The Insurance Distribution Directive aims to harmonise the regulatory landscape for insurance intermediaries in the European Union.
Two French lobby groups have combined to form the French Insurance Federation, representing over 99% of the local market.
Nicolas Moreau, chairman and CEO of Axa France, is to leave the insurer on 30 June after 25 years.
RPC Consulting, the consulting arm of law firm RPC, has appointed former founding partner of EMB France Stéphane Chappellier to head up its new Paris office.
French reinsurer Scor has posted an upgraded financial rating on the back of a 6.4% increase in 2015 gross written premiums to €13.4bn (£10.6bn).
The French non-life insurance sector has seen a revised outlook to negative from Fitch Ratings, moving the sector from its previously stable rating.
Aon Benfield has developed a French flood scenario model in partnership with reinsurer Scor to better prepare for the potential cost of a flood impacting the country's major cities.
Pool Re is undertaking a study into whether the government-backed scheme might cover certain manifestations of a cyber terrorist attack, such as fire or explosion.
Insurers in northern Europe are better prepared for Solvency II than those in the southern part of the continent, according to data specialist Silverfinch.
Insolvencies in the Eurozone are 75% higher in 2015 than they were in 2007 with trade credit insurer Atradius predicting they will remain 67% higher than the 2007 level in 2016.
Axa has entered into exclusive negotiations with Genworth Financial for the potential acquisition of its lifestyle protection insurance division for €475m (£332m).
Aon has identified nine developed economies as being at an increased risk of terrorism, including seven from Europe.
The French life assurance holder who wants Aviva to honour his fixed-price arbitrage contract has sent an open letter to the insurer's chairman urging him to address four questions he claims were "avoided" at Aviva's annual general meeting in April.
Axa has partnered with ridesharing group Bla Bla Car to offer free insurance cover to its members in the UK and France.
Italian insurer Generali saw a 4.6% property and casualty profit decline in the first quarter after it counted the cost of storms in Italy, Germany and Austria.
Trade credit insurer Euler Hermes has reported a 5.1% increase in revenues for the three months ended 31 March 2015 to €670m (£478m).
International broker Willis has offered €550m (£392m) to buy the remaining 70% stake it doesn't own of France giant Gras Savoye.
A lawyer representing Aviva life insurance customers in France has registered 10 further clients in the past two weeks who want their fixed price arbitrage contracts honoured by the insurer.
Aioi Nissay Dowa Insurance has finalised its acquisition of Insure the Box and Drive Like a Girl from Catlin.
Pricing in the aviation market is expected to remain competitive in spite of the Germanwings crash on 24 March, according to AM Best.
Lancashire-owned Cathedral is leading the consortia on the Lufthansa war policy for the Germanwings Airbus A320 plane that crashed in France on 24 March.
Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance has acquired a 7.8% stake in French reinsurer Scor.
Axa is poised to buy the site for what was intended to be London’s tallest skyscraper, according to reports.
Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group has sold its 26.2% stake in Milestone, the holding company of Siaci St Honoré, the broker's French Associate.