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    1. October 19, 2014

      Insurers press Osborne to find £500m for flood defences

      George Osborne will this week come under pressure to find hundreds of millions of pounds extra to bolster Britain’s flood...

    2. September 19, 2014

      How to cope with serious illness

      The steady expansion of life expectancy is an undoubted triumph for medicine. But our longevity presents well-documented...

    1. September 11, 2014

      Annuity sales fall by a third after changes to pension rules

      Annuity sales collapsed by a third in the months after George Osborne, chancellor, announced radical reforms of the UK...

    2. September 5, 2014

      Webb hints at action on pension exit fees

      Savers in workplace pension schemes will not know until December whether action will be taken to ease any penalties levied...

    3. September 3, 2014

      Insurers attack Bank of England over capital rules

      The Bank of England has been accused by a leading industry body of driving up the cost of insurance by imposing...

    4. August 22, 2014

      Annuity rates drift as reforms start to bite

      Pension savers risk getting a worse deal for their retirement savings as the gap between the best and worst annuity rates...

    5. August 13, 2014

      L&G’s exit leaves trade bodies existentially challenged

      Have trade associations outlived their purpose? Legal & General evidently thinks so. It has quit the Association of British...

    6. July 25, 2014

      Car insurers raise ‘administration’ fees

      Premiums for car insurance continue to fall but insurers are recouping revenue by sharply increasing “sneaky” administration...

    7. July 25, 2014

      Horse-trading begins over pension guidance guarantee

      You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink. And you can provide a free, independent at-retirement guidance...

    8. July 23, 2014

      UK flood protection scheme ‘unworkable’ say insurers

      The future of a UK fund intended to prevent homes being left without flood insurance was thrown into doubt after insurers...

    9. July 21, 2014

      Insurers face block on government pensions advice

      Britain’s biggest insurers will be barred from providing the government’s free financial guidance to millions of pension...

    10. July 20, 2014

      Insurers ‘dispute half of business claims’

      Insurers dispute almost half of claims made by businesses and typically take three years to reach settlements, according to...

    11. July 2, 2014

      Mike Ashley bonus approved at Sports Direct meeting

      After two previous shareholder rebellions, Sports Direct owner Mike Ashley struck third-time lucky on Wednesday when...

    12. July 1, 2014

      ABI appoints Axa UK chief to become next chairman

      The influential Association of British Insurers has turned to the UK chief executive of France-based group Axa to become its...

    13. June 26, 2014

      Punch Taverns closes in on £2.3bn restructuring deal

      Punch Taverns is on the brink of a £2.3bn restructuring deal after it reached an agreement with its biggest group of...

    14. June 20, 2014

      ABI urges investors to reject Sports Direct bonus scheme

      The Association of British Insurers is publicly calling on investors to reject the latest bonus scheme proposed by Sports...

    15. June 18, 2014

      Newton chief executive to chair UK fund body

      The UK asset management association has named Helena Morrissey, the chief executive of Newton, as its new chairman to...

    16. June 9, 2014

      UK pensions industry presses ministers on ‘free guidance’

      The government has been accused of not giving “sufficient urgency” to developing a Budget promise that will lead to hundreds...

    17. June 9, 2014

      Dutch-style pensions for UK face tough credibility test

      Playing with the pension system is a national political sport in the UK, but the coalition government has recently taken it...

    18. May 30, 2014

      Bogus UK insurance claims up 18% in 2013

      Insurers detected record amounts of fraudulent claims in 2013, with a rise in dishonest motor claims driving the overall...

    19. May 26, 2014

      UK capital raising powers trigger investor protests

      One in five of the UK’s largest public companies are facing investor protests over powers to raise funds without seeking...

    20. May 2, 2014

      Fund performance data ‘distorted’

      Performance figures for funds or groups of funds being distorted by discrepancies in the data supplied to investors by...

    21. May 1, 2014

      UK regulator moves to protect minority shareholders

      The Financial Conduct Authority has approved new rules to strengthen the position of minority shareholders when a...

    22. April 25, 2014

      Essar investors step up attack on Ruias over hostile offer

      Leading investors in Essar Energy have escalated their attacks on India’s Ruia family, the company’s majority stakeholder,...

    23. April 11, 2014

      HMRC guidance on cancelled annuities welcomed

      Newly retired pensioners who have backtracked on their decision to buy an annuity will not be penalised, the tax authority...

    24. April 8, 2014

      Doubt cast on Osborne’s pledge to revamp pensions system

      A crucial plank of George Osborne’s Budget pledge to revolutionise the pensions system has been called into question by the...

    25. April 7, 2014

      Insurance industry calls for government to widen Flood Re cover

      Pressure is mounting on government officials to backtrack on plans to exclude the most expensive properties from the new...

    26. April 1, 2014

      George Osborne unleashes fury at FCA over insurance probe leak

      George Osborne has attacked the Financial Conduct Authority over its bungled announcement of a probe into the insurance...

    27. March 30, 2014

      FCA chief’s role in question after zombie funds debacle

      Insurers have called on Martin Wheatley to consider his position as head of the Financial Conduct Authority after a debacle...

    28. March 14, 2014

      Floods bill put at £446m

      Insurers face an estimated bill of £446m following the floods that covered swaths of the UK this winter, according to the...

    29. March 13, 2014

      Winter floods and storms set to cost insurers £1.1bn

      The floods and storms that battered Britain during the wettest winter on record are set to land insurers with a £1.1bn bill...

    30. March 7, 2014

      The care conundrum – how to pay for your old age

      Longer lives are perhaps the greatest achievement of the past 50 years. Lives that, on average, see men and women carried...

    31. March 4, 2014

      Annuity ‘tie-in’ deals face renewed criticism

      Zurich faces renewed criticism after it was revealed the life office was set to receive a £13,000 commission for referring a...

    32. February 21, 2014

      Thousands miss out on enhanced annuities

      People in poor health, who smoke or even snore are missing out on tens of thousands of pounds in retirement income by not...

    33. February 21, 2014

      DWP needs to get the basics right

      Faced with the prospect of a growing proportion of elderly citizens, Britain has wisely stepped up to the plate with a...

    34. February 19, 2014

      Essar owners warned over reputation risk

      Investors on Wednesday warned the Ruia family against ruining their reputation in the City of London by taking Essar Energy...

    35. February 18, 2014

      Flood claims cannot be rushed, say insurers

      Insurers have hit back at Ed Miliband after the Labour leader called on the industry to make payments to flood victims...

    36. February 18, 2014

      Annuity sales plunge to eight-year low

      Sales of annuities have dropped to an eight-year low as unattractive deals put pensioners off buying policies that convert...

    37. February 17, 2014

      Insurers reassign staff to deal with flood queries

      Insurers have reassigned 1,800 staff to deal with a rush of customer queries about the recent floods, the industry announced...

    38. February 13, 2014

      Q&A: finding insurance for a high-risk home

      After the wettest January on record and sustained heavy rains, properties across swaths of southwest and southeast England...

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