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Turning the tables in Ireland
Emmet Thornburgh and Shane Prendergast explore the mortality experience of Irish insured lives, on behalf of the Demography Committee of the Society of Actuaries of Ireland
Monday 5th August 2019
With-profits funds are in terminal decline, and many are closed to new business. But these funds will need careful management over their remaining lifespans, says Tim Sheldon
Wednesday 8th February 2017
If the price is right for life
Advanced pricing techniques are commonly used in motor insurance. Alastair Black and Alan Clarkson explore how they are starting to be used in the life industry
Tuesday 4th October 2016
Insurers and charities join forces to tackle HIV misconceptions
The Association of British Insurers (ABI) has produced a guide to raise consumer awareness that life insurance products are available to those living with HIV.
Thursday 28th July 2016
Average LGBT life insurance sum assured exceeds £170,000
The average amount a life assurance policy guarantees to pay up for lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgender people (LGBT) now stands at £176,695, according to a survey by insurer Compass.
Wednesday 27th July 2016
Prudential withdraws amid annuity market changes
Prudential will no longer sell conventional annuities through intermediaries due to market changes, it announced on Friday.
Tuesday 21st June 2016
Secondary annuity 'a soft market to start with', conference told
A group of panelists in a discussion has predicted a secondary annuity market will have potentially more sellers than buyers when it is being rolled out in April next year.
Friday 10th June 2016
The growth marches on
Is the increasing use of medical underwriting in bulk annuity pricing now inevitable? Costas Yiasoumi examines how MUBAs have affected the pensions industry
Wednesday 4th May 2016
Fewer than one in five likely to cash in their annuity, says IFoA
While most pensioners are aware of the UK governments plans for a secondary annuity market, only 18% are likely to take advantage, according to a study commissioned by the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA).
Tuesday 26th April 2016
Six life insurers under FCA scrutiny
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has started investigations into the disclosure of exit and paid-up charges of six life insurance firms to determine whether they are treating customers fairly.
Thursday 3rd March 2016