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DWP urged to remain invested in Pensions Dashboard

ICAS is urging the UK Government to stay onboard with the Pensions Dashboard Project.
Posted on: Friday Jul 20

The sun and the sea and the threat of a holiday nightmare

New research from Aviva shows that british holidaymakers will fork out an average of £1,500 on holidays this year but nearly half (49%) risk losing it all by failing to protect their travel plans when they book,
Posted on: Friday Jul 20

One in three global insurers budget over EUR50m for IFRS 17

According to Deloitte research more than one in three (35%) global insurers are budgeting over €50m (£44.2m) as they move towards IFRS 17 implementation. IFRS 17 goes live as the new global accounting regulation on 1st January 2021.
Posted on: Friday Jul 20

Car insurance sees biggest annual price fall since 2014

Comprehensive car insurance premiums have continued to fall during the second quarter of 2018, with UK motorists now paying £752 on average, which is £95 (11%) less than they were paying this time last year, according to the latest Car Insurance Price Index in association with Willis Towers Watson.
Posted on: Friday Jul 20

Making home insurance smarter

The home insurance market is entering an important phase in its development. We are seeing a number of new market entrants with wholly digitalised propositions. Tied to this is increasing interest in how smart home devices could be used to mitigate insurance risk, and even, in the future, be used to support underwriting decisions.
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Posted on: Friday Jul 20

The true potential of blockchain for the insurance industry

Aon announces the launch of the first article in its 2018 Global Insurance Market Opportunities series entitled Blockchain: Mechanics and Magic
Posted on: Thursday Jul 19

JLT acquire digital saving and investment service Moola

JLT Employee Benefits (JLT), one of the UK’s leading employee benefit providers, has acquired the award-winning digital saving and investment service Moola, subject to regulatory approval.
Posted on: Thursday Jul 19

Individuals resist sacrificing home to pay for care

As government prepares to launch Green Paper, views differ on how and how much individuals should be required to pay.
Posted on: Thursday Jul 19

A travesty if Pensions Dashboard is scrapped

Recent speculation suggests that the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Ester McVey, is looking to scrap the hugely anticipated pensions dashboard, set to launch next year. The proposal, applauded by the pensions industry, has been plagued by delays with the recent feasibility studies taking longer than anticipated, and now it seems, may not go ahead at all.
Posted on: Thursday Jul 19

XPS Pensions Group comments on the CMA report

Patrick McCoy, Head of Investments, XPS Pensions Group said: ”The CMA review highlights that trustees would get a better deal in investment consulting and fiduciary management if they were more engaged and were provided with better information on performance and fees. We very much welcome these recommendations. It is now time for trustees to look outside of the Big 3 providers to get a better quality of service they deserve.
Posted on: Wednesday Jul 18

Additional comments on CMA report on investment consultants

Additional comment from Aon, Cardano, PMI and JLT Employee Benefits on the CMA's report on investment consultants
Posted on: Wednesday Jul 18

Origo comment on Pensions Dashboard speculation

Following todays’ speculation on whether Pension Dashboard would be scrapped because it should not be provided by the state, Michael Roe, Development Director Origo, says:
Posted on: Wednesday Jul 18

Projections show cost of public sector pensions to plummet

New data from the UK’s budget watchdog demonstrates that government rhetoric about the unaffordability of public sector pension schemes is overblown, a leading trade union has argued.
Posted on: Wednesday Jul 18

Aegon comments on CMA report on investment consultants

Aegon comments on the CMA Investment Consultants Market Investigation provisional decision report
Steven Cameron, Pensions Director at Aegon said:
Posted on: Wednesday Jul 18

Dashcam usage to increase as national safety portal launched

According to an AA-Populus study more than two thirds of cars in the UK are likely to be equipped with dashcams over coming months with a fifth (20%) of drivers already owning one while another half (51%) thinking about doing so, 16% seriously,
Posted on: Wednesday Jul 18

Shaping the future of investing – a story of resilience

Looking back on 12 months of experience, Swiss Re shares insights and key learnings from applying ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) criteria to all asset classes. The evidence confirms that ESG makes economic sense: investors benefit from improved risk-adjusted returns. At the same time, society benefits from a more responsible investor community and, therefore, a more resilient world.
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Posted on: Tuesday Jul 17

Comment on Esther McVey plan to scrap Pensions Dashboard

Responding to reports that Esther McVey is planning to scrap the Pensions Dashboard, Andy Tarrant, Head of Policy at The People’s Pension, said:
Posted on: Tuesday Jul 17

Aegon comment on ONS figures

Commenting on today’s UK labour market report, Kate Smith, Head of Pensions at Aegon said:
Posted on: Tuesday Jul 17

How satellite constellations impact space risk

Over the next 10 years, the number of active satellites in orbit is set to multiply. New satellite constellations that deliver global services like Earth observation, internet connectivity and voice communications are spurring this development. Lower orbits in particular are becoming increasingly populated and littered with debris, putting satellite operations at risk of collision. In fact, orbital debris makes up over 90% of the tracked objects orbiting the Earth today. Drawing on expertise from the technical, legal and insurance disciplines, a new study from Swiss Re Corporate Solutions explores the implications for collision risk in low Earth orbits (LEO).
Posted on: Tuesday Jul 17

InsurTech is breaking boundaries and moving beyond insurance

New research from Startupbootcamp InsurTech (SBC) and PwC explores how InsurTech has rapidly evolved over the past three years since Startupbootcamp InsurTech was established. The report shows that the narrative surrounding InsurTech has shifted and both parties are now working together to take the insurance industry into the next decade.
Posted on: Tuesday Jul 17

FCA proposal to improve investment platform market

According to interim findings of the Financial Conduct Authority’s market study into investment platforms competition is working well for most consumers using investment platforms.
Posted on: Monday Jul 16

DWP appoint first CEO for the new SFGB

The Department for Work and Pensions has appointed John Govett as the first Chief Executive Officer of the new Single Financial Guidance Body (SFGB).
Posted on: Monday Jul 16

Stars of the Future 2018 - Nominations Now Open

Stars of the Future 2018 nominations are now open!
We are delighted to announce that nominations are now open for Stars of the Future 2018 awards, sponsored by Star Actuarial Futures. Nominations will be open for one month before short-listing and voting. Nominate your colleagues now!

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Posted on: Monday Jul 16

Trustees risk losing track of over GBP50bn in DC assets

Trustees must regularly monitor and assess the security of their members’ assets as unprecedented levels of change transform the DC provider marketplace warns the Security of DC Assets Working Party. It makes this claim as continued provider consolidation is likely to see over £50bn of DC members’ assets invested with either a new provider or in a different fund structure before the end of 2018.
Posted on: Monday Jul 16

Graduates tough decision on student debt or pension pot

As young people around Britain attend graduation ceremonies this summer, many will face a choice when they start their first job between staying in a workplace pension or opting out and putting the money saved towards paying off their student debt.
Posted on: Monday Jul 16

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