares for the big split

The looming split of Prudential, which will create a new FTSE 100 company worth up to £7bn, could be the first stage in a wider...

Home insurance: ‘Our house was wrecked. But the AA only offered us £4,270’

How much would it cost to fix your home after flooding, with the ceiling collapsed, plaster falling off, electrics dangling and tiles dropping...

Aviva: a Boris bet

Nobody is entirely sure what Aviva is for. Rival London-listed insurer Prudential is about Asian savings growth. Legal & General has a social...

Aviva explores options for Asia unit amid sale speculation

Aviva said it was reviewing strategic options for its Asian operations amid speculation that new chief executive Maurice Tulloch will sell the business....