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From Your Industry| 08:28

Aegon launches protection policy to meet IHT gap

Whole of life policy developed in response to research showing lack of cover.

Protection Products| Oct 16, 2014

IP and CI non-existent for HIV-positive people

No major providers contacted would provide income protection or critical illness cover to those with the condition

From Pensions| Oct 06, 2014

Pension freedoms not ‘silver bullet’ for long-term care: MGM

Annuity provider’s technical specialist suggests people will have to save more and work longer for care funding.

Protection Products| Oct 01, 2014

Zurich extends distribution capacity with Openwork

Extended agreement will take effect from 1 November, the target date for the completion of the adviser transfer.

Protection Products| Oct 01, 2014

Canada Life enhances group protection insurance

Insurer says enhancements are “a further example of our investment in employee health”.

Insurance| Sep 29, 2014

Bright Grey bolsters critical illness cover

Extra illness definitions come in addition to dedicated case manager and underwriter for every client application.

Insurance| Sep 23, 2014

L&G upgrades critical illness to remain ‘competitive’

A number of changes have been made to the firm’s critical illness cover.

Analysis & Opinion
When insurers get it wrong, it’s the clients who suffer

Tony Hazellon| Oct 02, 2014

When insurers get it wrong, it’s the clients who suffer

It happens too often that insurers’ reckless mistakes can ruin their clients’ retirements – and the recompense is peanuts

Errors can create havoc with people’s lives, leaving them thousands of pounds worse off, yet the compensation is often only meagre

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...

Ashley WassallonYour Industry| Aug 13, 2014

Is the ABI’s influence on the wane?

Not only was L&G the largest member firm, it was also once one of the association’s most trenchant supporters.

Jeff Prestridgeon| Aug 06, 2014

Zurich paying out 100% of claims? Believe in miracles

Zurich has revealed its latest income protection figures – and they certainly look like a reason to celebrate

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Guide to Divorce and Protection

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

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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.

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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.

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Guide to Business Protection

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

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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?

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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.

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I hate over-regulation, but support protection compulsion

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

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From Your Industry| Sep 23, 2014

Royal London hires protection proposition leader

New appointment joins from similar role at Capita.

Protection Products| Sep 19, 2014

Protection comparison software to tackle difficulties

UnderwriteMe boss claims adoption of his softwawre by insurers should make buying process easier.

Protection Products| Sep 17, 2014

Openwork buys Metlife’s 930-strong protection network

Network set to should complete transfer of self-employed sales advisers and MetLife staff by start of November.

Life Assurance| Sep 17, 2014

Zurich appoints director in UK Life business

Ms Huntington currently runs her own consultancy business and has 18 years worth of experience.

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”.

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