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EU insurers will no longer have to post collateral before they can reinsure risks underwritten in the US, under the terms of a bilateral agreement. 26 Sep 2017
Competent authorities and payment service providers across the EU should agree on how to prevent the abuse of funds transfers for terrorist financing and money laundering purposes, the Joint Committee of the three European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) has... 25 Sep 2017
It can be tempting for suppliers and retailers to enter into discussions over the recommended price customers should be charged for products. However, there are limits to what the law permits.
This guide was last updated in February 2017.
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 EU’s 2014 Public Procurement Directive softened the rules preventing companies from bidding for public contracts where they, or their directors, had been convicted of certain economic crimes.
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...
Financial technology, or fintech, banks should think more seriously about the risk of using cloud computing when applying for banking licences, the European Central Bank (ECB) has said. 25 Sep 2017
The European Commission will push for a fundamental reform of international tax rules including a redefinition of the concept of a permanent establishment (PE) to ensure internet-based companies are taxed in a "fair and growth friendly way", it has said. 25 Sep 2017
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