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FBD’s strategy is aimed at returning the business to the black by the end of 2016.

In March, Irish insurer FBD published its 2014 annual report with the tagline “Seeing through the Storm” printed in large writing on its cover page(...)

Former FBD chief executive Andrew Langford pictured with chairman Michael Berkery.

FBD ha said its plans to meet new solvency rules next year are on track as the Irish insurer struggles to return to profit and Andrew Langford unexpec(...)

FBD chief executive Andrew Langford (l) is stepping down after 19 years with the insurer

CHARLIE TAYLORInsurer FBD has announced that chief executive Andrew Langford is stepping down with immediate effect. Shares in FBD were down almost 11(...)

National benchmark indexes fell in all of the 18 western European markets yesterday. Photograph: iStockPhoto

European stocks fell yesterday as banks dragged the Stoxx Europe 600 Index lower and Nato said Russia had sent troops and heavy weapons into Ukraine.(...)

Tramore beach earlier this year. Such storms resulted in €44.3 million being paid out in claims by FBD to about 9,000 customers. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

FBD is likely to raise the price of motor insurance this year by 10 per cent due to an increase in claims as economic activity continues to gather (...)

TSB Banking Group surged 12 per cent on its first day of trading as Lloyds Banking Group sold a 35 per cent stake in the lender, more than initially planned. Photograph: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

European stocks were little changed yesterday, paring gains in the final minutes of trading, amid increased merger and acquisition activity. The Stox(...)

Mr Justice John Hedigan said FBD was liable to pay the full costs of defending an action brought against policyholders Des Gallagher and his wife Emma Hutchinson over an incident on the footpath outside their home at Kilcarrig Crescent, Tallaght. Photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

An insurance company’s failure to carry out a “thoroughgoing investigation” of statements made by policyholders being sued over an incident outside th(...)

Vodafone climbed 3.7 per cent yesterday after reporting a smaller drop in service revenue than analysts had predicted. Photograph: PA/PA Wire

The pain of the markets in January moved a little further into the distance yesterday, with stocks generally stronger as investors prepared for the fu(...)

FBD Holdings chairman Michael Berkery at the company’s AGM in Dublin earlier this year. Photo: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Insurer FBD has reaffirmed its guidance of full-year operating earnings per share, following a growth in premium income and further market share gains(...)

Myles Lee, chief executive of CRH.  The company had a poor day on the Dublin stock exchange yesterday. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Stocks were generally a touch stronger yesterday, as investors took comfort from Federal Reserve nominee Janet Yellen’s comments on taking care not to(...)

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