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InsurTech start-ups plot disruptive change

Innovation efforts focussed on distribution channels and customer engagement

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Twenty UK insurers await news on Solvency II internal model application

PRA expected to announce decisions over the weekend

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Life insurers stuck with the riddle of the risk margin

Of all the innovations of Solvency II, the risk margin threatens to be the most painful for UK life insurers. The transitional benefit will provide relief against it on 1 January, but in the long run it may do more harm than good. Hugo Coelho reports

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Solvency II 'preparations' to continue past 1 January

A lot to do after statutory implementation date

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More than 170 delegates expected at Insurance Risk & Capital

Third edition of InsuranceERM's conference takes place in three weeks

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Blip, trend or poor model? Insurers respond to shift in mortality projections

Recent mortality projections for England and Wales have led some observers to question whether this marks the start of a new trend – or the need to build a new model. Asa Gibson reports

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Axa pension fund heads to America for £2.8bn longevity swap

Solvency II favours risk transfer to non-EU firms

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Mutuals find a new path to share capital

The UK's mutual insurers are eagerly awaiting the outcome of negotiations on legislation that could help lead a revival of the sector. Asa Gibson reports

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LV= swoops for Teachers Assurance

Mutual manages around £1bn in assets

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S&P upgrades view on LV= risk management and liquidity

Affirms UK insurer's BBB+ credit rating