Lloyd’s of London EU subsidiary will be in Brussels

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As Great Britain triggered Article 50 in order to formally begin Brexit, the massive insurance marketplace plans ahead. The largest specialty insurance market in the world, Lloyd’s of London, has selected Brussels as its intended European Union subsidiary. The decision was made on the eve of the day British Prime Minister Theresa May triggered Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty with the E.U. This has launched Great Britain’s official intention to leave the E.U. The insurance market made this decision in order to ensure a subsidiary will be in place…

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UK insurance market could lose Lloyd’s staff following Brexit

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Top boss at the massive marketplace has revealed that operations may leave the country. The UK insurance market may not remain the most important one in the world due to the Brexit vote. Chairman of Lloyd’s of London, John Nelson, cautioned that the marketplace may be required to move some of its business over to continental Europe. That could mean a loss of a large chunk of the staff currently located in the United Kingdom. In fact, Lloyd’s insurance operations may be on their way out of the country even…

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Will new U.K. insurance regulations limit industry competition?

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Insurers and consumers across the United Kingdom are wondering if new rules will spike prices. The U.K. government and industry regulators have now begun a new move to help to make changes to the insurance regulations that are currently in place through the Solvency II regime. The reason is that the government and insurance regulators are worried about a less competitive market. Recently, submissions were made to the European Commission, the Bank of England, and the Treasury in order to underscore the insurance regulations they are seeking to change. Within…

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U.K. insurers market outside of Lloyd’s performs better than expected

Property and casualty insurance companies that are operating outside the Lloyd’s of London market in the United Kingdom have brought in the equivalent of approximately 75 percent of the income of their more high-profile competitors, which is a notably larger amount than had been previously predicted.  According to the first comprehensive survey of the sales of members of the International Underwriting Association (IUA), the insurers, known as the London company market, generated $26.6 billion (16.4 billion pounds) in gross premium income last year. On the other hand, last year, Lloyd’s…

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The price of equality to women’s auto insurance premiums in the U.K.

Following a new equality regulation that prohibits insurers from using gender to help determine what a driver’s premiums will be, young female drivers may soon be paying more to compensate for the fact that being male can no longer be considered to be a risk factor. According to auto insurance brokers Adrian Flux, the new increased rates will begin as early as December 2012. It is at that time that insurance companies in the United Kingdom will no longer be able to benefit from an exemption that currently allows them…

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Cinven buys U.K. Guardian life and pension from Aegeon

Cinven Ltd. has announced that it has purchased the life and pension unit of U.K. Guardian from the Dutch insurance company which owns Scottish Equitable, Aegon NV, for $449 million, in the effort to reduce its expenses within the United Kingdom. According to Aegon, which is based in the Hague, by the end of June 2011, the U.K. Guardian unit had recorded a value of approximately $445 million. Its unit for asset management will still be responsible for Guardian’s approximately $12 billion in assets on Cinven’s behalf. By 2015, Aegon’s…

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Report shows insurance fraud is skyrocketing

The Association of British Insurers (ABI) has released a report with statistics indicating that there was an increase of 9 percent in fraudulent insurance claims between 2009 and 2010. The report showed that in 2010, there were approximately 133,000 fraudulent claims, with a value of £919 million. This indicates that there are an average of 2,500 false claims made every week by the public. In fact, over the past five years, the value and quantity of detected fake insurance claims has increased by 100 percent. It is estimated that the…

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