Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA)

Regulation: A heavy crown

The downfall of the Financial Services Authority was met with resounding support. However, as its successors take over sceptics ask whether the twin peak model might create more discontent in the industry.

Solvency II: worth the wait?

After many delays, Solvency II implementation is still far from certain. While some insurers have grown disillusioned by the process, others remain keen to see the directive’s benefits come to fruition.

New regulator reveals 12-strong board

The 12 new members of the Financial Conduct Authority board have been named ahead of the new twin-peak regulatory system taking over from the Financial Services Authority on 1 April.

FSCS: Off the hook

Changes to the Financial Services Compensation Scheme ahead of the introduction of twin peak regulation have angered brokers, but should insurers be held more accountable?

Regulation: Staggering Along

The switch from the Financial Services Authority to the Prudential Regulation Authority and the Financial Conduct Authority could prove tricky — especially with Solvency II on the horizon.

Corporate governance: Skilled assessment

The Financial Services Authority can request a 'skilled person report' at any time, on any matter. What can insurers do to ensure that their corporate governance is in the best shape?

FSA approval time hits record high

The Financial Services Authority's deeper scrutiny of new business plans means that start-ups face record waiting times for regulatory approval, according to City law firm Reynolds Porter Chamberlain.

Editor's comment: Sants move raises FSA transition concerns

Having been convinced by the Conservative-Liberal coalition to withdraw his resignation and extend his stay once before, the Financial Services Authority chief executive officer Hector Sants' decision to step down in the summer was something of a…

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