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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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,...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. February 13, 2014

    UK economic growth set to withstand floods

    While the wettest weather since records began is bringing misery to tens of thousands of UK households, it is unlikely to...

  35. February 10, 2014

    Leasehold homes face flood insurance risk

    Tens of thousands of leasehold properties face being left without affordable insurance because they will be excluded from a...

  36. January 22, 2014

    Insurers dash government hopes of early products for elderly care

    Insurers have dashed government hopes of early products covering the cost of long-term care for the elderly, undermining one...

  37. January 17, 2014

    Plight of the small pension pot saver

    From our television screens to Twitter to the Houses of Parliament, there’s barely a place where annuities – and questions...

  38. January 15, 2014

    New details of flood insurance plan unveiled

    The insurance group co-ordinating the launch of a national flood cover subsidy fund has unveiled fresh details of how it...

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