UK insurance regulation needs to be tailored to meet the needs of Islamic financial services products if Takaful insurance is to succeed in the UK, a director of the Central Bank of Bahrain has claimed.
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Zurich's UK general insurance chief executive Stephen Lewis has attributed its 11% year-on-year fall in top line premium and bottom line profit in 2010 to underperformance within the personal lines market.
CBS Moneywatch recently put underwriters on their list of 'endangered species', alongside travel agents, newspaper reporters and fashion designers (apparently we have too many of them). All were named among the 10 careers with 'no future.'
Zurich has argued that a Supreme Court ruling over London councils' rights to obtain insurance cover via a self-funded mutual has undermined the value of a "vibrant and competitive commercial insurance market".
When the First Life Assurance Directive was passed in 1979, it spelled the end for new composite insurers. Steven McEwan explains why the advent of Solvency II may bring life and general insurance back in contact again.
Risk is a constant tenet of financial services organisations across the industry - appetite for risk, however, can be more fluid. Traditionally, banks favoured low-risk lending models, which provided correspondingly low but relatively sustainable returns…