What German insurers expect from a European recovery post-Covid-19

GDV chairman calls for a more sustainable economy in Europe in the post-crisis period


German insurers face €500m bill for voluntary business compensation

GDV says business policies in Germany very clear on pandemics


Coronavirus action plan activated at key German insurer

But trade body says virus still exerting limited influence on country's industry as a whole


German insurers slam regulatory 'stranglehold' on economy

GDV chief economist Klaus Wiener calls for a principles-based system


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