FCA Brexit guidance – too little, too late?

With a month to go until the UK is due to leave the EU, FCA guidance published yesterday is too late for most UK insurers and intermediaries to change their plans.  Understandably, the FCA has waited for views to be… Read more

Brexit Final Political Declaration: Nothing [new] to see here?

The Political Declaration setting out the Framework for the Future Relationship between the EU and the UK was published earlier today. On financial services (including insurance), the final declaration essentially contains the same three points as in last week’s outline… Read more

LEGISLATING FOR THE UK’S WITHDRAWAL FROM THE EU

The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill was published by the Government in July 2017 and is the key piece of UK domestic legislation that will implement Brexit. Repeal of the European Communities Act: The principal purpose of the Bill is to… Read more

FCA CONSULTS ON EXTENDING THE SMCR TO INSURANCE INTERMEDIARIES

The FCA has published proposals to extend the Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SMCR), which already applies to banks, to other financial services firms.  The new rules, which are designed to make individuals more accountable for their actions, will affect… Read more

Wholesale Insurance Market Review

In its 2017/18 Business Plan, released on 19 April 2017, the FCA set out its intention to undertake a market study of the wholesale insurance market. According to its Sector Views, the FCA divides the General Insurance and Protection (GI&P)… Read more

Exiting the EU – the die is cast

On Wednesday 29 March 2017, the UK Prime Minister, Theresa May, gave notice under Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union (TEU)("Article 50") of the UK's intention to leave the EU. This means, almost certainly, that two years from… Read more

Brexit – Implications for insurance intermediaries

Following the UK referendum on EU membership, businesses have no alternative but to prepare for the UK's exit from the EU. Our "at a glance" guide highlights over two pages some key issues raised by the UK's withdrawal from the EU… Read more

Insurance Act 2015 comes into force today

Today marks the day that the Insurance Act 2015 (the "Act") comes into force.  This is the most significant reform of UK insurance law in over 100 years.  From today, the Act will apply to all new insurance and reinsurance… Read more

A “blot on English insurance law”

Insurers successfully avoided a policy on the grounds of inadvertent non-disclosure. The High Court commented on the different outcome that would have been available under the Insurance Act 2015 which comes in to force in August 2016, remarking that the… Read more