Danny Walkinshaw on the latest stories online

Interim results have crept up on us once again, so it’s no surprise to see major insurers at the top of this week’s Weblog rankings.

Aviva’s third-quarter numbers hit the right note with our online readers.

Our story detailing their progress in the first nine months of the year is this week’s most popular item. Fittingly, news of RSA’s interims follows closely behind.

The last time these two companies appeared together in the top 10 was when RSA made its ambitious £5bn takeover bid for parts of Aviva’s general insurance business.

Those hoping for any hint of a renewed deal (it hasn’t been swept under the carpet just yet), will have been disappointed. Despite this, both insurers report growth, so the results make for interesting reading.

Details of Mapfre’s takeover of Insure and Go are also in our top 10. This story was a surprise for our online readers when it landed in their inboxes. So too was the resignation announcement by Cooper Gay’s UK chief executive Jim Summers.

A Towergate story makes the list for the second week in a row. It again involves people moves, only this time it focuses on two departures to Marsh.

Also among the most-read stories is the FSA dealing a blow to brokers by announcing that its impending review of the Financial Services Compensation Scheme is delayed.

This, of course, gives fresh impetus to our Fair Fees campaign, and you can still sign the petition to give brokers a fairer deal on fees and levies.

Online top 10

Aviva reports flat UK GI premiums but better COR

Insurer sees ‘significant opportunity’ for personal and commercial lines growth

Mapfre acquires Insure and Go

Mapfre chief executive is now Insure and Go director

Cooper Gay chief resigns

Toby Esser steps in to lead Lloyd's broker as Summers exits

RSA UK net premiums up 10%

Insurer expects similar growth rate for full year

QBE appoints global underwriting chief

John Neal moves from chief underwriting officer of Europe to head of global underwriting operations in Sydney

Marsh lands Towergate pair

New Pro Broker head and commercial underwriting manager join Marsh

AXA loses case in ECJ

Ruling means businesses could be liable for further VAT charges

New 'super' speed camera to catch uninsured drivers

The ASSET camera could soon be catching drivers on UK roads

Fair Fees: FSCS funding review delayed

FSA delays review of FSCS funding model indefinitely

The future: Self-reporting motor accidents

A new system uses black box technology to detect incidents and contact insurers directly