mutuals

In 2009 the UK organisation The Co-operative Financial Services (CFS) merged with Britannia Building Society. This was the first merger possible under a new UK law (the Butterfill Act) of two distinct mutual organisations. During the recent ICMIF Conference Paul Flowers, Chair of the Co-operative Banking Group (CBG - the new name for the merged organisation) reflected on the merger and the...

Karel Van Hulle, Head of the Insurance & Pensions Unit, European Commission Directorate-General for Internal Market & Services was one of the key speakers at the recent ICMIF Biennial Conference and spoke on the topic of solvency and capital requirements for cooperatives/mutuals. Karel has, for the last several years, overseen the Solvency II project on behalf of the European...

www.microinsurance.coop – a web site created to promote the activities of ICMIF members involved in microinsurance as well as highlighting the role of the cooperative and mutual movement in providing access to insurance for the underserved has been launched by ICMIF.

The site includes publically available content, such as:

The latest microinsurance news from the mutual and...

ICMIF has contributed key information and statistics to the European Parliament for a study The role of mutual societies in the 21st Century which was published in July 2011. This document was requested by the European Parliament's Committee on Employment and Social Affairs.

Mutual organisations play an important role in both the European economy and society, serving a large proportion...

The French government recently announced a tax increase on healthcare policies as one method they plan to implement towards reducing the country’s deficit. This tax increase will affect supplementary health insurance policies, many of which are provided by French mutual organisations.

Supplementary health insurance is purchased by many French citizens in order to top up the state-...

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