U.K. Insurance Market stable despite softening cycle, says report

The support insurance companies have enjoyed from the steady growth of the economy in recent years is set to come under increased pressure as a result of the credit crunch. This comes at a time when the sector also faces softening market conditions and reduced underwriting margins.

"Standard & Poor's has stated that the U.K. economy is one of the most exposed in Europe to recession risks and this, combined with predictions from the Bank of England that growth is likely to shudder to a halt i