Leading accountant Scicluna to be chairman of RSA

One of Britain's leading accountants is taking over as chairman of RSA, the FTSE 100 insurer that owns the More Than brand.

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Men to be hit by early moves to ban gender pricing in insurance

Thousands of male pension savers will be left out of pocket as leading insurers are enforcing a European Union rule banning gender pricing ahead of schedule.

Esure shake-up ahead of IPO

Esure, the insurer whose adverts featured Michael Winner, has shuffled its board ahead of an expected stock market flotation next year.

One in five drivers is uninsured or MOT-less

A startling number of British drivers are risking huge fines, a criminal record, injury and even death by driving without an MOT or insurance, with many either claiming ignorance or a lack of funds.

RSA to target Latin America

RSA Insurance has fixed its sights on Latin America after revenues grew in the first nine months of the year.

Motor cover gets cheaper – but it won't last

With pieces of good financial news few and far between, young drivers in particular will be pleased to hear that average comprehensive car insurance prices for 17 to 20 year olds have dropped by £360, or about 14 per cent since the middle of 2010, to a typical £757 today.

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

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