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Mind Matters: Panel Event

Panel discussion in support of Movember, addressing the challenges men face regarding mental health at work, how we can break down the barriers and how as employees and colleagues we can work together to foster supportive environments where everyone's mental wellbeing is valued.

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Leveraging RegTech to Overcome AML Challenges in Insurance

Anti-money laundering (AML) standards are more than regulatory requirements; they are vital safeguards for the insurance sector. AML policies are critical in preventing the infiltration of illegitimate funds and requires rigorous monitoring and reporting of financial transactions. In the insurance industry, the complexity of transactions and the global scope of operations introduce significant risks, making AML compliance not only a regulatory must but a central component of business practices...

An MGA Case: How to Combat Data Silos and Strive for Team Cohesion

Today, the insurance industry faces a myriad of challenges that are constantly developing, ranging from economic and geopolitical factors to internal discrepancies like data silos and team fragmentation – and MGAs are not exempt. Traditionally, MGAs would rely on archaic processes to conduct their due diligence and regulatory processes, collect data and collaborate with their team. Now, this is no longer sustainable, and MGAs must embrace digital transformation if they want to stay ahead of the curve. In this article, we’ll dive deeper into the different data hygiene challenges MGAs are faced with, their impact on team fragmentation, and how technology can help surmount these struggles and achieve team cohesion...

REG Reviews – June 2024

Last month, the Consumer Duty Alliance launched a clarifying guide to assist firms preparing their annual board reports, ​​​premium finance requests soared amid cost-of-living pressures, the FCA set out measures to combat domestic financial abuse and REG achieved its ISO 27001 certification...

The Spreadsheet Shackles: Breaking the Excel Dependency

For office productivity, Microsoft Excel is undeniably a powerhouse. Its capabilities for data organisation, analysis, and visualisation are impressive, making it a go-to tool for countless professionals who create a plethora of uses for the spreadsheet software. However, despite its versatility, relying on Excel for tasks it wasn't designed for can be a grave mistake, especially when there are so many specialised Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions available today. Here’s some examples of fit for purpose products that outshine the home-made spreadsheet alternatives...

Enhancing Onboarding Efficiency for MGAs: How RegTech Streamlines Compliance

With constant economic uncertainties and a fluctuating political landscape, MGAs (Managing General Agents) are now faced with bigger regulatory and compliance burdens than ever before. Clyde & Co reports that 50% view the increase in compliance obligations as an obstacle to entering the market. These burdens significantly hinder MGAs' capacity to start new business relationships with potential trading partners, halting growth and slowing innovation. 66% of insurance and financial services firms believe that regulatory and statutory obligations inhibit starting new business relationships, which in turn affects profitability. This is why it is imperative for MGAs to leverage new innovative technology that reduces regulatory challenges and facilitates streamlined onboarding of partners...

REG Reviews – May 2024

Last month, the FCA urged motor finance firms to allocate sufficient resources, financial institutions expedited technology adoption to tackle regulatory hurdles, underinsurance presented a pivotal challenge for brokers, and insurers came under the spotlight concerning environmental and social responsibilities...

Managing B2B Trading, Legal, and Compliance Risks for Insurers

In an era defined by rapidly evolving financial regulations, the insurance industry stands at a crucial point. Insurers are increasingly confronted with a landscape of regulatory and compliance obligations. These requirements are essential for safeguarding the financial system, yet they present considerable operational challenges...

REG Reviews – April 2024

Last month, the FCA urged financial advisors to review retirement income advice processes, whilst raising concerns within the motor sector regarding fair value, Lloyd's predicted generative AI to increase cyber threat risks, the UK Parliament released its much anticipated 'Sexism in the City' report, and REG launched its new Partnerships Programme...

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Accelerating Trade Partner Onboarding with RegTech

In an industry where success hinges on strong relationships, insurance and financial services companies must prioritise integrity, trust, and diligence when forging new business relationships. However, navigating the intricacies of regulatory and statutory obligations often creates obstacles for these relationships from the start. The complexities of regulatory adherence have been cited to impede regulated firms’ abilities to effectively initiate new partnerships; hindering growth and stifling innovation. Now, with the growing emergence of RegTech, businesses can streamline compliance processes and accelerate trade partner onboarding, ultimately setting them up for sustained success...

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