Blogs

  • Consumer protection need not hold up pension transfers

    03/06/2021

    Two well intentioned consultations from DWP and the FCA have widespread support, tackling the crucial issues of scams and uptake of guidance. But as they are progressed they should avoid making regular pension transfers clunkier and slower.

  • The Official Injury Claims Portal is a big win for consumers

    01/06/2021

    Our Director of General Insurance Policy, James Dalton, explains how the launch of the Official Injury Claims Portal is a big win for consumers, giving them a free, independent service to claim compensation for certain road traffic injuries without the need for legal help.

  • Delivering fair value: An opportunity for the insurance and long-term savings industry

    25/05/2021

    In this Guest blog José Morago, Adviser to Huntswood for Risk and Regulation, explores how vital it is, in the current landscape for insurance and long-term savings firms to deliver value through the cost and design of insurance products but also through providing support to customers at every part of their journey.

  • Revisions to Solvency II guidance have potential to release capital to invest in growth of the UK economy

    24/05/2021

    Could optimising the efficiency and effectiveness of the prudential regime help free up capital and have wide reaching impacts across the UK economy as a whole? Read James Isden’s, Insurance Director at KPMG, latest blog to find out more.

  • Making Flexible Work

    17/05/2021

    To coincide with an appearance at a session of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Women and Work, our Executive Sponsor for Diversity and Inclusion, Yvonne Braun, has written a blog about the Making Flexible Work campaign, why it matters and how this is a watershed moment for our industry.

  • Why implementing the Mental Health Standards can make a vital difference for customers

    14/05/2021

    As an ABI member who has already implemented many of the actions required in the Mental Health Standards, Helen Dick at Scottish Widows explains the difference it's already made.

  • How can insurers help employers support their employees’ mental wellbeing?

    13/05/2021

    As we adapt to new ways of working, employers will have a duty of care to manage their employees’ wellbeing during a period of further change. Find out how insurers can play a part in Jo's latest blog for Mental Health Awareness Week.

  • Sun, sea, sand and Covid

    12/05/2021

    Travelling overseas will feel very different when it resumes albeit in a very limited way from 17 May. But one thing has not changed – for anyone travelling overseas (in compliance with FCDO advice) travel insurance will remain essential to have.

  • Work together and stamp out pension scams

    07/05/2021

    On 4 May, Nicola Parish (Executive Director, The Pensions Regulator) spoke at our Saving and Financial Wellbeing webinar on the subject of pension scams. This blog is based on her speech and calls for the industry to take action on protecting customers from pension scams. The on-demand video of the event will be available on our website in the coming weeks.

  • Why addressing trust and ethics in AI is important to reap its benefits

    30/04/2021

    Advanced automation techniques including Machine Learning and AI is being adopted at pace across the financial services industry. To ensure data is collected, stored, processed and consumed in an ethical manner, it’s important that a robust governance framework is developed. Read more to find out why addressing trust and ethics in AI is important to reap its benefits.