Aviva reveals underinsurance in particular group of UK households

Aviva | July 31, 2019

If new research from Aviva is anything to go by, it looks like a good percentage of renting households in the UK are not protected against income loss resulting from serious illness, injury, or death. A survey conducted by YouGov on behalf of Aviva shows that just one in five households in rented accommodation has life insurance, compared to three out of five of their home-owning counterparts with a mortgage. Meanwhile the poll also found that only 3% of renting households have critical illness cover or income protection. In addition, a mere two out of five households in rental properties have home contents cover to protect their belongings. “More and more households are living in rented accommodation, as house prices continue to be out of reach for many,” noted Paul Brencher, UK health and protection director for Aviva. “There are a number of benefits to renting – it provides flexibility and can allow people to have their own space sooner than if they were saving to get on the property ladder.

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In a simpler time, this patchwork was passable. But change is coming. New regulations will bring greater complexity to the accounting process for insurers, which will make semi-manual, legacy processes look like a house of cards and raise doubts about the validity of the final numbers on the P&L sheet. That looming change, of course, is IFRS 17, the new International Financial Reporting Standard issued by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) in May 2017. It defines how accounting will be done by insurers in the more than 100 countries that adopted IFRS. IFRS 17 will replace IFRS 4 Phase II, which isn’t a comprehensive international standard but rather a structure for grandfathering in the use of countries’ national standards

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In a simpler time, this patchwork was passable. But change is coming. New regulations will bring greater complexity to the accounting process for insurers, which will make semi-manual, legacy processes look like a house of cards and raise doubts about the validity of the final numbers on the P&L sheet. That looming change, of course, is IFRS 17, the new International Financial Reporting Standard issued by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) in May 2017. It defines how accounting will be done by insurers in the more than 100 countries that adopted IFRS. IFRS 17 will replace IFRS 4 Phase II, which isn’t a comprehensive international standard but rather a structure for grandfathering in the use of countries’ national standards

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