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

    16 March 2021

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

  • Debeka Leben falls below 100% solvency without transitionals

    03 March 2021

    Group calls on Europe's politicians not to "close eyes" to effect of low rates

  • German life firms risk capital inadequacy when transitionals expire

    25 February 2021

    BaFin's Frank Grund predicts more insurers to face "intensive supervision" as result of Covid-19

  • Regulators highlight dividends, Brexit and Solvency II as key topics for 2021

    10 December 2020

    German, Irish and British regulators discussed their top concerns for 2021 at InsuranceERM's Insurance Risk & Capital EMEA conference last week. Cintia Cheong reports

  • EU supervisors comment on Eiopa's plans for Solvency II reform

    23 November 2020

    French, German and Italian supervisors are supporting some of Eiopa's proposals to amend Solvency II, while the European Commission has admitted it needs to do more to encourage long-term business. Cintia Cheong reports

  • BaFin predicts "overwhelming majority" of life sales with flexible guarantees

    13 November 2019

    Lower promises only cut overall burden slowly, BaFin adds

  • BaFin spells out its Solvency II review wish-list

    07 May 2019

    Negative rate modelling and investment relief for life insurers top regulator's list

  • Less than 10% of EU insurers reveal individual stress test results

    17 December 2018

    Only four of 42 groups allow Eiopa stress tests results to be published

  • Supervisors get serious on innovation risk

    22 November 2018

    Insurers have plenty to gain from adopting robotics, AI and big data technologies, but supervisors want to see them managing the risks properly. Paul Walsh reports from the IAIS annual conference in Luxembourg

  • BaFin puts ZZR contribution saving at €15bn

    16 November 2018

    But Germany’s regulator says the challenges for life industry will endure