RBS insurance arm Direct Line Group has announced proposals to axe nearly 900 roles and close a site in the North East.
The group, which owns the Churchill and Green Flag brands and employs some 15,000 staff in the UK, is planning the redundancies as part of plans to make £100 million of cost-savings by the end of 2014.
Some 500 of the 891 roles could go under plans to close a customer services site in Stockton-on-Tees, while the other job losses are expected to be spread across the group's locations across the UK.
Chief executive Paul Geddes said: "We have not made these proposals lightly and fully understand the impact this will have on our people.
"As we have done in the past, we will be open and honest, dealing fairly and carefully with those affected."