R.I.P. traditional life insurance

Low interest rates killed off European life insurance products that offered policyholders guaranteed annual returns. Even now as rates rise, David Walker finds practitioners are ready to bury the concept


Ivass hails "significant reduction" in solvency ratio volatility in 2021

Italian regulator comments on average ratio diving to 101% in Eiopa stress tests


40 Italian insurers planned on paying dividends during pandemic

Some proposals "did not comply with prudential criteria," Italian regulator reveals


Put climate risk in pillar 1 of Solvency II, MEPs told

Econ hearing on regulatory review reignites climate debate


Italy sets expectations on IFRS 17

Consultation runs until 16 April


Cattolica sets aside €11m to pay for dormant policies

Italian regulator wants all life insurers to find customers - or kin - of dormant policies


Italians' solvency rises 46 points to 257% since H1 2020

Own funds and SCR moved in right directions since mid-2020, Ivass reveals


Paolo Bedoni not among candidates as Cattolica replaces its board

Chairman loses role after solvency troubles last year


Cattolica units reveal how bad their solvency got in 2020

Vera Vita and BCC Vita breached regulatory requirements during market volatility