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.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1 The contract of life assurance Chapter 2 Insurance law issues Chapter 3 FSMA and the life office Chapter 4 Intermediation and distribution of life insurance products Chapter 5 Financial promotion and product disclosure Chapter 6 With-profits funds Chapter 7 Prudential regulation Chapter 8 Life reassurance Chapter 9 Claims and title to life policies Chapter 10 Assignments and Mortgages Chapter 11 Trusts and life assurance Chapter 12 Insolvency and MWPA trusts Chapter 13 The framework for pension scheme products sold by life offices Chapter 14 Income tax, capital gains tax, inheritance tax and the use of life policies in inheritance tax planning Appendix 1 Life Assurance Act 1774 Appendix 2 The Policies of Assurance Act 1867 Appendix 3 Statement of long-term insurance practice Appendix 4 Specimen Power of appointment Appendix 5 Statutory declaration Appendix 6 Deed of Indemnity Appendix 7 Payment into Court by Life Assurance Company (Ord 92, r 1) Appendix 8 Deed of Assignment Appendix 9 Notice of Assignment Appendix 10 'Double Option' Agreement