Regulation of insurance

Regulation of insurance guidance:

This Practice Note provides an introduction to some of the regulatory responsibilities and contractual requirements that firms authorised by the Financial Conduct...

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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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FCA's Insurance Conduct of Business Sourcebook (ICOBS) contains the standards that apply to all non-investment insurance product sales (general insurance and protection...

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On 7 March 2016, the Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SM&CR) replaced the Approved Persons Regime (APR) for UK banks, building societies, credit unions and...

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STOP PRESS: The Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SM&CR) was extended to insurers regulated by the FCA and PRA from 10 December 2018, replacing the Senior...

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From 1 April 2013, the PRA and the FCA replaced the FSA. From 1 April 2013, in addition to the need to identify which regulator is relevant to the firm's activities and...

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This Practice Note discusses the main Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) provisions applying to appointed representatives (ARs) that carry out regulated activities on...

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This Practice Note explains the process for the approval by authorised of financial promotions under section 21 of Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (FSMA 2000)....

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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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In the UK, certain relationships and close ties that firms may have are considered to have the potential to affect the way in which a firm is run and could affect...

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What is the financial promotion restriction? Under section 21 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (FSMA 2000), a person (A) must not, in the course of...

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This Practice Note explains the rules for the cancellation of client agreements. The rules, which are contained in chapter 15 of the Financial Conduct Authority's (FCA)...

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This Practice Note outlines the relevant legislative provisions stipulating the requirement to be authorised to provide financial services in the UK. The regulators may...

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This Practice Note explains what direct offer financial promotions and cold calls are and which of the Financial Conduct Authority's (FCA) rules apply to them....

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This Practice Note explains the regulatory rules for the use of performance information in client communications (contained in the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)'s...

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This Practice Note looks at key aspects of consumer protection within the UK financial services regulatory system. The UK’s regulatory structure, combined with...

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This Practice Note explains the contractual requirements as between a firm—referred to as a principal—and its appointed representative (AR) under Chapter 12 of the...

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Regulatory background to insurance The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (FSMA 2000) established a regulatory regime for the financial sector, including insurance....

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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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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 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 provides an introduction to the exemptions and exclusions that apply in relation to the general prohibition contained in section 19 of the Financial...

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BREXIT: The UK is leaving EU on Exit Day (as defined in the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018). This has an impact on this Practice Note. To ensure the effective...

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