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Britain Must Think ‘Creatively’ About Keeping London Competitive for Financial Services

Brexit starts a new chapter for Britain to think “creatively” about keeping the UK an attractive location for international financial services companies, Britain’s finance minister Rishi Sunak told the Bank of England. Britain left the EU’s single market on Dec. …

Post-Brexit Exodus of Staff and Assets from London to EU Slows

LONDON – The shift in financial staff and assets from the City of London to the European Union because of Brexit has eased after Britain completed its full departure from the bloc, a tracker from consultants EY showed on Tuesday. …

Britain Reviews Rulebooks to Keep Financial Services Sector Competitive After Brexit

Britain is conducting a review of its financial rulebooks and policies to see how it can keep its 130 billion pound ($184 billion) finance sector competitive after Brexit left it largely cut off from the European Union. The government is …

UK, EU to Create Financial Services Cooperation Forum for Market Access Talks

Plans by Britain and the European Union to set up a new financial cooperation forum by the end of March have made some progress but this will not automatically lead to market access, senior officials said on Tuesday. Britain’s trade …

About 1,000 EU Finance Firms, Such as Insurers, Eye Post-Brexit Outposts in UK

Around 1,000 European Union finance firms are expected to open their first offices in the UK after losing their passporting rights because of Brexit. Roughly two-thirds of the 1,500 money managers, payment firms and insurers that have applied for regulatory …

London Company Market Grew 10% in 2019

Premium income for the London company market grew by 10% last year with £21.436 billion of large commercial and wholesale risks underwritten by firms in the City. A new report from the International Underwriting Association also shows that another £6.197 …

Global Insurance M&A Surges in 1st Half but Lull Likely in H2 on COVID Uncertainties

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the global insurance industry rose in the first half of 2020 with 201 completed deals worldwide, up from 197 in the second half of 2019, according to Clyde & Co’s “Insurance Growth Report” mid-year update. …

Brexit Impact on UK Insurers Dictated by Trade Talks, Possible Economic Hit: AM Best

From an operational point of view, the United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union on Jan. 31, 2020 will have little immediate impact on AM Best-rated insurers in the UK or EU, according to the ratings agency in a new …

London Continues to Lose Financial Sector Jobs Over Brexit

Job vacancies in London’s finance industry have halved in two years as uncertainty over Brexit knocks business confidence, a survey by recruiter Morgan McKinley has found. The number of jobs available in the city’s financial services industry and the number …

UK Insurer Aviva Prepares for ‘Hard Brexit’ by Transferring Assets from UK

Aviva Plc asked a London court to approve the transfer of assets totaling 9 billion euros ($10.2 billion), saying the uncertainty from Brexit was “intensifying” as it joined other insurers and banks triggering contingency plans. Aviva asked Judge Richard Snowden …