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Murder insurance exposes insurers to political risks

Politically motivated regulatory action is a growing threat to insurers, particularly in America. Accusations that “murder insurance” was being sold to gun owners prompted the...
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Students gambling their loans on cryptocurrency investments

Slightly more than one in five US college students, 21.2%, admitted to financing cryptocurrency purchases with student-loan funds, a study by The Student Loan...
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Ending NAFTA risks hurting North American economies

Every insurer needs to ascertain the potential risks of the sudden termination or modification of international trade agreements. The havoc wreaked by the Brexit...
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US drops MetLife case and abandons stricter regulation of insurers

The US government is abandoning efforts to impose stricter regulation on insurance companies’ financial activities. The new policy is coming at a time when...
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US Justice Department moves to block health insurer deals

By Caroline Humer and Carl O'Donnell NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. antitrust officials on Thursday moved to block an unprecedented consolidation of the national health...
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EU-US Privacy Shield promises stronger data protection

The European Commission (EC) has formalised the adoption of the EU-US Privacy Shield, a new framework for transatlantic data transfers, placing greater obligations on...
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GE Capital now off the ‘Too-Big-To-Fail’ list

GE Capital, the financial services arm of American multinational conglomerate General Electric, recently welcomed good news following its removal from the Financial Stability Oversight...
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Stolen 1981 Ferrari recovered after 29 years

A red 1981 Ferrari GTSI that has been missing for 29 years has been recovered, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB). The car,...
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Generali launches new property product for US multinationals

Generali, the Italian insurance giant, has partnered with BELFOR Property Restoration to bring a dynamic risk management solution to US-based multinational corporations. The product,...
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XL Catlin introduces enhanced marine cargo insurance

XL Catlin, through its Americas Marine business, has introduced an enhanced insurance policy to offer more comprehensive cargo insurance coverage on a domestic, foreign...
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Apple vs. FBI: Narrow win for tech giant

The recent battle between Apple and the FBI over whether the tech giant should help it unlock the San Bernardino killer’s iPhone sparked a...
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Trump presidency risker than terrorism

Donald Trump has been a controversial and scandalous figure ever since his announcement to join the race for the Republican nomination and subsequently run...
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President Obama proposes changes to the unemployment Insurance system

President Obama unveiled a set of changes to the Unemployment Insurance (UI) system on Saturday aimed at providing more security for out of work...
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Startup Lemonade wants to shake up the insurance industry

New York based startup Lemonade secured around £8.5 million in funding from Sequoia Capital & Aleph last week to launch the world’s first peer-to-peer...

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