Run for your life Italian insurer may offload four million policies in the biggest such deal in Germany ever. Published on March 20, 2018 10:28 am Italian insurance giant Generali is looking at offers to unload all of its life-insurance policies in Germany in what would be the country’s biggest “runoff” deal ever. Some four million policies with an assured sum of €40 billion could be sold off to a specialist investor for something like €1 billion. If Generali goes ahead, its retreat from its legacy policies could accelerate an industry trend, as German life insurers creak under the pressure of low interest rates and old people fear for their retirement savings. “A decision will come probably before the summer,” Giovanni Liverani, head of Generali’s operations in Germany, told Handelsblatt. Athene, Viridium and Frankfurter Leben are among the specialized runoff platforms interested in buying the policies, according to … [Read more...] about Generali mulls sale of all German life insurance policies in industry test case
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DRIVERS could save hundreds of pounds on their car insurance just by installing a black box, new research has found. And even motorists with a poor driving record could see their premiums slashed. Black boxes used to only be for young drivers, who can see savings of hundreds of pounds a year. But insurers now offer discounts to everyone, with careful drivers able to save up to 50 per cent on their premiums by using a black box. Conducted by Coverbox, a study found that motorists over 50 could save more than £350 on renewal by using the device. And for motorists with previous convictions such as drink driving, the tracking device could reduce their inflated premiums by almost 50 per cent. What is a black box?Telematics insurance policies - also known as black boxes - are a great way for young drivers to cut premiums.They use GPS tracking data to know where, when and how fast you're driving. For 17 to 20 year olds, fitting a black box can save an average of £202 a year on car … [Read more...] about You could save £350 a year on insurance by installing a black box in your car – and even those with a poor record slash their premiums
The final of the 21st century Valverde must find a way to revamp sluggish Barcelona Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde will seek his first title on Saturday at the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano and he will be depending on Lionel Messi to help him. When reaching the Copa del Rey final in mid-February, their role as the favourite was undisputed. This was a title that began to also grow with the team in importance following their fortunes in the league and the Champions League. There was already talk of a treble, without giving Sevilla much of a chance. The situation has undergone a radical turn in recent days. Their unexpected elimination in Europe at the hands of Roma has sown doubts in a team that has reached this final stretch of the season with little gas in the tank. However, among its ranks is also Lionel Messi and that's almost as good as life insurance. Barcelona succumbed in Rome due to a lousy team effort and because their talisman did not show up that day. Clearly you … [Read more...] about The Messi effect: Life insurance for Barcelona
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Different types of life insurance policies: What best suits you? Different types of policies offer different benefits and terms. Find out which best suit your needs. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Michael Camacho, For PDN Published 11:41 a.m. ChT April 20, 2018 CLOSE Simply Money Advisors discuss different kinds of life insurance. CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE Question: My wife and I just had our first child and I want to make sure that she is taken care of in case something happens to me. I know that life insurance will ensure this, but I am not sure what type of life … [Read more...] about Different types of life insurance policies: What best suits you?
Handelsblatt Explains Germans love security, and were the ideal market for life insurance policies that doubled as savings accounts and pensions. Then interest rates dropped. Now insurers, and policyholders, are in crisis. Published on January 26, 2018 1:15 pm “We Germans like to be safe,” the moderator says in opening his talk show on prime-time television. “There are more life insurance policies in the country than people alive.” In most countries, the subject of life insurance would hardly be considered a winner in TV ratings. In Germany, it is. That’s because “the business model of life insurance will collapse,” as Sven Enger, one of the panelists says. A former insurance executive and author, he predicts that “savings will be lost, old people will be in poverty. My advice: Get out of your policies.” These anxieties on the part of policyholders have a mirror image in the troubles of the German insurance industry. They … [Read more...] about Why German life insurers, excoriated by low interest rates, are crying uncle