Mortgage Market Review Survey Report »
In October 2009, the FSA published discussion paper
DP-09/3 setting out the regulator's emerging thinking on the
mortgage market review.
Too big to ignore: the protection and perception gaps for life and health insurance »
The latest Swiss Re research shows that consumer thinking
towards spending and debt has changed. Consumers do regard life and
protection policies as important but lack the knowledge to acquire
what they need. This problem is compounded by the fact that many
consumers think they have more cover than they actually
New Commissioner, New Institutions: Towards a More Globally Competitive Market? »
First, responding to the financial crisis and preventing similar
occurrences in the future
Over a decade's work of attempting to create a financial
services single market has reached a new stage as a result of the
financial crisis and its aftermath, which underscored the need for
closer regional and global cooperation. So the last year has seen
attempts by European politicians to create EU-wide early warning
institutions, joined-up mechanisms, plus individual legislation
aimed at protecting consumers and preventing future liquidity
failures in both the banking and insurance sectors.
CII Papers in Professionalism 6: Building Trust Through Independent Standards »
Our approach to the Retail Distribution Review (RDR) has been to
help build an industry-wide consensus around ideas that will
increase professionalism and build a more confident, trusted
industry. Ultimately, our goal is to ensure there is an expanding
market and increasing numbers of consumers with access to
high-quality advice. That is the prize for the RDR.
Pre-budget report 2009 »
This year's pre-Budget report (PBR) laid out the Government's
spending plans with one eye firmly on the impending general
election. Giving the last PBR of this Parliament, Mr Darling
announced plans aimed at promoting growth without 'wrecking'
recovery. Some of the key announcements include.
New Commissioner, new institutions »
CII update briefing on reforms to European financial regulation
as well as other key developments in Europe. Includes a full update
on the new European System of Financial Supervision.
Copenhagen: Back from the Brink? A CII special report »
Commentators are saying it's 'make or break'. Can a global deal
in Copenhagen pull us back from the brink? As the leading
professional body for insurance and financial services in the U.K.,
the CII asked leaders and experts, across the insurance sector and
beyond, to share their views on why the Copenhagen talks are so
important, and what we should be looking for in an agreement. To
read more, including the views of the ABI, BIBA, Forum for the
Future, and ClimateWise, please see our CII special report.
Queen's Speech 2009 »
The Queen's Speech from November 2009.
Policy briefing: Party conference season 2009 »
This note provides feedback on CII's involvement at this year's
party conferences, on the big speeches and on points of interest
from the various fringe meetings. Once again this year's
conferences were dominated by the economy, with the added spice of
this being the last conference season before next year's election
Policy briefing: FSA Financial Risk Outlook 2009 »
The FSA published on 9 February its 2009 Financial Risk Outlook
(FRO) setting out its view of the main risks facing firms,
consumers and the regulatory system in the economic downturn. This
study is part of an annual process which feeds into the regulator's
business plan expected on 12 February.