NU's profits halve due to flood losses

Net written premium was also reduced from £3.13bn in 2006 to £2.95bn according to results published this morning.

Overall parent Aviva reported - general insurance and health profit down 34% to £560m across the group and reiterated exceptional UK weather losses of £235m. Net written GI and health premium worldwide was down 4% to £5.5bn.

Despite the losses Aviva’s combined operating ratio at 97%, was ahead of ‘meet or beat’ commitment of 98% but way below last year’s 92%. The UK COR was 102%.