On October 30, 2015 the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) published a consultation paper on the proposal for preparatory guidelines on product oversight and governance arrangements by insurance undertakings and insurance distributors.

The guidelines will be addressed to competent authorities and will provide support and guidance on how to proceed in the preparatory period leading up to the transposition of the Insurance Distribution Director (IDD).

The paper invites consultation responses - responses must be received by January 29, 2016.