Car insurers in a bit of a jam

Britain's motor insurance market is at its strongest since 2007 but still remains loss-making because of falling premiums, experts have claimed.

New Aviva chief slashes dividend as he continues drive to overhaul insurer

Aviva boss Mark Wilson will this week update investors on the progress he is making overhauling the insurance giant.

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Simon Read: The latest Equitable Life failure is unbelievable

More than 200,000 people who lost money in the collapse of Equitable Life may miss out on compensation because of serious failings by the Government.

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In a landmark agreement, the Government this week agreed to spend £344m next year on flood defences and prevention schemes to help protect some 200,000 homeowners who were at risk of becoming uninsured.

Low cover is no cover in brokers' rogue trick

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Charity insurance deal could boost good causes

A new charity claims to offer competitive home insurance cover while benefiting good causes.

Simon Read: Think hard before spending on mobile phone covers

Mobile phone insurance firms were criticised by the City watchdog this week after it found evidence of unclear terms, and inadequate claims and complaints handling.

Thousands uninsured by ghost car brokers

Hard-up drivers are being tricked by ghost brokers into buying "cheap" car insurance which is actually worthless.

LV introduce 'simplified' sick pay insurance

LV has become the first major insurer to offer simplified sick pay insurance.

European floods set to cost Allianz €350m

Allianz, the German insurer which employs more than 4,000 people in the UK, said it expects floods across central Europe to cost it about €350m (£298m).

Anna Bowes, who is a director of an online site monitoring the UK’s different accounts and bonds

Simon Read: High-interest to no interest: why the best-buy deals stink

Look, what I want from my savings account is simple. I just want to know my cash is safe, is available when I need it and is earning a decent rate of interest.

Simon Read: In need of protection? Don't jump in and fall for the wrong insurance cover

Look, I know you don't want to talk about this – I'm not all that comfortable discussing it myself – but if you have financial responsibilities then you really should think about protecting your family.

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