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  • Mercer: FTSE 350 DB deficits rise to £102bnDeficits on defined benefits schemes of FTSE 350 companies increased to just over £100bn at the end of March, driven by a reduction in asset values, according to Mercer's pension risk survey 04 April 2014
  • Investors looking for retirement boost, Schroders survey findsAlmost three fifths of individual investors with €10,000 or more to spend during the next 12 months are aiming to boost retirement savings but many are failing to take a long-term view on high-growth assets, according to a Schroders poll. 04 April 2014
  • London Bridge hospital_shuttershock HCA ordered to sell off hospitals following healthcare reviewThe Competition and Markets Authority has ordered private healthcare operator HCA Hospitals to sell two of its hospitals in central London as part of measure to increase competition in private healthcare and stimulate innovation in the insurance market 03 April 2014
  • Willis Re finds ongoing fall in reinsurance ratesReinsurance rates continued to fall by up to 20% across the board at the April 1 renewals, brokers Willis Re have revealed in a new study. 03 April 2014
  • Webb hails State Pension top-upDetails of the so-called State Pension top up, which allows people to boost their retirement income by making extra National Insurance contributions, have been published and hailed as a 'good deal' by the pensions minister. 02 April 2014
  • DB deficit total rose to £164bn in March, says JLTThe combined deficit of the UK's private sector defined benefit pension schemes ended the month at £164bn, according to estimates published by JLT Employee Benefits today. 01 April 2014
  • Martin Wheatley Wheatley admits insurance review leak 'not FCA's finest hour'The leaking of information on a planned insurance sector review 'was not the Financial Conduct Authority's finest hour', its chief executive has admitted after the communications bungle sparked a slump in industry shares. 01 April 2014
  • TPR launches investigations following record-keeping reviewThe Pensions Regulator has opened seven case investigations into record keeping at occupational pension schemes following a wide-ranging review of data standards. 31 March 2014
  • 'Unexpected' drop in life insurance business, poll findsBusiness volumes in the UK life insurance sector dropped 'unexpectedly' in the three months to March while profitability remained flat, according to a quarterly poll. 31 March 2014
  • Concern at draft IORP directiveActuaries have expressed reservations at the recent overhaul to the Europe-wide directive on the supervision of institutions providing occupational pensions 28 March 2014
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  • Code-shadow Social media: The age of meIt's time for insurance to come out of the dark ages and take advantage of 'code halos', the technology trail that each one of us creates around ourselves, writes Ben Pring

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