Danny Walkinshaw looks at the latest insurance stories online

  • There’s more bad news for Spurs’ fans, according to Churchill. After failing to claim a spot in next season’s new Europa League despite spending millions on star names, such as England’s David Bentley and Russian hitman Roman Pavlyuchenko, as well as hopes of a top four finish, it has been revealed that if you happen to live close to White Hart Lane there is a 59% above average chance that you will have to make a car insurance claim. The report, which appeared on sites across the web as well as on insurancetimes.co.uk, claimed that motorists living near Premiership football stadiums are more likely to make a claim on their car insurance. A Churchill spokesman said: “Spurs may not be finishing in the top four of the Premier League this season but White Hart Lane has come top of our car insurance league of claims. Incidentally, the safest ground to park your car is Wigan Athletic’s JJB stadium. Elsewhere, Irish insurer Quinn, never shy of a headline or two, was back in the mix following the revelation of its full year results for 2008, brought to you exclusively by insurancetimes.co.uk. The company posted a €58m (£51m) loss for 2008, compared with a €245m profit the previous year.
  • Developments at RBS Insurance continued to emerge, the latest being that its chief executive Chris Sullivan was stepping down to take on a new role within the bank and will be replaced by RBS UK Retail chief executive Paul Geddes. And don’t forget to keep up with Backchat’s the Insider by joining him on his Facebook page.
  • The five most read stories at insurancetimes.co.uk this week
  • Quinn posts €58m loss in 2008
  • Profits drop from €245m to a €58m loss as investments hit by credit crunch
  • Sullivan set for RBSI EXit in JUly
  • Bank in further executive reshuffle
  • AXA plan to kick out weak network partnerShips
  • French giant also cuts capacity from motorcycle broker Carole Nash
  • Lloyd’s broker in Bluefin MBO
  • Philippe Maso says SBJ MBO is the “right strategic solution”
  • Former England rugby captain joins Besso
  • Jason Leonard appointed as business development consultant