Danny Walkinshaw rounds up the latest insurance stories online
On a day when online news was dominated by the coalition government, there was one major story affecting the insurance industry that didn’t go unnoticed on insurancetimes.co.uk.
Breaking news stories about job cuts are historically popular with our online readers, and the recent announcement by The Royal Bank of Scotland that it was to axe 2,000 jobs within its insurance division sent web traffic soaring.
The story prompted much reaction from our online readers, coming days after RBSI’s poor first-quarter results, which are also among the week’s top 10 stories.
When you take away the huge swell of interest surrounding Quinn Insurance, the RBS jobs story has became one of the most popular stories of 2010 on our site – and could find itself in the running for a spot in the top 10 at the end of the year.
Gordon Brown’s announcement on the same day of his departure as Labour party leader made headlines on other major news sites, including the BBC, which, incidentally, reported record online traffic following the general election.
Our online subscribers were treated to some post-election relief when the story on Eliot Powell leaving Oval – ‘Broker boss quits Oval’ – landed in their inboxes after we had broke it exclusively on our site.
Finally, don’t forget to catch our online coverage of this week’s Biba conference at London’s ExCeL centre, including our twice-daily mobile updates that you can watch on your 3G phone.
Also, keep an eye out for our special photo galleries of the exhibition. You can also send your photos to me, and they could appear on the site!