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Blog: April 2014 Archive

Savings of UK households underestimated by up to 6% a year

Malcolm McLean comments on latest ONS figures that show since 1997 the savings held by UK households have been significantly underestimated. Possibly by as much as 3% to 6% a year.

Mutuality and with-profits funds: Statements released by the FCA and PRA

The overall aim of the consultation is to respond to the market’s wishes and to provide mutuals with flexibility.

Regulation of actuarial roles under SII regime

Institute and Faculty of Actuaries is consulting on a regulatory framework to support the roles that UK actuaries hold under Solvency II.

Winding down schemes

Once a scheme has no more active members, we call it a winding down scheme. The benefits for all members are known, albeit they may be subject to unknown future price inflation, and we don't know how long they will be paid for.

Three lines of defence model – Marmite for risk management

Love it or hate it, the three lines of defence concept is widely known among the insurance and banking sector as a risk governance framework.

EIOPA Consultation: Implementing Technical Standards for Solvency II Set 1

EIOPA have released the first set of technical standards for Solvency II which are relevant to firms planning on using a number of features in the Solvency II process.

FCA Business Plan 2014/15

In this blog, we outline how the insurance sector is impacted by the FCA’s upcoming activities and look at relevant studies.

How are DB schemes impacted by admin and other running costs?

TPR has today published the findings of research examining how DB schemes of different sizes are impacted by administration and other running costs.

TPR publishes DB scheme expenses research and comparison tool

A note about TPR's DB scheme expenses research and comparison tool.

Insurance implications of the 2014 Budget

On 19 March, the Chancellor of the Exchequer gave his fifth Budget speech of this parliament. One of the biggest changes came in the form of the re...

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