• Achmea says "exploring internal and external options" for life business

    12 February 2024

    Dutch conglomerate has one life unit and two pensions units

  • Data and AI: insurer and regulator go tête à tête

    03 August 2023

    On a panel discussion at Insurance Europe's conference, Eiopa's Petra Hielkema and Alm. Brand's Anne Mette Toftegaard debated consumer trust, data, AI and the regulation that weaves them together, as Joshua Geer reports

  • Australian cyclone reinsurance pool avoids deluge of claims

    01 August 2023

    Only a handful of claims met by the ARPC in its first six months of coverage

  • Dutch watchdog warns of climate change's effects on insurability

    28 October 2021

    AFM warns some property will be uninsurable with climate change

  • Europe's insurers dispense comfort, and pumps, to flood-hit communities

    19 July 2021

    Dutch association tells riverside homeowners "you're still insurable"

  • How to avert the big data threat

    15 August 2019

    Big data analytics promises to revolutionise risk selection for insurers, but threatens to marginalise higher-risk groups. Paul Walsh investigates how the “solidarity monitor” devised by the Dutch insurance association can help avoid exclusion

  • Raise Solvency II thresholds for SMEs, urge Dutch and Irish insurers

    15 July 2019

    Insurers with annual premium income under €10m should not apply Solvency II, say trade associations

  • NAIC slams secretive process behind covered agreement

    16 January 2017

    Could act as "backdoor to force foreign regulations on US companies"

  • DNB paints "bleak picture" for Dutch insurers

    14 December 2016

    Industry at risk on various fronts, watchdog says

  • Deal on reinsurance collateral stalls over bureaucratic hurdles

    27 August 2015

    Negotiations between the EU and the US were scheduled for before the summer, but have yet to start. There is a growing concern that the delay thwarts plans to grant the US equivalence status under Solvency II before the regime goes live. Hugo Coelho reports.