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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...
  • UK’s FCA accepts Davis inquiry criticism
    16 December, 2014 An inquiry into the Financial Conduct Authority's (FCA) handling of a life insurance review found that an advance press briefing given to the Telegraph was, while well intentioned, high risk and inadequately controlled.
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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...
  • Light at the end of the tunnel
    04 December, 2014 The UK’s life insurance sector has undergone a difficult period in recent years as consumer confidence fell following the financial crisis, the sovereign debt crisis in the eurozone and a decline in asset values.
  • New rules of engagement
    27 November, 2014 Peter Hamilton, head of retail propositions at Zurich, tells Ronan McCaughey why financial advisers still have an important role to play in distributing life insurance despite the emergence of online brands; the impact of the Mortgage Market...
  • Asia’s strong fundamentals
    20 November, 2014 Opportunities abound for life insurers in Asia. By Jeffrey Liew, senior director, head of insurance (Asia-Pacific) at Fitch Ratings
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Comment

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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