Insurance news announcement from Europe works to counterbalance low interest rate risk

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EU watchdog is now calling for a joint effort to help to counter the risks presented by the rates. The latest insurance news in the European Union includes a call from the insurance watchdog for a joint action among all of the national regulators for helping to counteract the negative impact that the low interest rates are having on the financial security of insurers. This will help those companies to be able to protect policyholders more effectively and at a lower cost. This topic has been making insurance news for…

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Insurance news in the E.U. shows consumers preparing for G-Day

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Starting in December, the massive upheaval in premiums will kick in as gender is no longer a coverage factor. The insurance news that will rock the European Union next month will explode as policyholders open their bills and discover that the premiums that they had previously been quoted will experience a notable difference. A European Court of Justice ruling has said that gender cannot be used to calculate premiums. This means that insurers will no longer be able to take into account whether a customer is a man or woman…

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Insurance news from HSBC includes intention to sell Ping An stake

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A share of approximately $9.3 billion of the Chinese insurer will be sold. The latest insurance news from HSBC is that it is currently in negotiations to sell its stake of the Chinese insurer, Ping An, which is worth approximately $9.3 billion. The intention is to boost the profitability of this largest bank in Europe. It will be accomplished as a part of a larger effort to slough away some of its non-core operations. The sale of the Ping An stake is not unexpected insurance news. It was relatively anticipated…

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Insurance news from Iran shows crude exports rising

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Despite Western sanctions there has been an increase of approximately 70,000 barrels per day (bpd). The October insurance news out of Iran has shown that even though the American and European Union sanctions are still in place against covering oil exports from Iran, their exports still increased by about 70,000 barrels per day, reaching 2.7 million bpd that month. This shows that the Western bans are not having the intended impact on the country. Over the two previous months, the Iranian crude exports spiked to 1.3 million bpd from having…

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Insurance news is good for Lloyd’s of London

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The market will now be returning to profit once more. Lloyds of London has released their most recent insurance news, and it sounds very positive after experiencing no major natural disasters in the first half of the year, allowing the market to return to half-year profitability. The pre-tax profit that the insurance market has estimated for the first half of 2012 is £1.53 billion. When compared to the first half of 2011, in which the claims from the March tsunami in Japan were coming in, Lloyd’s of London had experienced…

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Insurance news from the European Union shows prices will increase for women’s life policies

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When the regulations regarding gender kick in, women will pay more for coverage. Women in Europe who have heard the latest insurance news are rushing to take advantage of the shrinking window of opportunity that is available to them to obtain a life policy for a lower price. When the regulations against using gender as a factor in calculations kick in, women will lose their discount. The main insurance news attention regarding the way that gender will no longer be allowed to calculate premiums has been focused on auto coverage,…

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