Charles Manchester on brokers using unrated insurers

Brokers are regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, so they don't really come into contact with the Prudential Regulation Authority, which is primarily concerned with the soundness of insurers, ensuring protection for policyholders.

Passporting: Border control

Will the recent Balva scandal have any bearing on the future of European passporting rights. Francesca Nyman investigates.

Balva banned from writing UK business

The Solicitors Regulation Authority is writing to legal firms holding professional indemnity policies with Latvian insurer Balva after it was barred from writing new business in the UK.

Latvia's Eurozone ambitions

If Latvia has its way it will become the 18th member of the Eurozone by the end of 2014. But as the country's institutions prepare to trade lats for euros, what are the implications for its insurance market?

Bancassurance in CEE: opportunities for growth

Some view Central and Eastern Europe as behind Western Europe, but bancassurance could help to change this. Thomas Schöllkopf takes a look at the motives and opportunities for growth offered by this alternative sales channel.

Insurance Insight Interview – Tara Kneafsey

Latvia’s insurance market is young and has been hit hard by the global recession, Tara Kneafsey, CEO of RSA Latvia, Balta, talks to Stephanie Denton about how the market has been able to innovate and how holding rates will be crucial to future survival.

Exclusive online content now available

Insurance Insight September is now live with an in-depth interview RSA’s Latvian CEO Tara Kneafsey, a review of the Danish insurance market, and an analysis of where the best place is to headquarter a European insurer.

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