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Life Insurance: Foreign Companies

Question for Treasury

UIN HL3884, tabled on 9 November 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government which organisation oversees firms which provide life insurance policies for persons in the UK.

Answered on

23 November 2021

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Prudential Regulatory Authority (PRA) oversee firms which provide life insurance policies for those in the UK.

The Prudential Regulatory Authority (PRA), which is part of the Bank of England, promotes the safety and soundness of insurers, and the protection of policyholders. This includes arrangements for protecting customers in the event of an insurer failing, via the Financial Services Compensation Scheme.

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) regulates the conduct of insurers, as well as more broadly the integrity of the UK’s financial markets. The FCA also has an objective to secure an appropriate degree of protection for consumers.

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