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Vol 21 No 9 Sept/Oct 2016

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Houseman's Law of Life Assurance 15th ed

ISBN13: 9781784514488
Previous Edition ISBN: 9781847667489
To be Published: October 2016
Publisher: Bloomsbury Professional
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £225.00

Unique in its depth of coverage and currency, Houseman's Law of Life Assurance has established a well-deserved reputation as an authoritative practitioner work on life assurance and is renowned for its practical insight into the workings of the industry.

In addition to being fully updated to take account of new legislation and case law the new 15th edition also covers developments including:

  • Significant structural changes to the UK regulatory framework since the 14th edition and in particular the creation of the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) and the Financial Conduct Authority each with their own different statutory objectives;
  • Creation of the PRA and the introduction of a new rulebook with a different structure for conveying regulatory guidance;
  • Implementation of the Solvency II Directive which has made fundamental changes to the way insurers calculate their capital, invest their assets and govern their businesses;
  • Changes to insurance law on misrepresentation and warranties and the new duty on consumers to take reasonable care not to make a misrepresentation and on non-consumers to make a fair presentation of the risk;
  • New e-commerce chapter to reflect the growing importance of this distribution channel for life insurance products;
  • Anticipated changes to the regime applicable to insurance distribution because of the Insurance Distribution Directive and rules relating to packaged insurance investment contracts, including the impact on remuneration of intermediaries;
  • Changes to the UK compensation scheme for insurance policyholders.

Insurance Law
Chapter 1: The contract of life assurance
Chapter 2: E-commerce
Chapter 3: Insurance law issues
Chapter 4: FSMA and the life office
Chapter 5: Intermediation and distribution of life insurance products
Chapter 6: Financial promotion and product disclosure
Chapter 7: With-profits funds
Chapter 8: Prudential regulation
Chapter 9: Life reassurance
Chapter 10: Claims and title to life policies
Chapter 11: Assignments and Mortgages
Chapter 12: Trusts and life assurance
Chapter 13: Insolvency and MWPA trusts
Chapter 14: Life assurance and pension schemes
Chapter 15: Tax