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Direct Line Insurance Group plc provides retail general insurance products in the United Kingdom, Italy, and Germany. It offers motor insurance products that cover third party liability, fire and theft, accidental damage, motor legal protection, guaranteed hire car, and protection for no-claims discount; and home insurance products, which cover buildings, contents, accidental damage, and personal possessions, as well as family legal protection and home emergency. The company also provides rescue and recovery insurance products; and travel and pet insurance. In addition, it offers commercial insurance products that include commercial property, business interruption, general liability, personal accident, and commercial motor insurance for micro businesses, and small and medium enterprises. The company sells its insurance products directly through phone, Internet, and price comparison Websites, as well as through insurance brokers under the Direct Line, Churchill, Privilege, Green Flag, Direct Line for Business, NIG, and Brand Partners brand names. The company was formerly known as RBS Insurance Group Limited and changed its name to Direct Line Insurance Group plc in February 2012. Direct Line Insurance Group plc was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Bromley, the United Kingdom. Direct Line Insurance Group plc is a subsidiary of The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc.

13,960 Employees
Last Reported Date: 05/2/14
Founded in 1985

direct line insurance group (D1L) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director a...
Total Annual Compensation: 1.6M GBP
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Directo...
Total Annual Compensation: 875.0K GBP
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

direct line insurance group (D1L) Key Developments

Direct Line Reportedly In Advance Talks To Sell German And Italian Units

Direct Line Insurance Group PLC (LSE:DLG) is reportedly holding advanced discussions with several companies to sell its units in Germany and Italy. At least four suitors have submitted non-binding bids for both of the units, which sell motor insurance through the Direct Line brand, said one of the sources who cannot be named because the talks are private. The combined value of Direct Line's German and Italian business is around $500 million, said the second source. Direct Line has appointed Goldman Sachs to handle the sale. The sale involves another round of binding bids before a final buyer is selected in late September, the sources said. Reuters added that Direct Line was as not available for immediate comment and Goldman Sachs declined to comment.

Direct Line Insurance Group plc Recommends Final Dividend and Second Special Interim Dividend Payable on 20 May 2014

Direct Line Insurance Group PLC is recommending a final dividend of 8.4 pence per share for shareholder approval at the Annual General Meeting on 15 May 2014. The Board has also previously announced a second special interim dividend of 4.0 pence per share, partly attributable to the sale of Tracker. The shares have traded ex dividend since 11 March 2014. The payment date for both dividends is 20 May 2014.

Direct Line Insurance Group PLC Reports Interim Management Statement for the First Quarter Ended March 31, 2014

Direct Line Insurance Group PLC reported interim management statement for the first quarter ended March 31, 2014. Gross written premium (at constant currency) for ongoing operations 5.1% lower for the first quarter of 2014 compared with the first quarter of 2013, reflecting competitive market conditions in UK personal lines, partially offset by growth in Commercial and in Germany. Motor gross written premium 10.2% lower compared to the first quarter of 2013. Investment income yield of 2.2% for the first quarter of 2014 (first quarter 2013: 2.0%), reflecting the positive effect of portfolio actions. International gross written premium of £196.0 million was 2.6% lower than the previous period mainly due to the effect of foreign currency movements.


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