On 30 July 2008, the FSA published its latest General and Life Insurance Newsletters. Issue 15 of the General Insurance Newsletter includes articles on:

  • Treating customers fairly: update on progress towards the December deadline
  • Fair contract terms: a key part of TCF
  • Solvency 2: a QIS 4 update
  • Authorisation of the first insurance company to operate under Islamic principles
  • Insurance comparison websites: results of thematic work
  • Payment Protection Insurance: Competition Commission provisional findings
  • Commission disclosure: progress & next steps
  • Brokers’ financial resources: results of the Threshold Condition 4 review
  • Travel insurance: final rules for policies sold alongside a holiday

Issue 13 of the Life Insurance Newsletter also includes articles on:

  • Open market options: thematic work
  • Intra-group investment management: delivering fair outcomes for consumers
  • Consultation on change to with-profit rules: the use of inherited estates
  • Capital Gains Tax changes: impact on insurance bonds.
  • Retail Distribution Review: interim report
  • Effectiveness of the rules on charges disclosure for SIPPs

The full General Insurance Newsletter can be viewed at http://www.fsa.gov.uk/pubs/newsletters/gi_newsletter15.pdf.

The full Life Insurance Newsletter can be viewed at http://www.fsa.gov.uk/pubs/newsletters/li_newsletter13.pdf.