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FOCUS: The UK's approach to insurance regulation is often at the more prescriptive end of the scale, making a mass roll-back of regulatory burdens unlikely should the country vote to leave the EU in June. 27 Apr 2016
The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) has announced that it will discontinue work on a single EU-wide pensions solvency regime. 18 Apr 2016
The EU's Solvency II Directive came into force on 1 January 2016. The directive consolidates and harmonises existing EU insurance directives including life and non-life directives, the reinsurance directive and various others.
The Insurance Distribution Directive makes it easier for firms to trade cross-border, create a level playing field among all participants and strengthen policyholder protection.
New rules will apply when insurers outsource "critical or important operation functions or activities" once the Solvency II regulatory regime comes into force on 1 January 2016. This short guide will provide a brief overview of the requirements, as well as...
Those producing or selling packaged retail investment and insurance-based investment products (PRIIPs) will have to produce key information documents (KIDs) as a result of planned EU legislation designed to make it easier for retail investors to compare products...
This guide was last updated in July 2012.
This guide was last updated on 20th December 2010. Please see our guide to developments in July 2012.
All senior staff with "significant levels of responsibility" within large UK-regulated insurers should be subject to the same remuneration requirements, the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) has confirmed. 11 Apr 2016
Final regulatory standards have been released on the key information documents (KIDs) that financial institutions will have to produce when selling packaged retail and insurance-based investment products. 11 Apr 2016
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