• Homeownership Rate Makes Marginal Progress

    3 monthes ago - By RIS Media

    2017 closed with the homeownership rate improving, but at a slight standstill: 64.2 percent, according to the U.S. Census Bureau's Quarterly Housing Vacancies and Homeownership Report. The figure is marginal progress from the third quarter of the year , when the rate registered 63.9 percent. The rate was 63.7 percent at the end of 2016.
    One statistic is telling. Owner households, or homes owned by their residents, comprised 56.4 percent of all homes occupied in the fourth quarter of 2017, the report reveals-a boost from 55.7 percent in the third quarter. Renter households, or homes rented...
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  • A.M. Best Comments on Credit Ratings of MetLife, Inc. and Subsidiaries Following Announced Group Annuity Reserve Strengthening

    A.M. Best Comments on Credit Ratings of MetLife, Inc. and Subsidiaries Following Announced Group Annuity Reserve Strengthening

    3 monthes ago - By A.M. Best

    A.M. Best has commented that the Credit Ratings of MetLife, Inc. and its insurance subsidiaries remain unchanged following the ...
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  • Scottish Re Begins Bankruptcy and Sale Process for Cayman Islands Unit and US Subsidiary

    3 monthes ago - By A.M. Best

    Scottish Re Group Ltd. said it began to implement a sale and restructuring plan for its Cayman Islands subsidiary and the subsidiary's U.S. unit.
    The life reinsurer said in a statement the plan for ...
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  • RGA Chief Executive: Tax Reform, Reinsurance Partnership Boost Earnings Potential

    3 monthes ago - By A.M. Best

    A positive impact from U.S. tax reform, a promising new life reinsurance partnership and growth in international life insurance markets are contributing to an optimistic outlook for Reinsurance Group ...
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  • A.M. Best Removes From Under Review With Positive Implications, Upgrades Credit Rating of Eastern Dentists Insurance Company RRG

    3 monthes ago - By A.M. Best

    A.M. Best has removed from under review with positive implications and upgraded the Financial Strength Rating to A- from B++ and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating to “a-” from ...
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  • A.M. BestTV: U.S. Life/Annuity Insurers Step Up Use of Reinsurance, Says Best Director

    3 monthes ago - By A.M. Best

    In this A.M.BestTV episode, William Pargeans, director, A.M. Best, reviews a new report that details how life and annuity insurers are using reinsurance for overall risk management, coverage of ...
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