Tag Archives: Consumers

European Commission publishes rules for insurance product information document under IDD

The European Commission has published a regulation laying down a standardised presentation format for the insurance product information document (IPID) to comply with IDD. The IDD must be transposed into national  law by 28 February 2018 and the IPID must be provided to customers with the necessary information about non-life insurance products in order to […]

WFE encouraged by Commission consultation on FinTech

The World Federation of Exchanges said it was encouraged by the Commission’s consultation on FinTech as it believed that it was important to get policy right in this area to avoid the rush to regulate. These comments came following the WFE’s response to the Commission’s consultation document “FinTech:  a more competitive and innovative European financial sector”, which was published […]

Court concludes an insured with policy for buy-to-let property is a not consumer

The Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal by an insured because he was not a consumer within the meaning of ICOBS and the Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts Regulations 1999 (the Regulations). The insured took out a policy in 2012 (before the abolishment of ‘basis of the contract’ clauses insurance contracts) and the proposal form contained […]

LMA updates consumer wordings guidance

The Lloyd’s Market Association has published an update to its jointly prepared guidance on consumer wordings for managing agents. The guidance has been updated in the following areas: Claims handling – clarification added regarding insured’s duty to mitigate the loss; Data Protection (GDPR) – placeholder added; Rights of Third Parties – further clarified Third Parties (Rights […]

Removal of ineffective disclosure requirements from FCA Handbook

The FCA’s policy statement PS16/23 follows its consultation paper CP15/32 which contained its proposals to remove certain disclosure requirements from the Handbook.  The policy statement confirms the removal of ‘ineffective’ requirements as part of the FCA’s focus on promoting smarter customer communications. The FCA has decided to remove the rules and guidance around the following documents: […]

General insurance: new disclosure rules from 1 April 2017

On 10 August FCA published Policy Statement PS16/21: ‘Increasing transparency and engagement at renewal in general insurance markets – feedback on CP15/41 and final rules and guidance’.  The policy statement contains new rules that will be added to the ICOBS from 1 April 2017.  Our article provides an overview of, and our comments on, these changes. Contact […]