All articles by Billy Bambrough

Billy Bambrough

Are Facebook likes and Twitter followers the new way to rank the big life insurance providers?

Insurance companies spend millions building their online presence to help sell their products and promote their brand. With social media becoming ever more pervasive, is this the new way to sort the big fish from the small fry? Billy Bambrough looks at the 25 largest insurers on Facebook and Twitter

Aviva to sell share in Delta Lloyd

Aviva plc has said that the firm intends to sell the remaining 19.4% of its stake in Delta Lloyd NV, an Amsterdam-based financial services provider, for GBP353m

Insurance Australia Group to sell its loss-making UK business

Insurance Australia Group Limited (IAG) has agreed to sell all its Equity Red Star business in UK to private equity firm Aquiline Capital Partners for $A130m ($130m).

Cigna and Saico team up to extend offerings

Cigna and Saudi Arabian Insurance Company BSC (Saico) have signed a joint-venture agreement to enhance their 11-year business relationship.

Northwestern Mutual to recruit more than 5,500 financial professionals in 2013

Northwestern Mutual today announced its is aiming to add 5,500 financial professionals – including both financial representatives and financial representative interns – in 2013 in response to an increasing demand for financial security planning.

US Treasury closes US$7.6 billion public offering of AIG common shares

The US Treasury has completed the sale of 234m shares of common stock of American International Group (AIG), a life insurance and retirement services provider based in the US, at a price of $32.5 per share.

Santander and AEGON form a partnership

Santander and AEGON have announced they will create a new life insurance company.

China regulator to review HSBC’s Ping An sale

The China Insurance Regulatory Commission is seeking more information from Ping An Insurance after reviewing HSBC’s planned sale of its $9.4bn stake in China’s No.2 insurer.