Danny Walkinshaw looks at the latest insurance stories online

The return of Fantasy Football to insurancetimes.co.uk sent online traffic soaring as avid game players scrambled to the site to sign up for the latest season’s competition.

With even more chances to win, brokers and other industry figures began picking their teams early, but no doubt they will return to the site to make important last-minute changes as the deadline to enter teams closes this Saturday and the points scoring begins.

Competition among players in the same office is set to be as fierce as ever, with heavy traffic directed to the private league pages. If you haven’t done so already, make sure you create your own private league for the office to see who comes out on top, and who knows: you could also be in the running for one of the top prizes, including the Broker Championship, with the winning company receiving a table football game for the office.

Breaking news and other exclusive online content proved a hit with visitors to the site. Subscribers went into a clicking frenzy when the story ‘HSBC Insurance ceases motor business’ landed in their inboxes. The latest development in the HSBC Insurance saga – which has been followed avidly by online readers in recent months – saw the firm announce that it was to cease underwriting motor business through its two insurance operations. Job losses at the firm’s Norwich office could also follow as a consequence.

Online visitors also rushed to read Insurance Times’s story ‘Failed insurer Aldgate may face regulatory probe’ in the latest issue section.

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