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Thursday 22 August 2019


  • Changes proposed for new accounting standard ©iStock New IFRS 17 amendments publishedThe International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) has today published six proposed changes to IFRS 17 following pressure from the insurance industry. 26 June 2019
  • New campaign needed to raise social care awareness ©Shutterstock Social care reforms proposed for third of UK populationAround a third of the UK population could benefit from targeted government incentives that boost saving for social care, the Pension Policy Institute (PPI) has proposed. 25 June 2019
  • EU sustainable finance guidelines ©Shutterstock EU publishes climate disclosure guideThe European Commission has published a new guide to help around 6,000 insurance firms, banks and listed companies report how their activities impact the climate. 25 June 2019
  • web_pension_woman_iStock-470176543.png A third of women without pension planAround one in three women don't save into a pension, compared with less than a fifth of men, a survey of 1,070 UK adults by investment firm Willis Owen has uncovered. 24 June 2019
  • web_business_productivity_iStock-1017183520.png Predictive analytics boosting productivity for life insurersThe majority of North American life insurers deploying predictive analytics have experienced productivity gains as a result, research from Willis Towers Watson (WLTW) has uncovered. 24 June 2019
  • web_price_comparison_iStock-681486890.png 'Alarming' differences between price comparison sites uncoveredUK shoppers are being offered vastly different insurance prices and policies depending on which comparison websites they use, new research has uncovered. 21 June 2019
  • Pension contributions also on the rise ©iStock Workplace pension scheme membership hits new heightsMembership of occupational pension schemes in the UK has increased by almost five million in just one year, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has revealed. 20 June 2019
  • web_pension_shutterstock_1323999809.png Pension stewardship guide publishedThe Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) has published a new guide to help UK pension funds comply with environmental, social and governance (ESG) requirements coming into force later this year. 20 June 2019
  • web_protect_iStock-185440401.png Trade credit insurance claims hit 10-year highThere were more insurance claims to cover the non-payment of debts in the first three months of this year than in any other quarter over the last decade, the Association of British Insurers (ABI) has revealed. 19 June 2019
  • web_tobacco_iStock-514629430.png Pension giant to end tobacco investmentsThe UK's National Employment Saving Trust (Nest) pension scheme has pledged to end all its investments in the tobacco industry within two years. 18 June 2019
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