Aviva takes substantial hit from Covid-19 claims


Pandemic-related claims had a significant impact on the insurer’s interim results

Aviva has confirmed that it has taken a £165m hit from Covid-19 claims, it announced in its interim results published this morning.

The impact of the pandemic saw the insurer’s operating profit decline to £1.2bn and combined operating ratio (COR) deteriorate by three points to 99.8% during the first half of 2020.

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