A round-up of the latest insurance stories online
The FSA is now used to grabbing headlines and appearing in our online top 10 – but not for much longer.
The Canary Wharf-based regulator often features in this section – most frequently when it has enforced its powers on the insurance sector. But this time it has dominated the rankings for a different reason, and for once it wasn’t the one dishing out the beating.
The abolishment of the FSA was rubber-stamped by the chancellor, George Osborne, last week and our online readers logged on to Insurancetimes.co.uk in their droves to digest the news.
The most popular story was the ABI’s response to the government’s new structure for financial regulation.
But also in the top 10 was the news that many of our online readers didn’t expect to see: that FSA chief executive Hector Sants will play a key role in the new proceedings. The last time he made the list was back in February when he announced his exit.
Regulation reform was also a hot topic elsewhere on the web, including on the Guardian’s Politics Live blog.
Elsewhere on the site, online readers also rushed to read two big stories from last week’s magazine first online. Our exclusive on Chris Blackham’s new venture was a big hit with online readers when we released details on the site. Our coverage of broker’s anger over FSCS charges also sent them into a clicking rage.
The first entry of Grant Ellis’s World Cup diary was also a popular online feature. Keep an eye out for more updates from the Broker Network chairman, currently reporting back from South Africa.