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Corporate Insurance & Financial Services

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The FCA turns its attention to the wholesale insurance sector

13 November 2017

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After indicating its intention to conduct a wholesale insurance market study in its 2017/18 Business Plan, the FCA has now announced the launch of its wholesale insurance broker market study and set out its terms of reference. This is an important development for brokers and insurers operating in this sector, and also for their clients.

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Blog

What a drag

Published on 11 August 2017. By James Mee, Partner and David Wallis, Partner

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James Mee and David Wallis outline some of the issues involved in selling companies with a large employee shareholder base

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New corporate tax evasion offences – the clock is ticking!

03 August 2017

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Financial services firms should ensure they have in place appropriate policies and procedures as they prepare for the new corporate tax evasion offences.

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SM&CR: what should the insurance sector be doing to prepare?

27 July 2017

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On 26 July 2017, the FCA and PRA published three consultation papers outlining their proposals for the extension of the senior managers and certification regime (SM&CR) to all authorised firms.

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PRA consultation to promote diversity on boards of large insurers

06 July 2017

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The PRA consults on further amendments to the Senior Insurance Managers Regime (SIMR) including promoting diversity on boards.

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The Automated and Electronic Vehicles Bill

Published on 04 July 2017. By Richard Breavington, Partner and Jonathan Charwat, Associate

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The Automated and Electronic Vehicles Bill was announced during the Queen's Speech and is intended to put the UK at the forefront of the driverless car market, estimated to be worth £28bn by 2035.

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Continued FCA focus on appointed representatives – more regulatory interventions in the London Market

Published on 27 June 2017. By Jonathan Charwat, Associate

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FCA announce follow up supervisory work and regulatory interventions on insurance intermediaries with networks of appointed representatives (ARs).

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The FCA issue guidance on the outdated definition of 'durable medium'

Published on 07 June 2017. By Jonathan Charwat, Associate

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Communications with customers - out with floppy disks and CD-ROMS and in with websites, emails and apps.

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Impact of the EU’s distribution regime remains unclear

Published on 02 June 2017. By Matthew Griffith, Partner and James Phythian-Adams, Legal Director

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Intermediary market heading for change with Insurance Distribution Directive’s introduction

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Part VII transfers – through the FCA's microscope

Published on 24 May 2017. By Neil Brown, Partner and Joy Tickler, Associate

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Draft FCA guidance sheds light on its approach to Part VII insurance business transfers and aims to reduce the time and cost required to undertake a transfer.

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