Danny Walkinshaw looks at the latest insurance stories online

When the words ‘FSA’, ‘broker’ and ‘ban’ appear in the same headline it’s an absolute certainty the story will cause a clicking frenzy among online subscribers.

This week, it was the most read story on the website as the regulator threw the book at two brothers, Faraz and Waqas Ahmed Siddique, for lying to cover up a criminal conviction.

The big question I know you’re all wondering is whether this story will make in to the top five most read stories of the year? Well, you’ll just have to wait a couple more weeks to find out.

Equally as popular was our latest photo gallery, as online users jumped at the chance to click through photos taken at the final of the IT Pack.

In third place, Jardine Lloyd Thompson’s acquisition of HSBC Actuaries and Consultants Ltd, part of the insurance broker business being tracked by Marsh, came out of the blue and was lapped up by visitors to the site.

Aviva’s restructure, in which new UK boss Mark Hodges named his leadership and executive teams, threw up the appointment of David McMillan as the insurer’s new general insurance chief executive. In his first interview, McMillan revealed to Insurance Times online readers his thoughts on the broker market.

Another story broken exclusively on insurancetimes.co.uk had former Brokerbility boss Stuart Randall confirming he had stepped down after selling his shares to management.

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Online Top 5

FSA bans two brokers

Brothers banned for concealing criminal record from FSA

Photo special: IT Pack

The final gathering of IT Pack members in pictures

JLT in HSBC Insurance Brokers deal

Lloyd's broker acquires HSBC Actuaries and Consultants Ltd (HACL) for £27.5m

'Brokers are jewel in crown', says new Aviva GI boss

David McMillan promises broker support while continuing to rebrand

Randall steps down from Brokerbility

Broking group founder sells stake to management