IFRS IC likely to stand its ground on IFRS 17 annuity decision

Staff at the IFRS Interpretations Committee have backed the original decision on annuity accounting, going against the view of most stakeholders. Cintia Cheong reports


GDV issues fresh call for post-Bernd natcat mitigation

German homes have been rebuilt on flood-risk sites since last summer's disaster


German cyber loss ratios peaked at 275% in 2020

Risk retention is falling as claims patterns evolve, BaFin survey finds


Strong life sales buoy spirits at German mid-tier composites

Mid-sized German firms Bayerische, Münchener Verein and LVM beat industry averages


Dutch MEP decries privatisation of ESG data important to insurers

Kieler Rück CEO calls European Single Access Point a "game changer"


Germany's insurers ready for the green light

Trade association GDV has detailed plans for national-level reforms in 2022, and is hoping progress will not be stalled by the newly formed coalition government. David Walker reports


German insurers reveal extent of ESG underwriting

GDV warns de-carbonising Germany risks de-industrialising it


Business closure insurers win case in top German court

Judges examined policy that listed specific illnesses covered


Germany reveals profits from pandemic trade credit insurance programme

Support scheme for trade underwriters ran until June 2021