Danny Walkinshaw looks at the latest insurance stories online

It’s the time of the year when company results begin to dominate the online insurance news agenda.

UK insurers and global brokers have been reporting their Q2 and half-year results, and the profits and losses have been well documented across the web. Aviva, AXA and RSA are just three to create headlines with their latest results.

The results bonanza has been keeping visitors to Insurancetimes.co.uk well informed, but a host of other major stories also made the charts this week.

The news that the FSA was forced to issue a warning to the customers of broker Jeffery Flanders (Consulting), based in Billingshurst, West Sussex, became the most popular story with visitors.

This was closely followed by the announcement that loss adjuster Teceris was making redundancies, resulting in a number of senior departures from the business. The story was revealed exclusively by Insurancetimes.co.uk.

Also making the top-five list were the latest details surrounding RK Harrison’s group restructure and news of a new chief executive for Zurich UK. Stephen Lewis will replace Guy Munnoch, now bound for Zurich’s South African business.

Elsewhere, the appointment of AIG’s new boss Robert Benmosche caused a stir, particularly in the US, where online coverage of the news included a story titled ‘A dossier on AIG’s new chief Benmosche: the man who downsized Snoopy’, published in the blogs section of the Wall Street Journal site.

Online Top 5

FSA issues broker warning

Customers told to contact insurer to check cove

Loss adjuster sheds staff

Partners at Teceris resign following plans to axe up to six staff

RK Harrison in group restructure

Group to comprise four specialist broking companies

Aviva in profit as costs cut

Andrew Moss praises lower negotiated commission rates

Munnoch replaced as Zurich boss

Stephen Lewis to become UK chief executive, Munnoch to head up South Africa