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Insurance

Practical guidance, commentary and support on the insurance sector for financial services professionals.

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Carbon neutral

ESG: the risks and opportunities

During September 2021 and October 2021, our event series enabled a better understanding of environmental, social and governance (ESG) risk.

Insurance Focus

How best to regulate the bank cloud boom?

The adoption of the cloud by banks is hard to regulate given the rapidly growing supply of services by third parties. But financial regulators are increasingly turning their sights on the megatrend.

ICAEW REP 007-22 Response to IFRS 17 DECA Invitation to comment

IFRS 17 is the first major accounting standard that needs to be endorsed by the UK Endorsement Board following Brexit. Following EFRAG’s endorsement in the EU, the UKEB invited stakeholders to comment on its draft assessment criteria. The following response was produced by ICAEW’s Insurance Committee and its IFRS17 Discussion Group following years of debating technical issues around the standard.

IFRS 17 letter to the IASB Nov 2021

A letter sent by ICAEW members from UK insurers and accounting firms following UK Endorsement Board’s suggestion of engagement on the alternative approaches to amortising the contractual service margin for annuity contracts under IFRS 17 which have been discussed in the UK market.

Libor transition - what you need to know

Transitioning from LIBOR

The end of LIBOR will mean some big changes for businesses. The end date of December 2021 may seem a long way off, but companies need to start preparing now.

Corporate governance

Reduce the size of board packs

Following the publication of the Financial Services Faculty’s Information Overload Report earlier this year Hitesh Patel non-executive director at Aviva and chair of the ICAEW Insurance Committee and Zsuzsanna Schiff discuss how board packs can and should be improved

ICAEW's guide to directors' duties and responsibilities

This ICAEW guide provides an overview of directors' duties and responsibilities, including on internal governance, transactions between a company and its directors or shareholders, and corporate administration. It also covers responsibilities in relation to insolvent or financially challenged companies, as well as penalties for breach of directors' responsibilities.

Pre-recorded webinars

IFRS 17 Insurance Contracts for non-insurers

Despite not being an insurer, entities may have contracts that fall in scope of IFRS 17 Insurance Contracts. Find out if you’re affected with this webinar.

Risk in times of uncertainty - A guide to Cyber and PII

This is an insightful, relevant and practical webinar on the current state of the cyber and professional indemnity insurance markets, the risks you need to be aware of as an accountant.

Reduce the size of board packs

Following the publication of the Financial Services Faculty’s Information Overload Report earlier this year Hitesh Patel non-executive director at Aviva and chair of the ICAEW Insurance Committee and Zsuzsanna Schiff discuss how board packs can and should be improved

IFRS 9 Financial Instruments

This webinar is designed to inform the audience of the key component parts for generating the new Expected Credit Loss (ECL) calculations, also known as Impairment provisions, as required under International Financial Reporting Standard 9.

Avoiding information overload insurance

This guide offers practical examples and checklists for those working in or with the insurance industry to avoid information overload.

Client Assets Sourcebook (CASS) and Outsourcing

Information for CASS auditors when determining procedures over outsourcing arrangements and how they apply to the CASS rules.

Senior Managers and Certification Regime

The Senior Managers and Certification Regime is a new regulatory framework which aims to improve individual accountability.

Benchmark reform

Alternative reference rates and transition from LIBOR.

Culture and purpose in financial services

Inspiring confidence

ICAEW's Inspiring Confidence campaign explores the issues affecting consumers and financial services providers in a rapidly changing world.

Banks, insurers and investment managers play vitally important roles within society, to encourage economic development and allow individuals and businesses to save, invest, insure and make payments. We must have confidence in them. Responsible providers, responsible consumers, better regulation and better information underpin this confidence.

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Join Insurance membership

Insurance is complex and constantly evolving. Our unique perspective and ability to convene with stakeholders right across the financial services landscape, means we can provide you with industry insights, expert opinion, analysis and independent resources to put you ahead of the curve.