- NU in European property push Norwich Union (NU) widened its risk acceptance criteria to gain a foothold in the European property market. The insurer has spent the previous six months training its property owners' team to handle European property business, as well as put in place a network of partners across the continent.

- Saga considers flotation Close Brothers was appointed by over-50s insurer Saga to explore options for floating. Andrew Goodsell, Saga chief executive, said: "It is too e