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Saturday 24 August 2019


  • web_cyber_sercurity_shutterstock_1095422036.png Cyber security breaches to rise 70% by 2024Cyber security breaches will increase by nearly 70% over the next five years and cost businesses around $5trn (£4trn) annually, up from approximately $3trn today. 23 August 2019
  • Investors value communication ©iStock Fund manager communication critical for investors, study findsAlmost three-quarters of institutional investors believe it is important for them to have direct and regular contact with fund managers, a global study has found. 22 August 2019
  • web_money_growth_iStock-693991546.png W&I insurance claims soar worldwideWarranty and indemnity (W&I) insurance claims have increased hugely in recent years amid a growing number of mergers and acquisitions (M&A), research from Marsh has found. 21 August 2019
  • web_penison_iStock-155125644.png UK government urged to raise state pension age to 75The UK's state pension age is unsustainable and should be raised to 70 by 2028 and 75 by 2035, the Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) think tank has recommended. 20 August 2019
  • web_automated_car_iStock-600403094.png Two in five drivers unaware of telematics insurance savingsMore than two out of five UK drivers are unaware that they could save money by switching to telematics-based car insurance, a YouGov survey has uncovered. 19 August 2019
  • Huge variations across sectors ©iStock Pension contributions ranked by sectorFinancial services provide their employees with higher pension contributions as a percentage of salaries than any other sector, a new study of UK industries has revealed. 16 August 2019
  • UK attracts high investment ©iStock UK FinTech investment nearly doublesThe first six months of this year saw UK FinTech companies attract nearly double the investment they did over the same period in 2018, although funding declined sharply worldwide. 15 August 2019
  • Many schemes running an accounting surplus ©iStock FTSE 350 pension deficits plummetThe UK's largest listed companies have seen their pension deficits fall by almost a third over the last year, with nearly half of schemes now running a surplus. 14 August 2019
  • Buyouts continue at "frenetic pace" ©Shutterstock Pension buyouts hit record highUK pension schemes recently completed their busiest ever 12-month period for buy-ins and buyouts, data from Lane Clark & Peacock (LCP) has revealed. 13 August 2019
  • web_AI_iStock-1130152320.png AI insurance premiums to soar by 2024Artificial intelligence (AI) will help underwrite $20bn (£17bn) worth of insurance premiums by 2024, a more than fifteen-fold increase on the £1.3bn forecast for this year. 12 August 2019
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