UK insurers set to lobby for easing of constraints on matching adjustment

Relief as new matching premium included in Omnibus II Econ text, but questions remain over how it will work

Euro Parliament

The UK insurance industry will continue to press for changes to the matching premium, despite it being recognised in the amended text for Omnibus II, which was approved by the European Parliament’s Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (Econ) on March 21.

The inclusion of a new version of the matching premium – now called the matching adjustment – was cautiously welcomed by UK insurers, which have been arguing that it is vital to their ability to offer affordable long-term annuity products

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