Insurance news is good for Lloyd’s of London

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The market will now be returning to profit once more. Lloyds of London has released their most recent insurance news, and it sounds very positive after experiencing no major natural disasters in the first half of the year, allowing the market to return to half-year profitability. The pre-tax profit that the insurance market has estimated for the first half of 2012 is £1.53 billion. When compared to the first half of 2011, in which the claims from the March tsunami in Japan were coming in, Lloyd’s of London had experienced…

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Leading European property and casualty insurers saw premiums increase of 5.2%

Spain-based MAPFRE has released the results of its 7th annual survey of European insurance companies and has ordered them based on their writing of gross premiums, determining that all of the top insurers were able to both raise their revenues from premiums and achieve successful outcomes that were largely based on activity outside their own countries. The survey specifically examined non-life insurers, and the report published by MAPFRE stated that the top ten insurance companies saw an increase of 5.2 percent in their premiums, bringing them to $283.39 billion in…

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Survey says that car dealerships profit big time from selling insurance products

Finaccord, a financial market research group, conducted a study across 26 countries regarding the financial impact of up-selling consumers on “extras” when they purchase a new car. The numbers are staggering on how it’s affecting car dealers and manufacturers profit margins.   When dealerships partake in selling insurance products like gap insurance, extended warranties, auto insurance, roadside assistant programs and creditor insurance they benefit wildly. According to Finnacord, their study shows the importance of the said factors to the automotive industry in the whole of Europe. In the countries that were…

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