Insurance Distribution Directive (IDD) and MiFID-2 implementation »
The Insurance Distribution Directive (IDD) that is to replace
the Insurance Mediation Directive is nearing completion in the EU
legislative process, with an agreement between the Presidency,
Parliament and Council of Ministers reached on 1 July.
FCA thematic review of mortgage advice and distribution »
In July 2015, the FCA published the results of a thematic
investigation into the implementation of the advice and
distribution provisions in its Mortgage Market Review.
Annuities insurance in the UK »
The text available here is an extract of the report "Annuities
insurance in the UK, key trends and opportunities to 2019.
Timetric, 2015". It provides a market analysis of the annuities
insurance industry in the UK, with suppoting statistics.
CII briefing: Summer Budget 2015 »
A briefing on George Osborne's first Budget since the General
Pensions freedoms: the first three months »
The Chancellor's pension flexibilities came into force in April
2015, and the first three months have passed, revealing some issues
about product availability, encashment rates, and access to
General insurance add-ons market study - remedies: Value measures »
A briefing on the FCA's discussion paper entitled General
Insurance Add-ons Market Study - Remedies: Value
The social value of insurance »
This series of papers considers the role of insurance in
society, focusing in particular on the benefits it brings and risks
CII Public Affairs Update Issue 3 2015 »
The CII's Public Affairs updates contain news from Westminster
and Whitehall, Europe and the regulator. This issue covers the
Queen's Speech, ministerial appointments and the FCA's review of
premium finance in GI.
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Problem gambling in your workplace: is this a risk you can ignore? »
EPIC, the problem gambling consultancy, considers the issue
of pathological gambling in the workplace, especially in senior
Professional advisers should not fear the pension reforms »
Pensions expert (now Pensions Minister) Dr Ros Altmann discusses
the opportunity the pension reforms present to the advice sector be
able to demonstrate, to consumers, the value of financial advice.
The freedoms were designed to ensure all pension savers, whether
their funds are large or small, have the same freedoms and
flexibility. But the new rules do mean there are new risks that
pension savers will need to understand and consider.