Biba workshops
Biba is organising a series of FSA compliance workshops which kick off in Leeds on 29 April.

The schedule is: Leeds, 29 April; Bristol, 13 May; Manchester, 28 May; Cambridge, 3 June; Leicester, 12 June; Cheshunt, 17 June; Epsom, 25 June; Belfast, 3 July; Glasgow, 8 July; and Stratford-upon-Avon, 10 July.

Capita contract
Capita Insurance Services has been appointed to provide emergency maintenance services for Royal & SunAlliance home insurance claims. The contract, which will be managed by Capita's claims services division, is said to be worth £3.5m over three years.

InsurE-com NU dealInsurE-com has added Norwich Union's Just Car and Your House products to its portal.

Beddis Hobbs sale
Peter Beddis, chief executive of Birmingham broker Beddis Hobbs, has sold part of his controlling interest in the company to three of its directors. He retains 70% of the company's equity.

Sirius contract
Sirius Financial Systems has signed Country Mutual Insurance Brokers to its Sirius for Broking system.

The contract is worth more than £2m and could grow to over £3m in the next three years.

Budget commercial
A commercial vehicle policy for sole traders and partnerships has been launched by Budget Insurance Services.

The policy provides cover for vehicles up to three tonnes and includes breakdown cover, payment protection and uninsured legal recovery as optional extras.

It is underwritten by a panel of insurers including Norwich Union, NIG, Allianz Cornhill and Groupama.

Car premium price
The average car insurance premium for the three million motorists aged 60-75 is £240, according to consultant Tillinghast-Towers Perrin.