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EU investment firms and insurance distributors would be required to take environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into account when providing advice to their clients under draft rules published by the European Commission. 09 Jan 2019
Financial authorities from across Europe could work in partnership to help emerging fintech companies to 'scale-up' their operations across the continent, a regulatory body has said. 08 Jan 2019
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 provide key information documents (KIDs) from the end of 2016.
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.
UK insurance brokers are questioning the application of 'enhanced equivalence' proposals in the UK government's Brexit documents for financial services and are seeking the introduction of a new 'equivalence' regime, similar to that available to investment... 27 Aug 2018
A model 'continuity clause', designed to clarify how insurers will pay claims in the event of Brexit-related disruption to contracts, has been published by the International Underwriting Association (IUA). 26 Jun 2018