Shares in insurance giant Royal & Sun Alliance - which has a major office in Birmingham - are now at their highest level for 17 months.
Analysts will look at its half-year results on Thursday for further evidence that managers are continuing to put the business on a surer footing.
The spotlight will fall partly on its operations in the US where R& SA was reported at the weekend to be facing a £568 million claim for damages from US car giant General Motors over asbestos.
Shore Capital analyst Eamonn Flanagan said figures for the UK should show another good quarter from the commercial division of R&SA, with further improvement in personal products.
He anticipates that R&SA will announce operating profits of £320 million for the first half of this year, up from £301 million at the same stage of 2004.
Norwich Union insurer Aviva should benefit from continued recovery in the UK life and pension market and the growth of new distribution channels in France and Italy when it posts half-year results on Thursday.
The group, the largest life insurance and pensions provider in the UK with a market share of around 12 per cent, has changed its product mix in recent months in order to focus on more profitable business. In April, Aviva beat expectations with a 17 per cent rise in first quarter life and pension sales, up to £5.7 billion from £4.8 billion a year earlier.
Fund managers at Barclays are looking for profits of £1.19 billion for the six months to June 30, compared with £1.13 billion a year earlier.
Banking group Bradford & Bingley has already let it be known that it is comfortable with market forecasts for interim profits so a result tomorrowof £152 million - up from £140 million a year earlier - is expected.
Revenues are expected to be down on a year ago, but analysts believe this should be offset by lower costs.
Nic Clarke, an analyst at broker Charles Stanley, said: "The spotlight will be on credit quality given the group's overweight exposure to specialist lending such as buytolet and self-certified mortgages, which are perceived to be higher risk."
In its previous statements, B&B has assured investors that its credit quality remains strong and arrears levels remain within its expectations.
Analysts will scour the half-year results of emerging markets bank Standard Chartered todayfor evidence that savings from its £1.74 billion acquisition of Korea First Bank are flowing as planned.
Many analysts thought Standard was paying too high a premium for control of the bank in January, but these doubts could be dispelled by a positive update on its integration.
A trading statement last month confirmed the group was growing its income strongly and keeping costs under control, with overall asset quality staying good.
Analysts are expecting a pre-tax profits for the six months to June 30 to total $1.21 billion (£681 million), down from $ 1.12 billion (£631 million) a year earlier.