Financial capability: the public's perspective in the current economic climate »
A research report examining the public's views on financial
capability against the backdrop of the ongoing credit crunch. The
findings provide a valuable insight into public attitudes towards
financial security, financial advice and confidence in the banking
system. Published 2008.
Money's too tight to mention: will the IPOD generation ever trust financial services? »
A major research project examining the financial issues and
habits of adults aged 18-34. With limited savings, high debts and
low levels of financial capability, the "IPOD" generation
(Insecure, Pressurised, Over-taxed and Debt-ridden) could be at the
highest risk in any upcoming economic downturn. Published 2008.
Policy briefing: Party conference season 2008 »
This briefing provides relevant information from this year's
party conference season including the key note speeches and a look
at what was talked about in the numerous fringe meetings.
Policy briefing: Budget 2008 »
The current chancellor's first Budget came as no major surprise
to most sectors. The following points are especially relevant to
the financial services and insurance industry:Reforms to financial
services taxation: measures include insurance taxation, Islamic
finance, the Thoresen review and the upcoming financial capability
Policy briefing: FSA business plan 2008 »
The FSA published on 6 February its 2008 Business Plan which
sets out its priorities for the coming year and attempts to address
the risks highlighted in its recent Financial Risk Outlook. The
document details the FSA's plans regarding heightened supervisory
oversight in areas such as firms' liquidity.
FSA Financial Risk Outlook 2008 »
The FSA published on 29 January its 2008 Financial Risk Outlook
describing the issues which, in its view, pose a risk to the
market. After a summary of the UK and global economic climate, it
discusses the priority risks, and examines other sector-specific
risks. This study is part of an annual process which feeds into the
regulator's business plan expected on 5 February ...
Insurance and climate change »
This paper examines climate change mitigation and adaptation
from an insurance industry perspective, with particular reference
to London and the USA.