Brexit News

UK Faces ‘Substantial’ Risk of Failure of Brexit Talks, Moody’s Warns

The risk that the UK will tumble out of the European Union in two years without a Brexit deal is “substantial,” Moody’s Investors Service said. Such an outcome would affect everything from banks to buses and could result in a …

Beazley Launches Dublin-Based Insurer to Write Non-Life Insurance in EU

Specialist insurer Beazley has received authorization from the Central Bank of Ireland to convert its established Dublin-based reinsurance company into an insurance company permitted to transact business throughout the European Union. Beazley explained that its strategy to write EU non-life …

Brexit Must Be Stopped to Prevent Severe Economic Harm to UK: Former PM Blair

There’s a chance Britain won’t leave the European Union, former Prime Minister Tony Blair said Saturday, arguing that stopping Brexit is “necessary” to avoid severe economic damage. In an article published by Blair’s Institute for Global Change, he wrote that EU leaders …

Brexit Deal Must Protect Insurance Sector’s Benefits to UK Economy: ABI

The insurance and long-term savings sector is one of the UK’s most productive industries, adding more than £40 billion (US$51.5 billion) a year to the economy and helping Britain thrive, according to a study commissioned by the Association of British …

Soft Rates Begin to Hit Results – But Pain Continues at Mid-Year Renewals: Willis Re

Despite the deterioration many reinsurers saw in the first quarter, mid-year renewals continued their downward pricing trajectory, according to Willis Re in a recent report. Indeed, underlying loss and expense ratios for many reinsurers are showing a worrying trend of …

Brexit Should Preserve Free Trade for Financial Services: FCA’s Bailey

Finance firms should not be forced by regulators to change location after Britain leaves the European Union in 2019, Andrew Bailey, chief executive of the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority told a Reuters Newsmaker event on Thursday. Banks, insurers and asset …

UK Risks Losing Status as Europe’s Top Finance Center After Brexit: Report

Britain will lose its status as Europe’s top financial center unless it keeps borders open to specialist staff, improves infrastructure and expands links with emerging economies, TheCityUK said in a report published on Thursday. The report from Britain’s most powerful …

MS Amlin to Re-Domicile its Post-Brexit European Headquarters to Belgium

MS Amlin, the specialist global re/insurer, plans to re-domicile its European business, Amlin Insurance Societas Europaea (AISE), to Belgium in response to Brexit. MS Amlin said it will keep its global headquarters in London. MS Amlin is already an established …

Existing EU Contracts Must Be ‘Grandfathered’ After Brexit to Avoid Complexity: Lloyd’s CEO Beale

Existing European Union insurance policies should stay in place after Britain leaves the bloc because the process of dividing them into British and EU contracts would be too complex, Lloyd’s of London Chief Executive Inga Beale said. The Lloyd’s of …

Brexit Critics Now Emboldened to Block Prime Minister’s Plans for ‘Hard Brexit’

When she called a snap election in April, Theresa May said she needed voters’ backing to silence rivals in Parliament who were trying to frustrate her plans for Brexit. Instead, the British prime minister’s electoral humiliation seven weeks later weakened …