German trade bodies criticise BaFin over reporting, proportionality

Regulator replies existing measures to ease burden are appropriate


IFRS 17: what insurers dislike from the final consultation

The treatment of reinsurance accounting under IFRS 17 appears to be the most consistent complaint from re/insurers, but deciding when the standard should take effect continues to generate disagreements among stakeholders. Cintia Cheong reports


What's next for the MA and VA?

More than €100bn of capital relief is provided by Solvency II's matching and volatility adjustments, but they are far from uncontroversial. As the European Commission begins to consider reforms, Christopher Cundy reports on the problems and possible solutions


German life insurers relish €4.5bn-plus saving on ZZR contributions

The revised methodology for calculating Germany's special interest rate reserves is saving billions for the country's life insurers. David Walker reports


German insurers want "fundamental reform" of Solvency II reporting

GDV advocates lower reporting requirements for well capitalised companies with lower risk profiles


German internal mergers hit 10-year low

GDV says business restructuring at insurers now focuses on IT, products and distribution


German insurers fear UK ditching Solvency II rules post-Brexit

Underwriters voice their post-Brexit concerns through their trade body


Solvency II: what reforms can we expect?

Christopher Cundy examines what will change with the two scheduled reviews of Solvency II and the other issues set to influence the EU's landmark insurance legislation


German insurers more upbeat on their prospects

Industry survey finds digitalisation is viewed positively


German actuaries cast doubt on health cover's future

Costs predicted to more than double for consumers