Pandemic forces Lloyd’s of London insurance contracts into review

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The massive marketplace is re-examining the way coverage products are designed due to COVID-19. Lloyd’s of London has launched a new review of its insurance contracts, taking a new look at the way products are created and sold. The purpose is to develop simpler products in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Insurers have suffered considerable reputational damage due to the complexity of their products. This complexity in insurance contracts has made it difficult for businesses to understand. The result has been a wave of court cases meant to decide whether…

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Lloyd’s of London’s first electronic insurance exchange to begin testing

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The massive British marketplace will be piloting this new online technology strategy. Lloyd’s of London has announced the start the testing phase for its first electronic insurance exchange. The technology is meant to handle simple coverage risks, said the marketplace in a strategy update earlier this week. The 330-year old company is seeking to take important steps to modernize itself. Lloyd’s, which first opened in 1686 out of a coffee house, is seeking to use modern strategies to become considerably more efficient. It is looking to use technology to reduce…

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FCA watchdog issues serious warning to the UK insurance industry

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The Financial Conduct Authority’s caution follows on the heels of major admissions at Lloyd’s. The Financial Conduct Authority has issued a stern warning to the UK insurance industry to clean up its act. It warned insurer bosses that they had better eliminate their unacceptable behaviors and improve diversity among their numbers. The FCA’s warning comes with a threat to the jobs of the commercial insurance company bosses. This warning to the UK insurance industry arrives shortly after the 2019 admission from Lloyd’s of London of cases of sexual harassment and…

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Will the UK Financial Services Industry be Affected by Brexit?

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The UK has for many decades been a financial services hub within Europe and the World, with large financial services companies being head quartered in the UK or operating their EMEA or European operations in the City of London.  With the potential exit from the European Union (EU), many customers of these large financial institutions will be concerned whether their products and services will still be valid following Brexit. At the present time any financial services organization authorized to operate in any European Economic Area (EEA) country can conduct business…

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UK insurance industry sees $75 billion shift as Brexit sends business out of London

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Firms are shifting their centers out of London and into rival EU locations as the UK readies to leave. As much as $71 billion from the UK insurance industry is stepping out of London and is headed into locations throughout the European Union. The shift away from the capital city and into the EU is occurring as a direct result of Brexit. The EU’s insurance and pensions regulator has issued an order to every underwriter across the UK insurance industry. Those firms are required to transfer policies held by clients…

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European insurance watchdog seeks to protect policyholders from no-deal Brexit

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E.U. policyholders wonder if their protection will continue when they’re covered by a U.K. insurer. Policyholders in the European Union feel uncertain as to whether their coverage through British insurance companies will continue uninterrupted in the case of a no-deal Brexit. The E.I.O.P.A. assures E.U. consumers that their policies will remain valid even with a hard Brexit. With only just over a month before the United Kingdom leaves the European Union, consumers are taking a closer look at what a no-deal Brexit will mean to them. As a result, some…

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Chubb insurance strategy braces for Brexit through corporate structure conversion

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Chubb European Group S.E and Ace Europe Life S.E have both converted to Societas Europaea. As of July 19, 2018, both Chubb European Group S.E and Ace Europe Life S.E have been converted to Societas Europaea as a part of the insurance strategy for coping with Brexit. The move makes it possible for the insurers to shift their E.U. jurisdiction out of the United Kingdom. At the same time, this insurance strategy still makes it possible for the insurers to continue to operate and do business within both the United…

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