RBC Insurance is selling its home and auto business to Aviva Canada

This will bring about the shift in employment of about 575 employees from one company to the next. The RBC Insurance company in Canada has announced that it will be selling both its home and auto businesses to Aviva, in a massive move that will require some employees to move to the new insurer while others remain with the Royal Bank of Canada. It has been estimated that 575 people will be swapping insurance companies while the remainder will stay put. Initial reports have stated that RBC Insurance will be…

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Auto insurance fraud suffers a blow in the United Kingdom

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UK Ministry of Justice puts an end to compensation for minor whiplash injuries The United Kingdom government is working to combat auto insurance fraud and the Ministry of Justice is putting an end to compensation for minor whiplash injuries caused by car accidents. Instead of receiving compensation from their auto insurance providers, their rehabilitation will be paid for, which the government expected will save consumers an estimated $1 billion a year in insurance costs. Moreover, cutting down of fraudulent claims may lead to a decrease in auto insurance premiums. Changes…

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Life insurance product from Barclays classed as “simple”

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Life insurance policy is the first of its kind to be designated as a “simple” product A new life insurance policy being sold by Barclays and underwritten by Aviva has become the first product of its kind to be classified as “simple” by the British Standards Institution. Last year, the Bank of England issued a report regarding the need for simplistic products within the financial services sector. Typically, many insurance products are difficult to understand because of their complex nature. This can make it difficult for people to find the…

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European insurance industry sees major promise in the east

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European insurance industry sets sights on China Many sectors in the global insurance industry have been experiencing exceptional growth in recent years. For European insurance giants, Asia is becoming the most attractive market in the world. Prudential, the largest insurer in Europe, claims that the best investments that the insurance industry can make are in Asia. Prudential CEO Tidjane Thiam notes that China, in particular, is home to the fastest growing sector of the insurance industry, making the country very attractive to investors despite some of the restrictions imposed on…

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