Fitch Upgrades Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance to ‘A+’

Fitch Ratings has upgraded the insurer financial strength (IFS) ratings of Japanese insurer Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance to “A+” (Strong) from “A”. Fitch also affirmed MSI’s issuer default rating (IDR) of “A” and the rating on its subordinated debt at “A-“. … Source: Insurance News

China’s Ant Financial Buys UK Payments Company WorldFirst

Ant Financial, the Chinese financial services giant controlled by billionaire Jack Ma, bought London-based payments company WorldFirst in its biggest overseas deal since a U.S. expansion was thwarted. The acquisition marks the Chinese company’s first big move into the U.K., … Source: Insurance News