Blogs

  • Sam’s PRAsserie

    29/03/2017

    This week Sam Woods referred to Solvency II indigestion, and suggested that some tweaks and amendments were needed by way of digestif. Now this is language that the ABI understands (and yes, we have…

  • SOLVENCY II : I Ain’t Afraid Of No Ghost

    04/11/2016

    Since the Referendum there has been a UK debate, some of it well informed, about the influence of EU bodies on British regulation. The opposite debate takes place in Europe and ghostbusters, armed…

  • Trade in financial services: clear the right obstacles

    11/10/2016

    Financial services are among the UK’s most successful exports, totalling 3.5% of GDP in 2015. How can the UK most effectively open markets for trade in financial services?

  • Chinese market highly attractive but entry should not be undertaken lightly

    07/10/2016

    China was a major target market for UK insurers, in particular those in the Long Term Savings sector, long before the Brexit vote. That vote, however, brought into sharp focus how important it will be for UK insurers to look beyond Europe as it seeks to expand overseas and make the best of Brexit.

  • EU and Trade: The facts

    19/06/2016

    Membership of the EU guarantees British insurers the right to do business in 27 other countries on an equal footing. The UK gains from this arrangement, selling more in insurance and long-terms…

  • EU and Passporting: The facts

    08/06/2016

    Membership of the EU guarantees British insurers the right to do business in 27 other countries on an equal footing. The UK gains from this arrangement, selling more in insurance and long-terms…

  • Solvency II in vogue

    12/05/2016

    Hugh Savill, Director of Regulation, ABI So the new solvency look for insurers is all of four months old, and already the fashion world is trashing it. Models on the catwalk mutter that they had…

  • January 1, 2016: the start of a new journey for Solvency II

    18/12/2015

    Hugh Savill, Director of Regulation, ABI The stroke of midnight at the end of this month marks an annual milestone that will be celebrated across the world. This year, it will also be a significant…