• Bank of England chief stresses the importance of open economies for insurers

    10 November 2023

    Increased isolationism is raising costs for insurers, AM Best adds

  • Sam Woods asked: "Would you resign over Solvency II reform?"

    07 March 2023

    The chief executive of the PRA answers MP's questions in a committee hearing

  • UK's Solvency II reforms would increase risk of life insurer failure by 20%

    06 March 2023

    Bank of England's governor responds to MPs' request for analysis

  • COMMENT: Solvency UK's number is up

    17 January 2023

    Have Sam Woods and Andrew Bailey disrupted the government's Solvency II reform plans?

  • Solvency UK reform "increases risk", says Sam Woods

    16 January 2023

    Prudential Regulation Authority chief urged MPs to support additional risk controls

  • Gilts crash: a boon out of a crisis for insurers

    18 October 2022

    Another day, another UK financial market crash. But while it has gone wrong for British politics and pension funds, the current crisis may actually benefit insurers in the long run. Ronan McCaughey and Sarfraz Thind report

  • Bank of England ignites the debate on UK-EU Solvency II equivalence

    12 February 2021

    The EU is in no rush to grant the UK reciprocal equivalence on Solvency II and has stirred anger by saying it wants to see how far the UK diverges before giving the green light. Paul Walsh assesses the state of play and whether there is any potential for a future agreement

  • UK renews focus on climate stress tests, capital and disclosure

    10 November 2020

    Climate risk disclosures to be mandatory for all financial institutions by 2025

  • UK and EU approach to Solvency II "like papal schism"

    20 October 2020

    Same doctrine, different politics will lead to some divergence

  • BoE governor intervenes in pension superfunds regime: report

    24 June 2020

    Andrew Bailey says framework is a financial stability risk, reports Sky News