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Plans to reduce regulatory reporting restrictions for UK insurers and mutuals under the Solvency II Directive have been published by the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA). 15 Jan 2018
ANALYSIS: An increasing number of fintech companies going global and emerging innovation in payment services are among the trends that are likely to arise in the financial technology (fintech) market in 2018. 12 Jan 2018
This guide was updated in December2017
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.
The 2015 Insurance Act (2015 Act) applies to all commercial contracts of insurance, and variations to existing contracts of insurance, from 12 August 2016 and introduces what the UK government has described as “the biggest reform to insurance contract...
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...
Anti-competitive agreements are prohibited by European and domestic competition law. This means any anti-competitive provisions in commercial agreements are void and unenforceable which could lead to the entire agreement being unenforceable.
ANALYSIS: Whilst EIOPA has reminded regulators and insurance firms not to rely on future trade agreements in their Brexit contingency plans, HM Treasury and the PRA have suggested potential interim measures for service continuity. 09 Jan 2018
The process of Brexit will be smoother for European-headquartered investment banks as a result of plans outlined by the Bank of England (BoE) over the way it intends to approach authorisation and supervision of international firms in future, an expert in financial... 21 Dec 2017
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