Nº 6May 2017
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  • Editorial

    Editorial

    Editorial

    This Spring 2017 issue of "Consorseguros Digital" devotes special attention to one of the significant functions of the Consorcio de Compensación de Seguros (CCS): the protection of the insureds affected by cases of insurance company insolvency.

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  • The system for the liquidation of insurance companies by the Consorcio de Compensación de Seguros (CCS)

    The system for the liquidation of insurance companies by the Consorcio de Compensación de Seguros (CCS)

    In depth

    This article looks at the key features of the Spanish system for winding-up of insurers, which is handled by the Consorcio de Compensación de Seguros (CCS). It describes its historical background and the reasons which led to its establishment, as well as the procedures and mechanisms it uses, and the legal context in which it operates. It also includes an assessment of the period of more than 30 years over which the system has functioned and some thoughts going forward.

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  • Policyholder protection schemes in situations of insolvency. Comparative study between states and jurisdictions. New perspectives

    Policyholder protection schemes in situations of insolvency. Comparative study between states and jurisdictions. New perspectives

    In depth

    Far from the existence of a universal solution, the countries with policyholder protection schemes in situations of insurer insolvency -and not all countries have them, not even in the European context- address this issue with a heterogeneous range of solutions.

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  • Progress in bank recovery and resolution; a new legislative and institutional framework since 2015

    Progress in bank recovery and resolution; a new legislative and institutional framework since 2015

    In depth

    The last financial crisis laid bare the need to develop a new and effective framework for institutions that not only operate within the compass of the European Union but further afield too. In this context the resolution system has improved substantially and meant the introduction of a new raft of legislation whereby the Single Resolution Mechanism (SRM) and the Single Resolution Fund (SRF) were established within the orbit of the banking union.

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  • Terrorism risk (re) insurance: Minding the Gap

    Terrorism risk (re) insurance: Minding the Gap

    Contributions

    Terrorism methods and objectives have evolved. Insuring for this risk should also adapt to such changing circumstances. Given fresh challenges, and to share experiences among the various different systems of cover and examine alternatives, the International Forum for Terrorism Risk (Re)Insurance Pools (IFTRIP) has come into being. This article describes the circumstances and process behind the creation of IFTRIP from the standpoint of the experience of Pool Re, which is the British pool for terrorism risk insurance.

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  • Projection of property damage due to hydrometeorological causes (flood and wind) and estimate of the extraordinary risk insurance scheme capacity in the context of climate change

    Projection of property damage due to hydrometeorological causes (flood and wind) and estimate of the extraordinary risk insurance scheme capacity in the context of climate change

    Contributions

    Based on the compensation paid by Consorcio de Compensación de Seguros with regard to property damage caused by hydrometeorological causes (strong wind and flood) and on the sums at risk, a projection has been made for the next 30 years using certain assumptions so as to arrive to an approximation of the capacity of the extraordinary risk insurance scheme to cater for with the expected increase in hazardousness owing to climate change.

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  • Study of hazard levels in relation to tsunamis along the Spanish coastline

    Study of hazard levels in relation to tsunamis along the Spanish coastline

    Reviews

    The Directorate-General for Civil Protection and Emergencies has released the results of a study of tsunami risk hazardousness along the Spanish coastline. This is a preliminary study aimed at developing more in-depth risk management plans and studies at  regional and local government level, yet which can provide useful information on this thusfar relatively unknown risk.

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  • Failure to pay successive premiums and its effects on the Extraordinary Risk coverage by the Consorcio de Compensación de Seguros

    Failure to pay successive premiums and its effects on the Extraordinary Risk coverage by the Consorcio de Compensación de Seguros

    Reviews

    The judgment in discussion refers to the effectiveness in relation to the Consorcio de Compensación de Seguros (CCS) of agreements between the policyholder and their insurer in cases where the premium is not paid in the one-month grace period and the insurance contract between the parties has been suspended pursuant to article 15.2 of the Insurance Contracts Act.

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  • Catalogue of earthquake damage in Spain: a tool to reduce disaster risk

    Catalogue of earthquake damage in Spain: a tool to reduce disaster risk

    News

    As a result of an agreement among several Spanish institutions, a tool has been produced known as the Catalogue of Earthquake Damage in Spain (CDTE for the Spanish), which is intended to provide a unified record for damage caused by earthquakes with a seismic strength of greater than or equal to VI (EMS-98) in Spanish territory.

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