• Germany plots the transit from transitionals

    29 September 2021

    Some life insurers rely on Solvency II's transitional measures to ensure their continued existence. But paradoxically, that does not mean they will fail without them, as David Walker explains

  • Talanx injected capital into Italian unit as solvency went sub-120% in 2020

    15 September 2021

    Actions in H1 revealed in HDI Assicurazioni's SFCR

  • Talanx warns of €300m in net flood costs for Q3

    11 August 2021

    Group net income rose 68% year on year in H1 - and costs from Covid-19 more than halved

  • How much is IFRS 17 costing the insurance industry?

    19 May 2021

    Insurers are 19 months away from having to implement the new contract accounting standard and it is already costing them more than anticipated. Cintia Cheong finds out why

  • Governments win in Covid-19 trade credit reinsurance programmes

    07 April 2021

    Governments have profited from the support they offered trade credit insurers during the Covid-19 pandemic. Insurers say they have no regrets, but are looking forward to the end of state aid. David Walker reports

  • Country profile: Germany

    16 March 2021

    Europe's third-largest insurance industry has survived the coronavirus pandemic so far, but continues to be plagued by low rates and poor profitability in motor and home cover, as David Walker describes in this special report featuring interviews with BaFin's Frank Grund and GDV's Jörg Asmussen

  • Frank Grund acknowledges "more difficult" times for building ZZR

    16 March 2021

    BaFin also finds some insurtechs "overly optimistic" on business plans

  • Talanx pays out €30m to UK churches as insured Sunday donations fall

    15 March 2021

    Covid-19 costs German re/insurer €1.5bn overall in 2020

  • Insurers urged to cease underwriting new gas infrastructure

    11 March 2021

    Climate activist group says LNG is not a clean alternative energy

  • Talanx buys Italian non-life firm from Apollo

    22 October 2020

    The purchase is part of the German firm's plan to be in the top 10 of Italian non-life insurers