It has been a week of finance related stories with two high profile acquisitions and three sets of company accounts making up the top five.
Broker highlights 4% rise in turnover.
Commercial director Suzy Middleton says being niche gives broker market advantage.
Parent company Xbridge also reports double digit turnover growth for 2016.
The GI business MD hopes government will finish discount rate consultation quickly after insurer strengthens its reserves by £139m.
Provider posts GI operating loss of £26m after strengthening its reserves by £139m.
However turnover for the year increased slightly.
CEO Peter Blanc explains next steps after Bell & Co deal and praises staff for positive 2016 financial results.
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Turnover at the company rises by 10%.
Market’s COR deteriorates to 97.9% as GWP rises.
Insurer’s COR slips to 88.3%.
But COR for the insurer improves to 82.5% in the region.
Combined operating ratio lifts slightly to 98.8%.
CEO Wilson hails best growth in 11 years and says the insurer is “winning” in the UK.
Personal lines comes in at 104.6% as both lines impacted by Ogden rate change.
UK GI performance was described as “strong” with net written premium increasing by £341m.
Provider posts COR of 89% - identical to 2015.
Tax issue flagged as being based upon an employee benefit trust.
Company allows £20m impact of discount rate change.
CEO explains that the disposal of Thistle was due to it no longer fitting the broker's strategy.
The aggregator posted £73.5m in profit after tax in 2016, an increase of 16%.
Group revenue grows by 9% to £1.26bn.
QBE Europe chief also said he welcomes a review of the discount rate as quickly as possible.