Robert Hiscox is not too enamoured with the press at the moment, it would seem.

The chairman of Hiscox has only just recovered from a piece in a certain Sunday newspaper claiming that he wouldn’t mind if Lloyd’s was bulldozed.

Now the outspoken insurer is fending off another article trying to besmirch his name.

Hiscox, along with other members of the Lloyd’s hierarchy, has apparently sent a letter to Lloyd’s complaining that new money entering the market is being judged on less strenuous capital rules to everyone else.

But the letter, it is claimed, does not exist.

According to Backchat sources, however, one with a Hiscox crest is definitely winging its way to the editor’s door.