Protests against FTT build up steam

Europe's Financial Transaction Tax has now been adopted by 11 states. Many insurers argue that the tax will make running their businesses more difficult and costly -- to the detriment of their customers. With less than six months left until the official implementation date, Sarfraz Thind looks at whether the industry has time to make its voice heard


Insurers face "biggest ever" financial reporting change

Third draft of international standard on insurer accounting released


ORSA is biggest challenge for North American CROs

Economic capital also set to occupy CROs, E&Y survey finds


The tax opportunity hiding in Solvency II

Solvency capital requirements could be cut by 25% or more if the tax element is treated appropriately, according to Gordon Gray

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Solvency II "ruined" by implementation

Lack of clarity and too complicated, say survey respondents


Insurance accounting rules set for further delay

Global insurance accounting standard unlikely before 2016, says Swiss Re


Regulation costs UK insurers more than £730m a year

General insurers spending an average 1% of GWP, says RPC


Life insurers can reduce SCR under new UK tax laws

Will be at "competitive disadvantage" if they don't, says KPMG


IASB consults further on insurance contracts accounting

Could mean standards won't be in force until 2016


Timing gap between Solvency II and IFRS 4 phase II could be costly

Solvency II and new IASB accounting rules for insurers have similarities, but an awkward gap between their implementation dates looks likely to give rise to operational difficulties and additional costs, says Kevin Griffith