Car insurance costs fall ahead of gender equality

The cost of car cover has fallen by 10.3 per cent in the past 12 months as insurers slash prices before being forced to increase them when an EU gender directive comes into force next month.

Complaints about mis-sold PPI top 500,000

The payment protection insurance mis-selling scandal reached a disturbing landmark this week: the Financial Ombudsman received its 500,000 complaint.

Cost of insurance set to soar following European court ruling

Premiums on protection insurance are set to soar. The European Court of Justice has ruled that from 21 December insurers can no longer charge different premiums for men and women, following a challenge by the Belgian consumer group Test-Achats, which argued that pricing by gender was discriminatory.

Sun Life of Canada hit

Sun Life of Canada has been fined £600,000 for not properly looking after one of its with-profit business funds, which had 114,000 policyholders and £1.2bn of assets.

Court win over 10 per cent higher insurance payouts

Insurers were celebrating a £300m court win yesterday after the Court of Appeal reversed a decision affecting personal injury award payouts.

The Leppings Lane end at Hillsborough as the full scale of the April 1989 disaster begins to sink in

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Critics say RSA should be compelled to hand over documents relating to stadium disaster

No quick fix for motor insurance abuses, says watchdog

Industry backs reform of 'dysfunctional' market that adds millions to repair bills

Drivers pay £10 extra on premiums due to 'dysfunctional' motor insurance market

British drivers are paying an extra £10 each year in premiums due to a “dysfunctional” motor insurance market, according to the trading watchdog.

Car insurance industry faces investigation

The motor insurance industry is to face a full-blown investigation after competition watchdogs said the market was not working well for consumers and found premiums were being pushed up by £225 million a year.

Snow drifts can cause mayhem but often bigger
dangers lie in being caught in
traffic jams and being unable to get home

The winter dilemma: cover up or risk it?

Pick wisely when it comes to insuring against the worst the wind and snow can throw at you, says Neasa MacErlean

Kate Hughes: The terminally ill deserve more care from insurers

The last thing families facing bereavement need is to be worried about a policy payout

Jobs go as Direct Line slashes costs

Direct Line Insurance plans to cut almost 900 jobs to make it more profitable as it heads towards a £3bn stock market listing.

Admiral makes strong start to year

Admiral, the motor insurer behind Confused.com, is to pay 6,500 staff a £1,500 bonus in shares after a strong start to the year.

Fewer disasters put insurer Amlin back in the black

Lloyd's of London insurer Amlin bounced back into profit thanks to fewer catastrophes this year than last and also revealed it paid tax at a rate of barely more than 8 per cent.

Ensure you check the wording of your policy before you leave for your travels

Insurers are on the watch for fraud from foreign parts

Companies providing overseas travel cover have to deal with their fair share of dodgy claims, reports Neasa MacErlean.

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