The European Insurance and Occupational Pension Authority (EIOPA) has published its feedback statement on its 2021 discussion paper on blockchain and smart contracts in insurance. EIOPA received a number of responses to its earlier paper and has summarised these in the  statement. Stakeholders were able to identify a number of use cases for

The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) has published a consultation on its advice to the European Commission in respect of certain aspects relating to retail investor protection. The Commission ran a public consultation in 2021 on retail investor protection and fair treatment of customers. As part of this ongoing initiative the

The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) has published its annual consumer trends report. The latest report identifies risks for consumers arising from market trends which may require supervisory action from EIOPA or from Member States.

In summary the trends report has identified the following risks:

  • The life sector has reversed growth

The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) has launched a consultation on the Interbank Offered Rates (IBOR) transitions. Across markets, IBOR is being replaced by risk-free rates.

The consultation considers adjustments to EIOPA’s risk-free rate (RFR) methodology and production, in light of If the EU Benchmark Regulation (which

On 8 April 2021, the European Insurance and Occupational Pension Authority (EIOPA) published a single  rulebook online containing requirements under the Insurance Distribution Directive ((EU) 2016/97).

The single rulebook covers the Insurance Distribution Directive, the Delegated Regulation (EU) 2017/2358) (on product governance and oversight), Delegated Regulation (EU) 2019/1935 (requirements relating to insurance-based investment products) and