A round-up of the latest insurance stories online

There was a heap of traffic on our website last week in anticipation of our latest issue. Online readers headed straight to our breaking news story about brokers’ claims that rival insurers were trying to steal commercial business from NIG.

Not content with just a preview, many went on to read the full story before it was released in print last week. The frenzy of interest made it the most read story on the site.

Last week, we also revealed online the departure of Zurich’s personal lines broker boss Mark Coffey. After breaking the story on our website, subscribers to our news alert service were the first to read the news when it landed in their inboxes.

The insurance issues understood to have put a spanner in the works of David Beckham’s loan to Tottenham Hotspur came up once again. We reported how Beckham was prevented from playing in a behind-closed-doors friendly match due to issues over who would pay his insurance. The story sent traffic on the site sky high.

Naomi Campbell’s case continues to cause a stir. Hiscox was the latest to comment on how it could impact on the future of conditional fee arrangements.

It’s not the first week ‘cash for crash’ has featured in the Weblog list of top 10 stories.

With the IFB and police stepping up their assault on the scams, our online readers appear to enjoy seeing justice prevail.

And our online-only content subscribers took advantage of our exclusive preview of the top 20 claims personalities before we published the full story in last week’s magazine.

Online Top 10

NIG denies losing commercial business to rivals

Insurer boss insists commercial book is safe from rivals

Zurich's personal lines broker head departs

Coffey exits Zurich in the wake of UK shake-up

Hiscox responds to Naomi Campbell case

Recoverable CFAs and ATE premiums should be abolished, says insurer

Six 'cash for crash' insurance fraudsters charged

Police charge six people connected to Lancashire scam

David Beckham insurance policy woes continue

Insurance prevents David Beckham's latest attempt at playing for Spurs, say reports

Zurich unveils new UK global corporate chief

New chief executive Ann Haugh aims to strenghten Zurich's GCUK position

Music downloads not covered - Which?

Which? 'surprised' at lack of cover for digital downloads

Amlin buys JR Clare Underwriting

Amlin buys household and commercial MGA following solvency issues

Brit Insurance offer deadline extended fourth time

Achilles and Brit hand more time to shareholders

ABI: gender ban could be a month away

European court judgement means females and males must be priced the same