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KPMG welcomes further clarification from the Treasury on retirement income reform but warns that insurers need to act quickly

KPMG welcomes the further clarification from Her Majesty’s Treasury on its retirement income reform consultation ‘Freedom and Choice in Pensions’
Modified date: 22/07/2014
Press release
 

Shortfall Application Judgment

There are various possible ways the Court might hold that shortfall claims into the general unsecured estate should be valued.
Modified date: 21/07/2014
Business and industry issue
 

Current and future implications for regulatory reporting

The EBA published final Implementing Technical Standards (ITS) drafts in July 2013. The new reporting requirements will lead to significant challenges for UK financial institutions, now and in the coming years.
Modified date: 16/07/2014
Business and industry issue
 

Financial Conduct Authority (FCA): Client Assets key focus areas

After several high profile liquidations, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has increased its focus on firms’ ability to comply with the client assets sourcebook
Modified date: 16/07/2014
Business and industry issue
 

FCA’s new premium rules: Insurers must go beyond basic requirements to be more proactive and transparent

David Brown, general insurance partner at KPMG, comments on the FCA’s decision to draw up new rules to ensure renewal quotes include previous premiums
Modified date: 11/07/2014
Press release
 

Client Money Resolution – Court’s permission to enter into the settlement granted

Order allowing a settlement between the CMP and General Estate
Modified date: 08/07/2014
Business and industry issue
 

MF Global UK - Creditors and clients: claims process, letters, updates and FAQs

Letters and information for creditors and clients
Modified date: 08/07/2014
Business and industry issue
 

MF Global UK special administration

The latest updates from the special administrators of MF Global UK Limited
Modified date: 08/07/2014
Business and industry issue
 

IIS 50th annual seminar: “Life insurers must embrace today’s game-changing technologies now or risk falling behind”, says KPMG

New industry paper presented at the International Insurance Society’s 50th annual seminar in London
Modified date: 23/06/2014
Press release
 

Customer service at banks second only to e-retailers, says KPMG report

Customer service at banks is second only to that offered by e-retailers according to KPMG’s Customer Experience Barometer.
Modified date: 23/06/2014
Press release
 

It is time for the asset management industry to shine, says KPMG report

Opportunities abound for the global asset management industry as the shrinking of the banking sector has thrust asset management to the heart of global capital flows and the pace of regulatory change is starting to ease off, according to a new KPMG report
Modified date: 23/06/2014
Press release
 

Client Money Resolution – Evidence in Support of the Settlement

Client Money Resolution – Evidence in Support of the Settlement
Modified date: 19/06/2014
Business and industry issue
 

Asset management industry to radically transform over the next 15 years, says KPMG report

The global asset management industry will radically transform over the next 15 years due to seismic shifts in client demographics, technology and changing social values and behaviours, according to KPMG.
Modified date: 16/06/2014
Press release
 

Navigating the UK LDI Market

Our 2014 survey explores how the UK Liability Driven Investment market has involved, with investment now covering £157 billion of liabilities.
Modified date: 16/06/2014
Business and industry issue
 

Pensions Regulator redresses the balance in Defined Benefit pension funding

Mike Smedley, pensions partner at KPMG, comments in response to the Pensions Regulator's Code of Practice on funding defined benefit pension plans, annnounced before parliament today.
Modified date: 13/06/2014
Press release
 

CMA’s proposals in private motor insurance market brings much-needed relief for industry, says KPMG

Murray Raisbeck, insurance partner at KPMG, comments in response to the Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) proposals to increase competition and reduce the cost of premiums for motorists in the private motoring market.
Modified date: 13/06/2014
Press release
 

KPMG strengthens its Pensions Insurance Solutions team with senior hire

KPMG’s UK pensions practice has recruited Adam Davis, formerly head of pricing and product development at Metlife UK, as a senior member of its Insurance Solutions leadership team.
Modified date: 13/06/2014
Press release
 

KPMG boosts its investment management practice with Julie Patterson from the IMA

Julie Patterson will join as a director to work alongside Charles Muller in KPMG’s EMA financial services regulatory centre of excellence, covering the investment management sector.
Modified date: 09/06/2014
Press release
 

Smart Controls

Discover how KPMG offer professional control testing, supported by leading edge technology, that can turn compliance burdens to benefits.
Modified date: 04/06/2014
Business and industry issue
 

MF Global UK - Employees

Information for employees of MF Global UK Limited (in special administration)
Modified date: 02/06/2014
Business and industry issue
 

PRA consultation papers provide insight into enhanced oversight of insurers, says KPMG

The Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) today issued two draft supervisory statements specifically aimed at the insurance sector
Modified date: 30/05/2014
Press release
 

UK insurers should adopt a retailing mentality and embrace digital channels, says KPMG report

UK insurance customer experience is improving, but insurers need to focus on personal interaction with customers, digital channels and adopting a retailing mentality, according to a new report by KPMG.
Modified date: 28/05/2014
Press release
 

Companies invest over £7.3 billion in social programs but impact is uncertain, says KPMG

Together, 100 of the world’s largest companies reported social investments valued at over £7.3 billion in 2013, yet few companies are reporting the impact these investments are actually having on the people they are intended to help.
Modified date: 21/05/2014
Press release
 

Success of Banking Standards Review Council hinges on getting the right people in place, say KPMG

Bill Michael, EMA head of financial services at KPMG responds to Sir Richard Lambert’s Banking Standards Review paper published today
Modified date: 19/05/2014
Press release
 

Client Money Resolution: order approving settlement procedure

Further to the updates dated 8 April 2014 and 29 April 2014 concerning the Client Money Resolution Application, the Court has now approved the procedure for the negotiation of a settlement between the client money pool and the general estate.
Modified date: 09/05/2014
Business and industry issue
 

KPMG launches new website to facilitate fund tax reporting

Responding to industry and investor demands for a central repository to store the tax reports of offshore funds, KPMG is pleased to announce the launch of KPMG reportingfunds.co.uk.
Modified date: 30/04/2014
Press release
 

FATCA - time to act

As the deadline for the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) implementation (1 July 2014) approaches, UK financial institutions (FFIs) must act now.
Modified date: 28/04/2014
Business and industry issue
 

KPMG & Workday

KPMG has teamed up with leading cloud-based enterprise solutions provider Workday, to offer an innovative approach to providing unified HCM, and FM solutions designed for today’s dynamic and global organisations
Modified date: 16/04/2014
Business and industry issue
 

Relaxation of Chinese insurance ownership rules will encourage domestic consolidation and create opportunities for foreign insurers

In response to China’s decision to relax mergers and acquisitions rules for the insurance industry, KPMG predicts a focus on domestic consolidation and rationalisation within the market.
Modified date: 14/04/2014
Press release
 

UK Banks Performance Benchmarking Report – Reinvention of UK Banking

The UK Banks Performance Benchmarking Report explores the key trends in the full year results of the big five UK headquartered banks – Barclays, HSBC, Lloyds Banking Group, RBS and Standard Chartered
Modified date: 09/04/2014
Benchmarking study; Business and industry issue
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