IDD delay greeted with mixed reactions

Insurers have welcomed the European Commission's proposal to delay implementation of the Insurance Distribution Directive, but not all national regulators are towing the line. Aggelos Andreou reports


BaFin warns insurers: 'We're watching you', on own funds and risk

German underwriters on course for €200bn of premium income


Solvency II standard formula too complex, reports too flimsy, says German regulator

BaFin head also suggests interest rate reserves are growing too fast


German underwriters divulge biggest cyber threats

The disclosure follows recent regulatory changes on how senior roles are assigned to IT specialists.


Germany slashes requirement for insurers hiring IT experts in senior roles

Watchdog says weak technology now "an existential risk" for underwriters


BaFin lays down the law on Solvency II reporting deadlines

Germany's regulator expecting year-on-year reporting in 2018


GDV warns German insurers, prepare for hard Brexit

Trade body says rules needed for orderly transfer of contracts if no trade deal is done


German insurers plead with regulators for breathing room

Trade body former president makes plea while setting out gripes with regulatory environment


GDV responds to BaFin's Orsa criticisms

German insurers express surprise at regulator's public criticisms of Orsas


BaFin pulls no punches in explaining Orsa shortcomings

Germany's regulator has said insurers must improve virtually all aspects of their Orsa reporting for 2018. David Walker reports