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Aviva primes Irish health business for possible sale

Aviva is examining its Irish health insurance arm for a potential sale, Post understands, but the plan is in an early stage and no decisions have been made.

Consumer group calls for fines for unsimplified policy documents

A third of insurance policies are written at a university-equivalent reading level, making them inaccessible to large portions of the population, according to research by consumer group Fairer Finance.

Innovation Broking attracts £2m VC investment

Clear completes 19th acquisition with Emson Corporate Services buy

Co-op announces trio of hires with appointment of NEDs and COO

The Co-operative Insurance has appointed two non-executive directors to its board and hired a chief operating officer to join the executive management team.

County Group strengthens leadership team to boost growth

The County Group has hired a group finance director and integration head to assist its organic and acquisitive growth plans.

London remains key market for energy buyers

London is still the number one market for many energy buyers with the concentration and experience of the market leading to a more efficient buying process, a risk expert told the London Power Forum this month.

Quiz of the week – 13 November 2015

Test your knowledge of the week’s insurance news, with the Post insurance quiz of the week.

Stewart to step down as chairman at L G

Legal & General chairman John Stewart will retire in 2016, with no firm date set yet as the company looks for a successor.

Late bid by CSC in Xchanging takeover

Procurement and technology provider Xchanging has seen another takeover bid, this time from US-based technology company CSC.

IAG drops Australia from logo

IAG has decided to drop Insurance Australia Group from its logo and will now use lower case letters for its overall brand.

Transactor joins MGAA as supplier member

Software provider Transactor has become a supplier member of the Managing General Agents’ Association.

First 4 Lawyers fears ‘unintended consequences’ of CMC regulation

The Ministry of Justice must focus on claims management companies in the financial products market in its review of CMC regulation and not impinge on the wider claims management sector, according to First 4 Lawyers.

SME cyber product launched by HSB to target gap in market

A cyber insurance product targeted for small to medium-sized businesses was launched by HSB Engineering Insurance today (12 November).