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Life Assurance| 13:12

10 different types of life insurance

The UK offers some of the lowest cost life insurance in the world, although sales are falling.

Protection Products| Jul 21, 2014

Insurance Bill to usher in a ‘modern legal regime’

Changes to the 100-year old legislation on insurance contracts aim to improve transparency

Life Assurance| Jul 17, 2014

Zurich launches ‘whole of life’ cover online

Launch follows earlier research showing advisers have an appetite for online business.

Protection Products| Jul 16, 2014

Third of families have less than £500 in savings: Aviva

Lack of savings figure rises phenomenally among single parents and those who are divorced, widowed or separated.

Protection Products| Jul 10, 2014

‘More needs to be done to fill insurance gaps’

The protection industry continues to have an issue with trust,Tomasz Krzewina has said.

Life Assurance| Jul 10, 2014

Solvency II is a ‘necessary evil’ for insurers: survey

Just 6 per cent of respondents to a Grant Thornton survey believe the costs of Solvency II are ‘reasonable’.

Protection Products| Jul 09, 2014

Aegon: 43% of women have protection in place

“Clear disconnect between the peace of mind of protecting our most pressing priorities and our behaviour as a consumer”, provider says.

Analysis & Opinion
Mixed response greets SME initiatives

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.

There was not much else to give aspiring small business owners any confidence that the government has their best interests at heart.

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.

Insurance| Sep 25, 2013

How has the gender directive shaken up the market?

Gender update: The EU gender directive in 2012 was a big shake-up to the market. Sam Barrett examines how the industry has responded.

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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.

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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.

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?

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I hate over-regulation, but support protection compulsion

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

Adviser Guides

Guide to Selling Income Protection

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

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No commission, new bias: MPs’ verdict on £3bn RDR

Week in Brief: Treasury Committee grills Mr Wheatley over RDR consequences, questions over ‘no cost’ advice.

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Protection Products| Jul 09, 2014

Friends Life rolls out critical illness support service

The service is provided by rehabilitation firm Working Towards Wellbeing.

Protection Products| Jul 07, 2014

Aviva pays out £12.9m in income protection claims

Mental health conditions were the most common reason for claims accounting for 31 per cent of claims.

Protection Products| Jul 04, 2014

Half of UK mortgages at risk due to protection gap

Nearly 60 per cent of UK residents would rely on savings to cover mortgage repayments if they couldn’t work

Protection Products| Jul 03, 2014

Swiss Re buys in China, Zurich sells in Russia

A pair of divergent emerging market deals have just been announced by two of Europe’s top insurers.

Life Assurance| Jul 02, 2014

Engage updates funeral calculator

Online service shows funeral costs in London are more than double that of Northern Ireland.

Life Assurance| Jul 02, 2014

Bank predicts Budget will force insurers to merge

Annuity sales will be permanently and significantly reduced in the future forcing a shake-up of business models, Bank of England predicts.

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