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Monday 21 October 2019
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  • Growing demand for ethical investment ©Shutterstock Green and ethical investment soaringUK investment into green and ethical funds will have jumped by almost a quarter by the end of 2019 in comparison to last year, estimates by the EIRIS Foundation suggest. 07 October 2019
  • Insurance market not working well for many ©iStock Millions of insurance customers paying unfair pricesAround six million home and motor insurance customers pay high prices and are not getting a good deal in the UK, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has uncovered. 04 October 2019
  • Court rules no age discrimination ©Shutterstock Women lose state pension age battleA group of female campaigners has this morning lost a High Court battle with the UK government over its controversial increase to the state pension age. 03 October 2019
  • web_global_money_shutterstock_535344640.png Economic concerns dominate top business risksThree of the top five global risks facing businesses over the next decade are economic threats, an annual survey by the World Economic Forum (WEF) has uncovered. 02 October 2019
  • ESG rules a "key milestone" for pension schemes ©iStock New ESG investment rules come into forceUK pension scheme trustees must consider environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors when making investments decisions under new rules that came into force today. 01 October 2019
  • New GMP equalisation guidance ©iStock GMP equalisation guidance publishedThe Pensions Administration Standards Association (PASA) has today published further guidance for schemes undertaking guaranteed minimum pensions (GMP) equalisation. 30 September 2019
  • Further IFRS 17 changes proposed ©iStock WTW proposes IFRS 17 amendmentsWillis Towers Watson (WTW) has recommended that the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) make several additional amendments to IFRS 17. 30 September 2019
  • Pensions cut for FTSE 100 executives ©Shutterstock FTSE 100 firms cut pension contributions for directorsFour in 10 of the UK's 100 largest listed firms have cut pension contributions for directors this year, according to research from Willis Towers Watson (WTW). 27 September 2019
  • Brexit remains a "wild card" ©iStock Life insurance sector's stability threatened by no-deal BrexitThe outlook for the UK's life insurance industry remains stable, according to research by Moody's, but a no-deal Brexit threatens to undermine growth for the sector. 27 September 2019
  • wenb_trust_iStock-533045396.png Insurers top ranking of least-trusted companiesInsurers are among the least-trusted companies in the UK and cannot answer over half of routine questions asked of them by customers online, a new study has uncovered. 26 September 2019
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