Danny Walkinshaw's round-up of the latest insurance stories online
Forget the election, forget the Premier League title chase – it’s still all about Quinn. The top 10 most popular stories on insurancetimes.co.uk is again dominated by the market’s addiction to the Irish insurer.
And it’s showing no signs of slowing down. Stories emerge daily, with news breaking on Irish newspaper websites as well as here in the UK.
Online traffic has continued to soar as a result, with readers spoilt for choice. Seventy-five per cent of online visitors are clicking from one Quinn report to another and then another; about 50 Quinn-related stories have been posted on our site since the start of the month.
Stories on Quinn’s surprise return to the High Court in Dublin, where it dropped its objection to the appointment of administrators, and its battle with the Irish regulator over its UK ban were just two of those that shot in to the top 10 over the week. Our exclusive online analysis,?‘Will Quinn’s Colin Morgan please stand up?’ was also a hit with visitors, who enjoyed reading an alternative view on the events so far.
Other important news stories may have seemed to languish in the shadow of Quinn, but not so. Our online subscribers read first on insurancetimes.co.uk about the departure of Finsure’s Trevor Brittain as the business entered into run-off for a 12-month period. It was the ninth most popular story last week.
Just making the top 10 was one of our reports on the travel chaos that followed the grounding of all air traffic in the UK as volcanic ash swept in from Iceland. Bad news for travellers – and a potential major headache for travel insurers.