According to media reports  Brady W. Dougan, CEO of Swiss Bank Credit Suisse (pictured), will be replaced as CEO of Credit Suisse by Tidjane Thiam of insurance company Prudential. (Photograph: WALTER BIERI/EPA)

Prudential’s Tidjane Thiam is to replace Brady Dougan as chief executive officer of Credit Suisse as the bank grapples with regulations that have pr(...)

Takeover of Friends Life Group by Aviva would be the biggest takeover in the UK insurance industry in 15 years and create a company with 16 million customers. Photograph: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg

Aviva plc, Britain’s second biggest insurer by market value, fell the most since July in London trading after saying it was in talks to buy Friends Li(...)

Photograph: Reuters/Lucy Nicholson
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Picture of the week: The next frontier Virgin Galactic chief executive George Whitesides stands in front of the WhiteKnightTwo c(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar: recently presented  with a “number of solutions to address the affordability issues facing health insurance customers”.   Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A number of health insurance companies have welcomed proposals by the Minister for Health for a freeze on premium increases in return for no increase(...)

It may be the best days of your life, but going to college may also be one of the most expensive times, particularly if you are not in a position to t(...)

Latest changes have failed to drive the insurer’s share price. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

UK insurer Aviva said it aimed to double the excess cash it generates during the next stage of a turnaround plan, but its shares fell on concerns the (...)

Aoibhin Lennon, client director at MediaVest

“Data-led” advertising planning should be the big trend in the industry over the next year, according to Aoibhin Lennon, the MediaVest client d(...)

Aviva said measures have been implemented to improve trade controls. Photograph: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg

Aviva took a £132 million charge after saying two former employees breached its trading policy since 2006 to the benefit of external hedge fund(...)

The  front of the European Central Bank  headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany: the ECB  has kept its benchmark interest rate unchanged at a record low 0.25 per cent

Tom Lyons Senior Business Correspondent European stocks were little changed, paring earlier gains, after the European Central Bank kept i(...)

RSA Insurance Group reached its highest level in a month in London trading yesterday amid speculation a competitor may make a takeover offer. The stoc(...)