A round-up of the latest insurance stories online
Stories about jobs, acquisitions and results dominate the headlines this week, with our 10 most popular stories all echoing a similar theme.
Top of the pile, and receiving an enormous number of clicks, is our story revealing that 44 jobs are on the line at Bluefin’s SME underwriting business Elite, the result of the AXA-owned broker’s move to close the business.
Web traffic surged when we broke the news about the future of property repair and maintenance firm Rok. The story about the company being put into administration makes second spot.
Follow-up stories emerged as developments at Rok unfolded, including its involvement with Tesco; this ranks eighth in our list of top news. An exclusive analysis about what went wrong at Rok features in our subscriber-only channels.
On the main site – and achieving third spot – we reveal the fallout from this year’s solicitors’ professional indemnity insurance renewal period by giving a breakdown of capacity picked up by participating insurers.
CCV’s frolics in the acquisition market again piqued online readers’ interest, with web viewers finding out about CCV’s deal to buy BIB Group before the story appeared in the magazine. It was a similar scenario with our details of movers and shakers at Giles.
Our top 10 also includes more – yes more – big M&A activity, with Towers Watson swooping to buy insurance consultancy firm EMB.
Finally, in 10th spot, there is more job woe, with Groupama-owned Choice Quote confirming it is in consultation with 68 staff over proposals to switch some business to its motorcycle broker Carole Nash.