Fastest job cuts
General insurance companies cut jobs at the fastest rate for more than six years during the first quarter of 2003, according to a CBI report.
Chubb family cover
High net worth insurer Chubb has added family protection cover for car-jacking, stalking and aggravated burglary to its Masterpiece personal insurance policy.
NIG opens branch
NIG has announced an expansion of its regional network of underwriting offices with the opening of a branch in Chelmsford. NIG said the move will see the Essex and East Anglia team move out of London.
Primary Group's agricultural insurer, Rural Insurance, is to provide a discount to members of the RSPCA's animal welfare scheme. Under the arrangement members of the RSCPA scheme, Freedom Food, will receive a 10% discount on all standard policy rates.
A parental guide to address the problem of arson among young children has been published by the Arson Prevention Bureau . The bureau claims arson caused over 1,000 injuries last year.
FSCS test case
A test case that could establish the extent to which corporate policyholders' legal costs are covered by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS), is set to go to appeal.
C&G appoints MD
Congregational & General has appointed Direct Line insurance director Keith Charlton as managing director.
Charlton will take up the post on 1 May when current managing director David Collett retires.
Insurance industry service providers are set to work together more closely following the formation of the Association of Service Providers (ASP).