General Information & Client Service
  • Americas: +1.212.553.1653
  • Asia: +852.3551.3077
  • China: +86.10.6319.6580
  • EMEA: +44.20.7772.5454
  • Japan: +81.3.5408.4100
Media Relations
  • New York: +1.212.553.0376
  • London: +44.20.7772.5456
  • Hong Kong: +852.3758.1350
  • Tokyo: +813.5408.4110
  • Sydney: +61.2.9270.8141
  • Mexico City: +001.888.779.5833
  • Buenos Aires: +0800.666.3506
  • São Paulo: +0800.891.2518
October 11, 2017

EIOPA published the final report on guidelines for insurance-based investment products (IBIPs), for which the associated risks are difficult for the customer to understand. The final report includes a feedback statement with a summary of the main conclusions of the public consultation; the final explanatory text to the guidelines; the final impact assessment; the comments and resolutions template; and the opinion of EIOPA's Insurance and Reinsurance Stakeholder Group. The guidelines have been developed in line with Articles 30(7) and (8) of the Insurance Distribution Directive (IDD) and apply to the “execution-only” sales, such as telephone and online sales, of IBIPs.

The guidelines are typically intended for IBIPs for which the insurance distributor neither provides advice nor verifies the customer’s knowledge of the product and the risks involved. The guidelines aim to minimize the risks of consumer detriment arising from misselling of IBIPs. The guidelines support national competent authorities and insurance distributors in assessing these products.

The guidelines will be translated into all the official languages of the EU. Within two months of the publication of the translated versions, the national competent authorities will need to confirm to EIOPA whether they comply, intend to comply, or do not comply with these guidelines for the purpose of “execution-only” sales. According to the disclosure rules for Packaged Retail and Insurance-based Investment products (PRIIPs), where the associated risks of an IBIP are difficult to understand for customers, a comprehension alert has to be included in the Key Information Document (KID) provided to the customer. To promote a convergent approach by the national competent authorities in the implementation of this important requirement, EIOPA intends to separately address this issue and communicate its approach accordingly. EIOPA had launched a public consultation on these draft guidelines on February 02, 2017 and the final report was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on September 2017.

 

Related Link: Guidelines on Execution-Only Sales (PDF)

Keywords: Europe, EU, Insurance, IBIPs, IDD, Execution-Only Sales, EIOPA

Related Insights
News

EBA Finalizes Guidelines on the STS Criteria in Securitization

EBA published the final guidelines that provide a harmonized interpretation of the criteria for a securitization to be eligible as simple, transparent, and standardized (STS) on a cross-sectoral basis throughout EU.

December 12, 2018 WebPage Regulatory News
News

OSFI Sets Domestic Stability Buffer for D-SIBs at 1.75%

OSFI set the level for the Domestic Stability Buffer at 1.75% of total risk-weighted assets, as calculated under the Capital Adequacy Requirements (CAR) Guideline.

December 12, 2018 WebPage Regulatory News
News

FSI Publishes Paper on Proportionality in Insurance Solvency Rules

FSI published a paper on proportionality in the application of insurance solvency requirements.

December 11, 2018 WebPage Regulatory News
News

BCBS Updates Framework for Pillar 3 Disclosure Requirements

BCBS published the updated framework for Pillar 3 disclosure requirements.

December 11, 2018 WebPage Regulatory News
News

EBA Issues Revised List of Validation Rules for Reporting

EBA revised the list of validation rules in its implementing technical standards on supervisory reporting.

December 11, 2018 WebPage Regulatory News
News

IMF Reports Assess the Stability of Financial System in Brazil

IMF published a report on the results of the Financial System Stability Assessment (FSSA) on Brazil.

December 11, 2018 WebPage Regulatory News
News

FED Governor Examines Pros of Imposing Capital Buffers on Large Banks

At the Peterson Institute for International Economics in Washington D.C., the FED Governor Lael Brainard summarized the financial stability outlook, highlighted areas where financial imbalances seem to be building, and touched on the related policy implications.

December 07, 2018 WebPage Regulatory News
News

US Agencies Propose Rule on Appraisals for Real Estate Transactions

US Agencies (FDIC, FED, and OCC) proposed a rule to increase the threshold level at or below which appraisals would not be required for the residential real estate transactions from USD 250,000 to USD 400,000. Comments will be accepted for 60 days from publication in the Federal Register.

December 07, 2018 WebPage Regulatory News
News

EBA Single Rulebook Q&A: First Update for December 2018

This week one answer was published as part of the Single Rulebook Questions and Answers (Q&A).

December 07, 2018 WebPage Regulatory News
News

FED Updates Reporting Form and Instructions for FR Y-14Q

FED published the updated reporting form FR Y-14Q for Capital Assessment and Stress Testing, along with the associated instructions.

December 06, 2018 WebPage Regulatory News
RESULTS 1 - 10 OF 2325