Blogs

  • Time for action on the advice gap

    06/05/2022

    Simplifying pensions language

    The Government and FCA have acknowledged that people need more help in making decisions about accessing pensions, as well as starting to invest. The Queen’s Speech is an opportunity to set a new direction for advice so that providers can offer more support when customers need it.

  • What Are the Seats to Watch Out For?

    05/05/2022

    Belfast City Hall

    It’s election day and ahead of the 2022 Northern Ireland Assembly Election, the ABI’s Public Affairs Team are here to give some final insight on what the key seats to watch at this election are and why, alongside what new polling is suggesting the results could be.

  • Future of Transport: is the future here?

    05/05/2022

    Electric car charging at a charging point

    We have been living through a huge transformation in how we move around. Vehicles are increasingly complex, alternative fuels are becoming more mainstream, and we are adopting new modes of transport. However, as in most cases, legislation lags behind innovation. We want to work with the Government to create a more advanced, efficient, safe, green, and inclusive transportation sector.

  • Stormont – A Brief Political History

    04/05/2022

    View of Belfast with the river Lagan

    With one day until voters head to the polls, the ABI’s Public Affairs Team give a brief political history of Stormont ahead of the 2022 Assembly election.

  • Zurich's Anirudh Puranik on the positive impact of flexible working

    03/05/2022

    Anirudh Puranik, or Ani as he is also known, has been working at Zurich Municipal for 15 years this year. Ani has taken advantage of Zurich’s flexible working policy for many years and discusses the positive impact it has had on his family and work life balance.

  • How Does Northern Ireland’s Election Work?

    29/04/2022

    The ABI’s Public Affairs Team give you their explanation of the election process in Northern Ireland ahead of the 2022 Assembly election.

  • The FCA – TikTok’s newest star? How our new campaign, InvestSmart, is helping young investors

    28/04/2022

    Sarah Pritchard

    The FCA has created a new campaign, InvestSmart, designed to help consumers better understand investment risk, so that they are more confident and can make effective decisions. Sarah Pritchard, Executive Director of Markets, reflects on the creation and purpose of this campaign, and how the FCA’s partners can help support it.

  • What are the Key Topics in this Election?

    27/04/2022

    Northern Irish Assembly Building

    The ABI’s Public Affairs Team give you their analysis of how each party is expected to fare at the ballot box for Northern Ireland’s 2022 Assembly election.

  • How Will Each Party Fare at the Ballot Box?

    25/04/2022

    The ABI’s Public Affairs Team give you their analysis of how each party is expected to fare at the ballot box for Northern Ireland’s 2022 Assembly election.

  • Northern Ireland Election 2022

    21/04/2022

    Northern Ireland goes to the polls in less than a fortnight to elect a new Assembly which could have repercussions across the UK political landscape and beyond. Our Public Affairs Assistant Callum Judge is following the Stormont election trail and has filed the first in a series of blogs to guide you through to polling day on May 5.