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Practical guidance, commentary and support on the insurance sector for financial services professionals.

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Hedge accounting and Negative Interest Rates

Negative interest rates continue to persist in Europe and look an increasing possibility in the UK. Stacey Howard, a Director in KPMG’s Financial Sector Assurance Services practice considers the potential impact on hedge accounting.

Regulating Buy Now Pay Later

Gavin Stewart, Director in Grant Thornton’s Financial Services Group, spent 27 years as a regulator at the Bank of England, Financial Services Authority and Financial Conduct Authority. Here he looks at the path to regulating the Buy Now Pay Later market.

Eight points on supply chain financing

ICAEW Financial Services Faculty commissioning editor Brian Cantwell talks to a supply chain finance expert to get some technical advice on best practice with supply chain finance.

Inflation is going up

Sunday Times economics editor David Smith asks what inflation could mean for the economy and how central banks might react.

Technical news in brief December 2020

ICAEW's Audit and Assurance Faculty brings you the latest technical updates on developments in auditing and assurance, financial reporting and ethics. Please note Only Audit and Assurance Faculty members and Faculties Online subscribers have access to these technical updates.

Business Planning: Insurance (part 1)

Slides from the session on Business Planning: Insurance, presented by Graham Fairclough and Matthew Sparkhall-Brown at the ICAEW Partner in Learning Tutor Conference on 4 February 2021.

IFRS 17 Discussion Group

The ICAEW IFRS 17 Discussion Group was set up in 2020 with a membership that represents a broad range of insurance expertise. Its primary purpose is to discuss the implementation of IFRS 17 with respect to UK market specific factors and UK products.

Libor transition - what you need to know

Corporate governance

Ineligible companies and groups

This helpsheet has been issued by ICAEW’s Technical Advisory Service to help members understand when a company or a group is ineligible for the small companies regime. The helpsheet identifies the legislative requirements of the Companies Act 2006, highlights key definitions and offers practical examples to help understand the interpretation of the requirements.

Pre-recorded webinars

IFRS 17 Insurance Contracts for non-insurers

Despite not being an insurer, entities may have contracts that fall in scope of IFRS 17 Insurance Contracts. Find out if you’re affected with this webinar.

Risk in times of uncertainty - A guide to Cyber and PII

This is an insightful, relevant and practical webinar on the current state of the cyber and professional indemnity insurance markets, the risks you need to be aware of as an accountant.

IFRS 17 Technical update

Following the IASB’s consultation on the Amendments to IFRS 17 the at subsequent Board meetings members have been making decision on a number of these proposals. This webinar is to assess how this might affect insurers on the implementation of the new accounting standard.

Client Assets Sourcebook (CASS) and Outsourcing

Information for CASS auditors when determining procedures over outsourcing arrangements and how they apply to the CASS rules.

Senior Managers and Certification Regime

The Senior Managers and Certification Regime is a new regulatory framework which aims to improve individual accountability.

Benchmark reform

Alternative reference rates and transition from LIBOR.

The essential guide to fintech

Fintech is changing the way businesses and individuals use financial services. This Tech Essentials guide - the first joint guide from the IT Faculty and the Financial Services Faculty - will demystify what fintech could mean for individuals, businesses and advisers.

Culture and purpose in financial services

Inspiring confidence

ICAEW's Inspiring Confidence campaign explores the issues affecting consumers and financial services providers in a rapidly changing world.

Banks, insurers and investment managers play vitally important roles within society, to encourage economic development and allow individuals and businesses to save, invest, insure and make payments. We must have confidence in them. Responsible providers, responsible consumers, better regulation and better information underpin this confidence.

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