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Mutuals' deferred shares could have saved LV= from demutualising

With the British life insurer planning to demutualise with the £530m sale of its business, Cintia Cheong talks to AFM chief Martin Shaw about the prospects for the mutual sector in the UK

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Mutuals find a new path to share capital

The UK's mutual insurers are eagerly awaiting the outcome of negotiations on legislation that could help lead a revival of the sector. Asa Gibson reports

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Solvency II: Pillar 3 issues for smaller insurers

Getting to grips with the reporting requirements for Solvency II for firms as they become more involved with Pillar 3 implementation has already been flagged as a challenge for many, but this is especially so for the smaller players in the market, argues Charles Portsmouth, who highlights the key issues for such companies