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Japan’s Meiji Yasuda sponsors J-League
29 January, 2015 Japan’s Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Company has become the title sponsor of the J.League, the Japanese national football league
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M&A activity set to rise in 2015
26 January, 2015 Increased funding ability, a combination of insurers seeking consolidation and the impact of Solvency II on capital requirements is likely to mean increased M&A activity in the global life market in 2015. This is the main takeaway of research and...
  • Wearable technology: fit for life and health insurers
    16 January, 2015 Given its consumer appeal, life and health insurers are likely to use wearable technology data for underwriting within the next 2-3 years. The challenge for insurers, however, will be able to deliver tangible consumer benefits from the data...
  • Bancassurance: a model to bank on
    08 January, 2015 Mark Holweger, managing director (intermediated) at Legal & General, discusses the latest opportunities, challenges and best practice in bancassurance
  • Positive growth outlook for Indian life insurance market
    17 December, 2014 Rising life expectancy, strong economic development and the introduction of new distribution channels are among the key trends forecast to drive growth in India’s life market, according to the Life Insurance in India report, Key Trends and...
  • Getting back on track
    10 December, 2014 Dougy Grant, protection director at Aegon UK, speaks to Ronan McCaughey about the recent highs and lows for the provider’s protection business, its strategy for 2015 and the customer segments being targeted. He also explains how Aegon is...
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Listen to what consumers want
26 January, 2015 Milka Kirova and Lukas Steinmann, senior economists at Swiss Re, explain how by tuning into the needs of their customers in a ‘smarter’ way, life insurers can increase life insurance coverage and achieve a win-win both for the industry and society
  • M&A activity set to rise in 2015
    26 January, 2015 Increased funding ability, a combination of insurers seeking consolidation and the impact of Solvency II on capital requirements is likely to mean increased M&A activity in the global life market in 2015. This is the main takeaway of research and...
  • Rebooting income protection
    10 December, 2014 Income protection in the UK can have a brighter future. By Andy Couchman, co-chairman of Protection Review
  • UK budget creates uncertainty over retirement age
    22 March, 2012 The UK governments automatic review of the state pension age, linking it to future life expectancy will create uncertainty for UK citizens as to when they will be eligible to receive their state pension, according to Skandia Responding to UK...
  • US risk retention rules spark outcry
    23 September, 2011 Insurers, like all US financial services companies, are crying foul over regulators newly crafted risk retention rules for the industry Firstly, that requiring lenders of all kinds to keep at least 5% of all loans originated rather than securitise...
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