BaFin predicts "overwhelming majority" of life sales with flexible guarantees

Lower promises only cut overall burden slowly, BaFin adds


German trade bodies criticise BaFin over reporting, proportionality

Regulator replies existing measures to ease burden are appropriate


Baloise to snap up non-life book of Athora Belgium

It marks the Swiss group’s second Belgian M&A deal this year


Denmark's Gefion gets €6m capital boost

The need to increase Gefion’s capital position became apparent after regulatory intervention


Comment: Authorities wise not to dismantle the public part of pillar 3

Transparency of Solvency II reporting benefits competition and insurers


UK non-life insurers post another year of underwriting losses in 2018

Insurance Risk Data finds average combined ratios above 100%


Brexit produces 'eye-catching' insurance solvency figures

Insurance Risk Data unearths some striking metrics from UK insurance players fearing a ‘hard Brexit’


In the Spotlight: Gefion Insurance

The Danish motor insurer is latest to require remedial action by regulator Finanstilsynet after deficiencies were identified in its capital and risk management practices. David Walker reports


Generali buys two Portuguese companies: Tranquilidade deal confirmed

Deal will affect Generali's Solvency II ratio by 3.5pp


Run-off specialist Darag purchases closed reinsurer of African risk

Deal marks Darag's first entry to UK market