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AXA to raise stake in JV with India's Bharti Group to 49%
06 May, 2015 French insurer AXA Group has received approval from Indian government to raise stake in two local insurance joint ventures with the Bharti Group to 49%.
  • AIG Life unveils whole of life insurance product
    05 May, 2015 AIG Life – previously known as Ageas Protect – has launched a whole of life insurance product in the UK that comes with access to Best Doctors, a second opinion medical service.
  • USAA releases insurance app for smartwatches
    05 May, 2015 US-based insurance and banking provider, USAA, has released a smartwatch app for the Apple Watch and Android Wear, which is now available in the Apple Store and through Google Play.
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Life Insurance International 2015 survey forecasts rising life sales
01 May, 2015 The Life Insurance International 2015 outlook survey was designed to identify key trends, opportunities and challenges in the global life market. Respondents included senior insurance and reinsurance executives at global international companies,...
  • French life market on track to recover
    21 April, 2015 Turbulent financial and economic conditions adversely affected the French life market’s performance during 2009-2013. However, the recovery of European countries from the financial crisis, government reforms in France and an improving investment...
  • Group life policies offer opportunities for employers
    13 April, 2015 Unum's head of proposition development, Andrew Potterton, explains why group life insurance offers employers a chance to offer financial protection for their workforce, and considers what points customers should look for in a group life policy
  • Brazil, Chile and Colombia head in the right direction
    02 April, 2015 The Latin American life insurance markets of Brazil, Chile and Colombia are rich in potential, but like many emerging markets new entrants to this sector need to be aware of the many challenges that will face them, according to reports from...
  • 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...
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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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