• Sharp decline in interest rates could dampen UK bulk annuity growth

    18 April 2024

    Moody's also says competition for illiquid assets could compress yields and dilute portfolio quality

  • UK pension demand drives bulk annuity volumes to record £49.1bn in 2023

    27 March 2024

    Actuarial consultancy LCP said the market was boosted by two new entrants

  • Royal London kicks off bulk annuity business with two internal deals

    08 March 2024

    UK mutual builds investment expertise in illiquid assets to support growth

  • Names emerge of three new UK insurers poised to enter bulk annuity market

    26 February 2024

    Booming volumes attract competitors to eight already active in the business

  • UK life firms' matching adjustment benefit drops to £66bn

    25 April 2023

    Analysis of 2022 year-end reports by Insurance Risk Data

  • Royal London achieved extra capital benefit in 2022 from MA usage

    12 April 2023

    But the insurer's solvency and financial condition report shows TMTP gave far higher capital benefit

  • Royal London sales up 12% in 2022, completes with-profits consolidation

    08 March 2023

    UK mutual exits over-50s life insurance market as reinsurance costs increase

  • UK moves to prevent demutualisation, but capital plan stalls

    28 October 2022

    Proposal for mutuals to issue share capital put out for review

  • UK Solvency II reforms warmly welcomed by life insurers

    22 February 2022

    The changes would include cuts to the risk margin for life insurers of 60-70%, while capital held by life insurers could be slashed by 15%. Paul Walsh and Cintia Cheong get the market's reaction

  • LV and Royal London merger talks crumble

    09 February 2022

    We have different mutual models, says LV