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Friday, November 22, 2019


  • Insurers expect cost savings from cloud technology ©Shutterstock Insurers rapidly moving to the cloudMore than half of insurance companies are developing new IT operating models to support cloud technology, a global survey by consultancy firm Accenture has uncovered. Monday, July 22, 2019
  • Many do not understand their insurance policies ©ShutterstockMany don't understand their insurance policies ©Shutterstock Insurers win more than two-thirds of disputed claimsUK companies that take their insurers to court or public arbitration over the non-payment of a claim only win around one in three cases, new research has found. Friday, July 19, 2019
  • web_pension_iStock-1018105530.png Pension contributions hit record highEmployer contributions into defined contribution (DC) pension schemes at FTSE 100 companies have reached a record high, research from Willis Towers Watson (WLTW) has uncovered. Thursday, July 18, 2019
  • web_automation_shutterstock_1041219658.png Automation spending to more than treble in five yearsInsurance companies will spend more than three times as much on automation in five years than they do today, according to forecasts by Juniper Research. Thursday, July 18, 2019
  • GMP equalisation to be "highly complex" ©iStock PASA publishes GMP equalisation guidanceThe Pensions Administration Standards Association (PASA) yesterday published guidance for UK schemes undertaking guaranteed minimum pensions (GMP) equalisation. Wednesday, July 17, 2019
  • Climate law a threat to profitability ©Shutterstock Twenty-fold increase in climate law recordedThere has been a more than twenty-fold increase in national climate legislation and policy over the last 20 years, research from global law firm Clyde & Co has revealed. Wednesday, July 17, 2019
  • web_car_crash_iStock-451333971.png UK's discount rate raised to -0.25%The rate used by UK insurers to calculate compensation for serious personal injury claims has been increased after concerns were raised that victims receive too much. Tuesday, July 16, 2019
  • WEB__ageing_worker_iStock-514368244.png UK firms failing to adapt pension strategies to ageing workforceJust one-third of UK businesses have reviewed their pensions strategy in response to the challenge of an ageing workforce, new research has uncovered. Wednesday, July 10, 2019
  • web_eco_firms_iStock-938918126.png Investors on 'emergency footing' as polluting firms fail to transitionJust one in eight of the world's most carbon-emitting listed firms are cutting their emissions at the rate needed to keep global warming below 2C above pre-industrial levels. Wednesday, July 10, 2019
  • web_brexit_iStock-542799318.png CFOs increasingly fearful of BrexitMore chief financial officers (CFOs) are worried about the long-term impact of Brexit than at any point since the 2016 referendum, a quarterly survey by Deloitte has found. Tuesday, July 9, 2019
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