*Allianz sells Fireman's Fund personal lines to ACE Ltd.. FRANKFURT, Dec 18- German insurer Allianz on Thursday said it had agreed to sell its Fireman's Fund personal insurance business to insurer ACE for $365 million, freeing Allianz to focus on building its U.S. property and casualty operations. The deal clears up one of two problem areas for Allianz in the...
As a result, new policies and renewals will become costlier for companies opting to insure business travel to West Africa or to cover the risk of losses from quarantine shutdowns at home, industry officials told Reuters. "What underwriters are doing at the moment is they're generally providing quotes either excluding or including Ebola- and it's much more...
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Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
Nov 2- Ally Financial Inc, the auto lender 74 percent- owned by the U.S. government, posted a third-quarter profit compared with a year-ago loss, helped by its car-loan and mortgage businesses. The Detroit- based company, once the auto lending arm of General Motors Co, said it earned $384 million in the quarter, compared with a loss of $210 million a year earlier.
*Deal positions RBC as a leading auto lender in Canada. TORONTO, Oct 23- Royal Bank of Canada has agreed to buy the Canadian auto finance and deposit arm of Ally Financial Inc in a $4.1 billion deal to expand its vehicle-lending business at a time when loan growth overall is slowing in the country.
Property and casualty insurer ACE Ltd. said Thursday that it reached a deal to buy Ally Financial Inc.' s Mexican insurance business for about $865 million in cash. The company has more than 30 sales offices throughout Mexico and distributes its products through nearly 2,000 independent agents, along with auto dealerships, banks and direct channels.
TheStreet.com details five “buy”-rated insurance companies with the largest market capitalization, ordered by ascending upside, based on consensus price targets.
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Hurricane Irene was the 'Perfect Storm' for insurers in a different sense of the cliche. The weakened storm that spared New York city from major damage gave the wealthy and rarely hit Northeast enough of a scare because of ominous weather forecasts leading up the storm that property insurers will be able to raise pricing even more next year, according to a Morgan Stanley analyst.