RSA boss Stephen Hester was  widely tipped as a potential new boss for Barclays before the reversal. Photograph: Bloomberg

In abruptly ending its courtship of the British insurer RSA, suitor Zurich Insurance opted for the corporate equivalent of the traditional break-up cl(...)

Stephen Hester, hired in 2014 to help the RSA restore profit and recover from an accounting scandal in Ireland, said the insurer hadn’t received any other approaches since Zurich first registered its interest in the company in July. (Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters)

RSA Insurance chief executive officer Stephen Hester said the company will attract bids from other suitors after Zurich Insurance abandoned its £5.6 (...)

Stephen Hester, chief executive of RSA Insurance Group: “With RSA’s focus on its largest markets in the UK & Ireland, Scandinavia and Canada, it has become increasingly clear to us that RSA is no longer the best strategic owner of these businesses.”

British insurer RSA is selling its Latin American operations to Colombia’s GrupoSura for £403 million in a deal that could ease RSA’s own takeover by (...)

RSA is the subject of a potential takeover bid by Zurich Insurance Group, and a deal would cap a tumultuous two-year period for the insurer after an accounting scandal in Ireland. (Photograph: Philip Toscano/PA Wire)

British insurer RSA shrunk its Irish losses to £16m (€23m) in the first half of the year, down from £65m in 2014, as it noted that “remediation conti(...)

 Land Rover   manufacturing plant in Solihull, UK : Manufacturing in Britain shrank by 0.3 per cent in the second quarter, the sector’s worst performance since early 2013. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The road to economic recovery has been long and hard. Now, finally, Britain’s gross domestic product per head of population has returned to levels las(...)

RSA Insurance Group surged 11.3 per cent after Zurich Insurance said on July 28th, 2015 it was weighing up a bid for the British group with a market capitalisation of £4.4bn.  Zurich fell 3 per cent. (Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters)

Zurich Insurance is weighing a bid for British rival RSA which could top $8 billion and attract counter-offers as insurers look to diversify amid tou(...)

UK chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne has indicated that he wants to begin reducing the government’s £32 billion stake in RBS. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Britain is planning to sell half its stake in Royal Bank of Scotland, worth £16 billion, within two years, according to sources have said. Chancellor (...)

RSA chief executive Stephen Hester: has already sold a range of other RSA assets in the past year,worth about £800 million. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg.

RSA is considering a sale of its Latin America business in what would be the largest disposal yet by the UK insurer’s chief executive Stephen Hester a(...)

Stephen Hester: comments shed further light on why he has avoided selling  largeassets, such as its Scandinavia division, to bolster the insurer’s balance sheet. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

RSA Insurance’s multibillion-pound pensions liabilities are putting the insurer off a break-up as it could be forced to hand over a large share of sal(...)

RSA Insurance Group’s Stephen Hester delivered a full-year profit, restored dividends and stepped up cost cuts that will result in more job losses. De(...)