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Madonna’s fall coincides with record rise in Beagle Street life insurance sales
03 March, 2015 More people logged on to buy life insurance after the BRIT Awards 2015 and the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing’s Comic Relief special than in any other time in the last two years – according to UK online life insurer Beagle Street.
  • Fitch: New Chinese solvency regime to spark overhaul at insurers
    02 March, 2015 China's implementation of a second-generation solvency regime - the China Risk-Oriented Solvency System (C-ROSS) - will prompt Chinese insurers' to overhaul their investment strategies, underwriting policies, reinsurance arrangements, and capital...
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Making critical illness protection an urgent priority
25 February, 2015 The potential for the critical illness market (CI) protection market is strong because of an ageing population and medical advances. However, the question remains whether insurers can convince consumers to make the purchase of CI a priority
  • Vital signs are positive for Kenyan health insurance sector
    17 February, 2015 Kenya’s personal accident and health segment has been the success story for Kenya’s insurance industry in recent years – posting a compound of annual growth rate (CAGR) of 28.8% between 2009-2013 – and the forecast for the health continues to...
  • Keeping it simple
    02 February, 2015 Duncan Finch, executive managing director of Legal & General’s insurance business, tells Ronan McCaughey why product simplification is so important to for engaging consumers with life insurance, and the achievements the insurer has made in this...
  • 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...
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Matching unit-linked liabilities in a Solvency II world
25 February, 2015 George McCutcheon, director of research at Financial Risk Solutions (FRS), explains how the introduction of Solvency II will result in a fundamental change in how life companies operate their unit-linked matching processes
  • 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
  • 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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