Admiral has posted a rise in half-year profit as the insurer saw strong growth in customer numbers, despite the Beast from the East hitting its household arm.
The Cardiff-based group, which owns brands including Elephant and Confused.com, booked a 9% rise in pre-tax profit to £211 million in the six months to June 30.
Admiral's motor insurance division was behind the rise. Turnover grew while customer numbers were also up 14% to 6.23 million.
The results mean around 10,000 staff will each get £1,800 in free shares under Admiral's employee share scheme.
Admiral's UK household division swung to a £1.9 million loss versus a £1.6 million profit the year before as it was impacted by the 'Beast from the East'.