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Allianz Worldwide Care unveils new products after France health merger

Dublin-based insurer Allianz Worldwide Care has entered the life and disability market after a merger with the international health business of Allianz...

Insurer | 22 Sep 2014

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Volatility adjustment approval process could disadvantage UK firms

Proposals to make the Solvency II volatility adjustment subject to pre-approval by the Prudential Regulation Authority could put UK firms at a competitive...

Europe | 19 Sep 2014

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40% of 20 largest ex-nat cat losses in 2013 from oil and gas

Globally, excluding those caused by natural disasters, oil and gas losses were worth $3.2bn (£1.95bn) in 2013.

Claims | 19 Sep 2014

Bringing the growth of regulation to a halt

Europe: New rules for Dutch-based insurers

Martijn van Broeckhuijsen looks at the tough new rules Dutch-based insurers could be facing around remuneration

Insurer | 18 Sep 2014

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Insurers to face 'soaring' VAT bills following ECJ ruling

A ruling from the European Court of Justice is likely to add hundreds of millions to European insurers’ VAT bills, according to tax experts.

Insurer | 17 Sep 2014


Moore Stephens hires ex Mazars insurance partner

International consultancy firm Moore Stephens has appointed Omar Ripon as partner in its insurance industry group.

Insurer | 17 Sep 2014


RSA completes sale of Polish Link 4 business

RSA has completed the sale of Link4 Towarzystwo Ubezpieczen Spolka Akcyjna, its business in Poland, to Powszechny Zaklad Ubezpieczen, after receiving formal...

Poland | 15 Sep 2014


Skuld reports record H1 contingency reserves

Norwegian marine insurer Skuld has reported record contingency reserves of $354m (£217.7m) for the first half of the year.

Europe | 12 Sep 2014

Eastern Europe

Europe: Promising economic outlook in Eastern Europe brings opportunities to flexible insurers

The current environment in central and Eastern Europe represents a unique opportunity for insurers and insurance brokers.

Insurer | 11 Sep 2014


Gable partners with Iprism on £100m UK agreement

Lichtenstein-based insurer Gable has partnered with Iprism Underwriting Agency to write commercial business in the UK market.

Insurer | 11 Sep 2014

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Conservative peer awarded top EC finance brief

Conservative peer Jonathan Hill, a former PR man and education minister, has been appointed as the new European commissioner for financial stability and...

Europe | 10 Sep 2014


Swedish flood claims more than double in 2014

Sweden’s insurers face a heavy hit from natural catastrophe claims, as the number of flood damage claims lodged reaches more than double the previous...

Insurer | 10 Sep 2014


Solvency II capital requirements prove too onerous for Gibraltar‑based firms

Smaller motor insurers line up to leave market as EU capital‑raising measures loom

Insurer | 09 Sep 2014


Insurers to feel due diligence strain if trade sanctions against Russia broaden

EU’s new list of sanctions is on hold while Russia and Ukraine ceasefire is in place

Insurer | 09 Sep 2014


Chubb promotes Rehman to Europe CEO

Chubb Insurance has appointed Jalil Rehman as chief executive of its European business.

Europe | 09 Sep 2014



Blog: Five leadership lessons from Rudy Giuliani

Is there a better person to explain the key principles of leadership than the man at the forefront of leading New York...


Andy Roberts is group chief executive of Innovation Group

Interview: Andy Roberts: Planning world domination

Andy Roberts, group chief executive of Innovation Group, tells Post about his growth ambitions for the global business

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Caroline Pritchard is head of customer distribution and marketing at Zurich Global Corporate UK

C-Suite Insurer: Quality over quantity

The insurance industry must renew its focus on the content and quality of risk submissions

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The Insurance Fraud Awards

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Restore your profit per case: Coping with the Jackson reforms

The Jackson Reforms have taken effect, and some predictions for the claimant solicitor world are decidedly grim. The reforms call for increased settlement speed and new, lower fixed fees, compressing solicitor profitability substantially.


Getting Ready for Solvency II – Two Key Actions for European Insurers

EIOPA has published its final guidelines for the phasing-in of the Solvency II regime, with the regulations announced to come into force on 1st January 2016. Prior to that date, European insurers have two other deadlines to meet a pre-application to the relevant regulator must be submitted in or around September 2014; and a full application to the relevant regulator must be submitted by 1st June 2015

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