Solvency II poses challenge for Dutch insurers

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The Dutch insurance sector is – with one major exception – still reeling from the problems it faced at the height of the financial crisis in 2008 and faces potential problems from the implementation of the Solvency II regime in 2013, according to rating agency Fitch.

At the tail end of 2008, most leading Dutch insurance groups – notably international heavyweights ING and Aegon – were forced to take support from the Dutch government, the one major exception to this rule being Delta Lloyd.


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