Mark Richardson examines Intact's track record when it comes to integrating acquisitions and its approach to working with brokers.
Fitch warns that the FCA's potential ban on dual pricing can lead to "significant strain" as it declares a negative outlook for UK home and motor insurers.
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The CMA had recommended price caps, as regulators propose solutions to the 'loyalty penalty', but the ratings agency suggests it could destabilise the market.
Aviva putting 120 people at risk of redundancy was the top clicked on story of the week along with Rural Insurance MD Ian Barclay resigning. Brokers also read about data breaches and Elite being put on negative rating watch.
Rating remains the same at AA-.
Company assigned BBB- status from Fitch.
The ratings agency notes “slow” progress on transformation plan and maintains negative outlook.
Specialists say impact is unlikely to affect the ratings of insurers.
Ratings agency cites Towergate's underperformance against a number of metrics.
Ratings agency says consolidator also faces execution risk in completing transformation plan.
Agency says Ageas Insurance is core to the group.
While the outlook for the company market improves, the London market moves from stable to negative.
Agency expects the insurer to benefit from Covéa takeover.
Ratings specialists flag that time to taken to appoint new CEO could impact strategy.
Rating agency warns that a failure to achieve a 97% COR and a suitable return on equity could lead to a downgrade.
Ratings agency positive around issues in Ireland but ratings watch remains negative.
Rating agency cites unexpected US write-down among reasons for change.
Fitch has affirmed Allianz SE’s insurer financial strength rating as AA-.
Lloyd's of London's financial strength rating has been upheld as A+ while its outlook has been upgraded to positive from stable, by agency Fitch Ratings.
Fitch Ratings has affirmed Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance plc's (RSA) insurer financial strength (IFS) rating at 'A' with a stable outlook.
Moody's Investors Service has downgraded the ratings of Towergate citing the “continued significant levels of financial indebtedness”.
Fitch has stated that the most likely solution to providing insurance coverage in high-flood risk areas of the UK is the introduction of a non-profit risk pool.
Fitch Ratings has affirmed the BBB+ rating of the underwriting members of the Sterling Insurance Group for insurer financial strength.