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Insurance| Nov 21, 2014

Ageas retail chief exec steps down

Move to trading partner Brightside is aimed at strengthening ties between the companies.

Protection Products| Nov 20, 2014

Rebranded VitalityLife claims rivals should follow lead

Boss says “it is hard for me to say what our competitors are going to do.”

Insurance| Nov 20, 2014

Lack of qualifications could hold back care advice

Industry body suggests long-term care advice is a “significant” opportunity for those able to give it.

Life Assurance| Nov 20, 2014

Insurers highlight increased longevity issues

Official statistics show life expectancy for those aged 65 has increased by almost two years over the last decade.

Protection Products| Nov 20, 2014

Post-Pru Vitality launches three new products

New products include a short-term income protection product, care cover and combined life and mortgage incapacity cover.

Insurance| Nov 20, 2014

Half of UK will spend £177k before reaching new care cap

Insurer warns people may have to sell their home to afford elderly care costs.

From Your Industry| Nov 19, 2014

Towergate approached by buyer despite losses

Board brings in advisers to assess proposals made for group that owns advisory business and mortgage broker.

Analysis & Opinion
Family values rescuing the protection message

Jeff Prestridgeon| Nov 12, 2014

Family values rescuing the protection message

There is a ‘yawning gap’ in income protection, but the Seven Families campaign hopes to change this.

Lay down the protection foundations and then start thinking about saving for the future

Gill Cardyon| Oct 30, 2014

Dementia diagnosis cash to GPs should go elsewhere

Doctors have expressed outrage towards the proposed payment, deeming it unethical

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

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...

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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

Pru’s in and out approach to protection

Prudential needs to be careful: advisers have long memories and don’t like to be caught without protection.

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

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.

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.

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From Pensions| Nov 17, 2014

Aegon with-profits terminal bonus rates cut

Changes made due to increased solvency requirements and low interest rates increasing cost of maintaining guarantees.

Protection Products| Nov 17, 2014

Canada Life Group latest to pledge Seven Families support

Insurer now one of the twenty sponsors providing funding to support initiative.

Protection Products| Nov 17, 2014

Reliance launches ‘two-in-one’ online protection product

Provider claims its new insurance plan is the first of its kind to offer ‘two covers in one’ online.

From Pensions| Nov 14, 2014

10 things you need to know from this week’s news

Here we round up the 10 issues advisers should be aware from the week in news.

From Regulation| Nov 14, 2014

FCA finds insurance brokers failing to manage crime risk

Most small commercial insurance intermediaries failed to manage bribery and corruption risk.

Protection Products| Nov 14, 2014

Lloyds cuts protection advice ahead of intermediary relaunch

“Stand-alone” protection sales to be axed in a move the bank said reflects “reduced customer demand”.

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