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Insurance| Sep 11, 2014

Mutual insurers Family Investments and Engage seek merger

Deal would create one of the UK’s largest mutual groups.

From Your Industry| Sep 11, 2014

Aegon latest to confirm it could move assets out of Scotland

Insurer latest in growing exodus from Scottish headquarters, should nation vote ‘yes’ next week.

Life Assurance| Sep 11, 2014

SunLife to offer ‘simplified’ life insurance via advisers

Direct to consumer insurer opens life insurance product to “select intermediated channels”.

Protection Products| Sep 10, 2014

A fifth of over 50s expect to sell home to fund care

Provider suggests innovation in retirement income solutions will be needed to close care gap.

Protection Products| Sep 05, 2014

Exeter Friendly updates underwriting technology

New system enables immediate underwriting decisions.

Protection Products| Sep 05, 2014

Zurich extends critical illness maximum

Move made on the back of adviser and customer demand, as mortgage terms increase.

Protection Products| Sep 03, 2014

Pru protection brand profit boost after single-tie shift

Overall premiums and revenue up by 14 per cent to £480.5m.

Analysis & Opinion
Firing Line: Paul Osborn

InterviewfromYour Industry| Sep 04, 2014

Firing Line: Paul Osborn

Daniel Liberto talks to Paul Osborn, the chief executive of Foresters Friendly Society, about how he oversaw changes in company governance...

The mutual had a rocky relationship with the regulators and “was on the brink of closing down to new business” because of its governance structure

From Your Industry| Mar 27, 2014

Mixed response greets SME initiatives

George Osborne’s Budget for “makers, doers and savers” has included a number of initiatives targeted at SMEs.

Insurance| Oct 02, 2013

What is blocking private medical insurance growth?

The OFT’s referral to the Competition Commission may not halt rises in premiums, but could be good for the end-customer in the long run.

From Pensions| Sep 25, 2013 |

Dealing with longevity: Live long and prosper

Longevity is to some extent like trying to deal with an awkward relative.

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Adviser Guides

Guide to Divorce and Protection

Many people who are divorcing will deliberate over housing arrangements, maintenance payments and pensions.

Special Reports

Selling Protection - June 2014

The protection gap has widened in the last decade and the Mortgage Market Review has prompted concerns sales will continue to plummet.

FTAdviser Blog

How the FCA saved smaller Sipps - or at least some of them

Week in Brief: Sipps cap ad confirmed, first simplified product launched and Sesame reveals all is still not well.

Adviser Guides

Guide to Business Protection

Any business is only as strong as the people behind it.

Special Reports

Protection Gap - June 2014

It has become a truism that we are under-protected in the UK, but what can we do to address the issue?

FTAdviser Blog

Are IFAs becoming the exclusive preserve of the rich?

Week in Brief: Barclays report suggests minimum client pot up to £150,000, while debate rages over fees.

Adviser Guides

Guide to Selling Income Protection

Anyone who is working should consider how they would manage financially if they were unable to work.

FTAdviser Blog

I hate over-regulation, but support protection compulsion

The government should be truly ashamed of the nation’s protection void.

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Insurance| Sep 03, 2014

Ageas hires commercial underwriting head

New appointment will be based in Gloucester office, responsible for commercial lines account.

Protection Products| Sep 02, 2014

Apps could monitor clients and dictate premiums

Discounts could be available for customers willing to adopt “wearable technology”, providers admit.

Protection Products| Aug 29, 2014

Three-quarters of families now have no protection

Provider urges industry to help educate people on the importance of financial protection.

Insurance| Aug 28, 2014

New PI entrant could relax direct-to-adviser restriction

Brokers raise concerns around underwriter’s lack of credit rating and unregulated status.

Protection Products| Aug 19, 2014

Care funders plan spending spree to force state to step in

Around 61 per cent of over-45s confused about how the care system works.

Protection Products| Aug 18, 2014

Friends Life cites FCA rules for LTC product torpor

Two providers tell FTAdviser they are not in the market for long-term care product innovation.

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