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Singapore’s MAS launches life insurance comparison web portal
01 April, 2015 The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has said that from 7 April consumers will be able to compare life insurance products of different companies using a new web portal called compareFIRST (www.comparefirst.sg).
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Underwriting revolutionaries
01 April, 2015 The vision of UK-based protection technology business, UnderwriteMe, is to make buying and selling protection easy, fast, fair and more profitable. But will the business be able to make this happen? Phil Jeynes, (pictured) head of sales and...
  • Rapid change ahead for the US life market
    24 March, 2015 Recovering economic conditions and rising disposable income levels are expected to support the growth of the US life insurance segment – the largest in the world – between 2013 and 2018, according to the Life Insurance in the US, Key Trends and...
  • Growing momentum in Eastern Europe
    19 March, 2015 Economic growth, rising life expectancy and a shift in marketing and distribution strategies will boost the Eastern European markets of Poland, the Czech Republic and Hungary over 2013-2018, according to reports from Timetric’s Insurance...
  • SE Asia: Full of Eastern promise
    18 March, 2015 A combination of favourable demographic trends and low insurance penetration make Southeast Asia attractive to life insurance companies. In particular, the outlook is very positive for Singapore and Indonesia’s life insurance markets, according to...
  • Bahrain plans compulsory health insurance scheme
    05 March, 2015 Bahrain is to follow in the footsteps of Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi and Dubai by launching a health insurance scheme. Life Insurance International (LII) examines this development and other key issues discussed at the recent Middle East Insurance...
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How standard is the standard formula?
27 March, 2015 Emma Gerrard and Wolfgang Hoffmann from the life insurance consultancy practice at Towers Watson explain why, for the vast majority of insurers across Europe, the use of the standard formula to calculate the Solvency Capital Requirement (SCR)...
  • 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...
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