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UK P&I Club Chooses Dublin as EU Headquarters After Brexit

British ship insurer Standard Club is setting up a new European Union subsidiary in Dublin in case Britain loses access to the single market after Brexit, becoming the second of these specialized providers to opt for Ireland in two days. …

UK P&I Insurer North to Form Dublin Subsidiary as EU Post-Brexit Hub

British ship insurer North is setting up a new European Union subsidiary in Dublin in case Britain loses access to the single market after Brexit, becoming the first of these specialized providers to announce such a move. Insurers are making …

Dublin Attracts Wave of U.S. Financial Services Firms Seeking Post-Brexit EU Hubs

American direct investment in financial services that would normally head for Britain will be diverted in part to Dublin because of Brexit, Ireland’s financial services minister Michael D’Arcy said on Friday [Nov. 10]. Dublin’s financial services sector is being boosted …

UK Could Lose 75,000 Insurance, Banking Jobs as a Result of Brexit: Regulator

Sam Woods, Britain’s top banking regulator, said a consultancy’s estimate that Brexit could cause as many as 75,000 job losses in banking and insurance is “plausible” if the U.K. leaves the European Union without a trade deal. About 10,000 U.K.-based …

German Firms with UK Operations Should Prepare for ‘Hard Brexit’

German firms with a presence in Britain should make provisions now for a “very hard Brexit,” Germany’s biggest industry group said on Thursday, because the government in London does not know what it wants. The Federation of German Industries (BDI) …

Growing List of Re/Insurers Make Decisions on Post-Brexit EU Headquarters

Everest Re Group Ltd. has said its Dublin-based unit has received approval from the Central Bank of Ireland to become a non-life insurer, joining a growing list of insurers setting up regulated EU operations in case Britain does not have …

UK Regulators Eye Post-Brexit ‘Interim’ Status for EU-Based Financial Firms

Britain’s regulators could grant interim permission for European Union investment and trading firms to continue operating in the UK after the country leaves the bloc in 2019. Andrew Bailey, chief executive of the Financial Conduct Authority said giving “interim permission” …

Top Challenges for London’s Re/Insurers Are Soft Market, Brexit, Regulations: IUA

The top three challenges facing London market companies are the soft market, Brexit and regulatory compliance, according to a survey of International Underwriting Association (IUA) members. In an online questionnaire, members also cited the IT/cyber revolution, the challenge of innovating …

EU Regulator Warns UK Insurers to Avoid ‘Fronting’ in Post-Brexit EU HQs

London-based insurers applying for licenses to operate in the European Union after Brexit will be scrutinized for any attempts to game the system, the bloc’s insurance watchdog said. Insurance specialists say some insurers have been shopping around for jurisdictions which …

UK Insurers Face Looming Brexit Deadline to Move Contracts with EU Clients

Insurers in Britain face crunchtime within weeks if the government and the European Union do not allow millions of cross-border policies to continue to run undisturbed beyond Brexit. While Britain is not due to leave the bloc until March 2019, …