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Live cover gap static as IP divide widens

Swiss Re’s annual industry protection report reveals that the life assurance protection gap remained static at £2.3 trillion in 2005/6 for the first time ever but the income protection gap grew to £170bn.

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Aifa urges FSA to use leeway over directive

Aifa is urging the FSA to avoid imposing Mifid requirements on IFA firms. The regulator is telling companies to exploit opportunities presented by the Mifid directive, such as cheaper passporting of services throughout the European Union. But at a London conference last week, FSA managing director Hector Sants said firms should not underestimate the costs […]

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Frexit & contagion risk in Europe

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