General matters relating to insurance regulation

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Insurance contracts have always had an aura of mystery about them in the eyes of law students and lawyers. This is because they are contracts of the utmost good faith....

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This Practice Note covers the regulated activities of providing basic advice to retail consumers on stakeholder products and of advising on: • securities and relevant...

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What is the Lloyd’s market? The Lloyd’s market is an insurance market, whose origins date back to the seventeenth century. Merchants would meet at Edward Lloyd’s coffee...

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The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has statutory objectives which include the protection and enhancement of the integrity of the UK financial system. The integrity of...

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Arranging deals in investments, operating a multilateral trading facility (MTF) and operating an organised trading facility (OTF) are regulated activities under articles...

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Background to the regulation of assisting in the administration and performance of insurance contracts Under section 19 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000...

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Dealing as principal or as agent Authorised persons can obtain permission to deal in investments as principal, or as agent for another. Dealing in investments as...

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Background to the regulated activities of effecting and carrying out contracts of insurance The regulation of carrying on insurance business in the UK dates back to 1870...

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BREXIT: As of 31 January 2020, the UK is no longer an EU Member State, but has entered an implementation period during which it continues to be treated by the EU as a...

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BREXIT: As of exit day (31 January 2020), the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has entered an...

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BREXIT: As of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has entered an...

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This Practice Note sets out the passporting rights and related notification requirements of insurance undertakings established in the European Economic Area (EEA). For...

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Terms of Reference for the Wholesale Insurance Market Study The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) launched a market study (MS 17/2) into the wholesale insurance market on...

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What is insurance law? Insurance law can be split into three parts: • insurance contract law which governs the contractual relationship between insureds and insurers •...

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Click here to download the latest Insurance & Reinsurance 2019 report, published by Getting the Deal Through. Jurisdictions covered The following jurisdictions are...

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Brexit impact As of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has entered an...

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Introduction to the Insurance Act 2015 The Insurance Act 2015 (IA 2015) received Royal Assent on 12 February 2015 and, apart from Part 6 of the Act, came into force on 12...

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Consistent with the common law of contract, an insurer is not able to transfer the burden of its obligations under a contract of insurance without the consent of the...

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The Insurers (Reorganisation and Winding-Up) Regulations 2003 (SI 2003/1102) (2003 Regulations) were introduced to implement the EU Directive on the Reorganisation and...

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BREXIT: As of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has entered an...

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BREXIT: As of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has entered an...

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Takaful is a means of providing risk-cover conducted in line with the principles of Islam. To understand the mechanics of takaful and its documentation, it is critical to...

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Like their conventional counterparts, takaful operators (ie Islamic insurance providers) have a number of ways to distribute their Shari’ah compliant life insurance...

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What is a friendly society? There has been a system of registration, and with it regulation, of friendly societies since the enactment of the first Friendly Societies Act...

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Takaful is the provision of risk-cover conducted in line with the principles of Islamic law (Shari’ah). It offers a unique and important alternative to conventional...

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This Practice Note covers the legal framework and regulatory guidance to be considered in determining whether an arrangement constitutes a contract of insurance and the...

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