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    1. May 3, 2016

      Driverless cars may lead to more crashes, says UK insurance group

      Driverless car technology may give consumers a “false sense of security” that leads to an increase in the number of...

    2. April 1, 2016

      Cheaper flood insurance for thousands as Flood Re launches

      Sixteen of the UK’s biggest insurance brands have signed up to a new scheme designed to make home insurance cheaper for...

    Special Reports

    1. Risk Management

      After much delay, EU-wide insurance regulations are finally here. But Solvency II divi...
    2. The Future of Retirement

      Many savers are using new pension freedoms to set up businesses. Is a new generation o...
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    1. April 1, 2016

      Pampered pooches spur rise in pet insurance claims

      Gourmet food, luxury beds and specialist spa treatments are no longer enough for the nation’s pampered pooches. Pet...

    2. March 31, 2016

      11m UK consumers receive cold calls about pensions

      Nearly 11m consumers have received a cold call or text about their pension, sparking further concerns that scammers are...

    3. March 28, 2016

      Double hit to home insurance from rising cost of flooding

      Households face a double hit from the rising cost of flooding after leading insurers said they will pass on the burden...

    4. March 16, 2016

      UK car insurance: premium economy

      Common sense abhors the eternally lossmaking industry. What keeps capital flowing into a profitless money pit?...

    5. March 8, 2016

      Esure says GoCompare the premium growth

      Esure, the motor insurance specialist, has signalled a new and more aggressive drive for growth after reporting a 6 per...

    6. January 26, 2016

      UK insurers to publish payout details for first time

      The UK insurance industry will on Tuesday for the first time reveal the proportion of claims that result in payouts....

    7. January 18, 2016

      Taskforce backs tough action to tackle insurance fraudsters

      More data sharing, a clampdown on nuisance calls, an aggressive response to suspect claims and tougher action against...

    8. December 28, 2015

      UK curbs on whiplash claims set to cut car premiums by £1bn

      Efforts to eradicate spurious insurance claims for whiplash injuries are set to cut motorists’ premiums by £1bn a year....

    9. December 7, 2015

      UK insurers expected to pay out less than for previous floods

      Insurance experts believe the floods in Cumbria will cost the industry less than other similar events during the past...

    10. December 3, 2015

      UK insurers to put last year’s premium on renewal letters

      At last — wave goodbye to the hours spend rifling through filing cabinets or frantically searching email inboxes for...

    11. November 29, 2015

      Life sector warned over pensions ‘premier league’

      The UK’s life company sector is headed for “massive” consolidation over the next five years with several well known...

    12. September 11, 2015

      Smaller UK pension investors stung by hidden charges

      Thousands of smaller investors who have switched their pension savings into riskier retirement products designed for...

    13. August 20, 2015

      Two-thirds of savers are cashing in pension pots

      Savers are taking advantage of new pension freedoms and cashing in their pension pots in droves, despite the tax...

    14. August 19, 2015

      Annuities fall out of favour, but still offer certainty

      For those who value the prospect of a good night’s sleep in retirement, an annuity is the only financial product that...

    15. July 30, 2015

      UK pensions savers urged to name providers charging high fees

      Savers are being asked to name pension providers who charge high fees for transferring or cashing in savings early, as...

    16. July 15, 2015

      Retirement savers cash in £1.8bn from liberated pension pots

      Pension savers have taken out more than £1.8bn from their pension pots since freedoms came into force in April,...

    17. June 19, 2015

      Insurers call for pension advice safeguards to be watered down

      UK insurers are calling on the government to water down a safeguard for the pension market, saying it is making it...

    18. June 12, 2015

      Why pensions freedom is still a way off for some

      Big changes to pension rules which came into force in April were designed to give savers full freedom over their...

    19. May 20, 2015

      CEO pay: it is time for one brave leader to ask for less

      Chief executive pay is a scandal. It is too high, too complicated and has badly damaged the image of business. Even...

    20. May 1, 2015

      More reasons to chop at Morrison

      If you like your annual reports full-fat, glutinous and larded with humbug, then feast your eyes on the latest offering...

    21. April 29, 2015

      Industry and unions call for independent pension commission

      The UK’s multibillion-pound pension and insurance industries have joined forces with unions to call on the next...

    22. April 26, 2015

      Risk management industry must adjust to climate change loss

      Videos produced by the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety, in which simulated tornadoes and hurricanes tear...

    23. March 26, 2015

      FCA criticised over delay to pensions competition rules

      The financial regulator is being criticised over its plans to fix competition concerns in the pensions market because...

    24. March 26, 2015

      FCA criticised over delay to pensions competition rules

      The financial regulator is being criticised over its plans to fix competition concerns in the pensions market because...

    25. March 9, 2015

      Disclosing pay ratios would contribute to a public debate

      Sir Martin Sorrell has balanced his criticism of Labour’s “business bashing” tendencies by pointing to the...

    26. February 27, 2015

      Warning over ‘default annuitisation’

      Annuity sales have continued to fall as people approaching retirement age shift their cash into income drawdown ahead...

    27. February 25, 2015

      UK pension reforms not ready says industry

      The pensions industry has accused the UK government of failing to prepare properly for the launch of its overhaul of...

    28. February 24, 2015

      Insurers suggest earlier access to pension funds

      The government is facing growing calls to give younger savers earlier access to their pensions to help them get on the...

    29. February 20, 2015

      Chart that tells a story — insurance premiums

      What does this show? This chart shows how the average annual cost of car and home insurance has changed over the past...

    30. February 6, 2015

      Flood insurance scheme value criticised

      A scheme designed to extend affordable insurance cover to the growing number of homes at risk of flooding has been...

    31. February 1, 2015

      Insurers warned to use ‘big data’ responsibly

      The insurance industry risks sparking a regulatory crackdown unless it takes “great care” to ensure its increasing use...

    32. October 27, 2014

      BoE demands climate answers from insurers

      The Bank of England has written to dozens of insurance companies to assess the risk that climate change poses to their...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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