Blog articles

  • Whiplash: the road ahead in 2014

    13/12/2013

    One of the benefits of Christmas, apart from plenty of turkey, mince pies and special episodes of EastEnders, is that it is a time to reflect on the year just gone. And looking back on 2013, there is…

  • The year in review: reflections on 2013

    12/12/2013

    It is traditional at this time of year to look back at the progress made and reflect on the events of the previous 12 months. 2013 has had its fair share of challenges and highlights for the…

  • The FSCP's report into annuities – more heat than light?

    11/12/2013

    On 10 December, the Financial Services Consumer Panel published its report into annuities, based on a twelve-month study which included qualitative consumer research, mystery shopping of annuity…

  • Flood Re: designing a framework to cope with a changing climate

    09/12/2013

    In recent weeks, the insurance industry’s Flood Re framework has once again been widely acknowledged by ministers and MPs as a workable and pragmatic long-term solution to the challenge of ensuring…

  • Autumn Statement: looking to the future

    05/12/2013

    Earlier this year the ABI published a think-piece called ‘Identifying the Challenges of a Changing World’, deliberately designed to provoke discussion about the issues we will all face in the years…

  • A new retirement? We want to hear what you think

    18/11/2013

    Last week the ABI launched the first comprehensive review of the UK’s retirement needs. In a nutshell that means we want to explore whether changes can be made to the way people turn their savings…

  • MyLicence: an industry initiative to reduce fraud and further improve customer service

    18/11/2013

    Tackling fraud remains a key strategic priority for the insurance industry. Customers understandably don’t want to pay for fraud through higher premiums. Which is why the MyLicence project is so…

  • Solvency II: clearer skies ahead?

    08/11/2013

    After a week of incredibly varied weather, last week saw the sun set on the ABI’s 2013 Solvency II Conference at the Grange Tower Bridge Hotel in London. Ray of light So, what might the regulatory…

  • Insurance fraud: how the industry is tackling dishonest activity

    07/11/2013

    Shoplifting is a crime. It is frowned upon, and those who perpetrate it are rightly vilified by every honest shopper, each of whom knows that the cost of their shopping will increase as a result. The…

  • Retirement Code: helping customers to get a better deal

    06/11/2013

    Today the Daily Mail has published our response to the alleged breaches to the ABI’s Retirement Code. As we said at the time, we took the allegations very seriously and have investigated them…