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Protection Products| Dec 22, 2014

Friends Life warns of claims data consequences

Provider level claims reporting risks misleading consumers as headline figures do not give the whole story.

Insurance| Dec 22, 2014

Family and Engage approve merger

Deal, expected to complete in next six months, will create one of the UK’s largest mutuals.

From Your Industry| Dec 19, 2014

LV agrees takeover of Teachers Assurance

Provider says transaction will add to existing customer and member base of 5.5m.

Protection Products| Dec 17, 2014

ABI clarifies partial payments in latest CI code

Additional and partial payments differentiated based on the effect on the sum assured.

From Regulation| Dec 16, 2014

‘One rule for the FCA, one for regulated firms’

Recently departed director of spervision brought in for scrutiny over life insurance blunder.

Protection Products| Dec 12, 2014

Industry calls for further protection awareness initiatives

Providers see increase in protection sales due to consumer awareness.

From Your Industry| Dec 11, 2014

Advisers back inheritance tax reform: OM Wealth

Survey also finds support for simplified protection products and expectations of further pensions reform in the next parliament.

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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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

Four things I learned from damning FCA report

Law firm admonishes senior staff and demands better internal controls for price sensitive information.

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.

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.

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From Regulation| Dec 11, 2014

‘No FCA member is personally to blame for debacle’

Questions raised on whether further action should be taken into regulator’s bungled pre-briefing on life insurance review.

Protection Products| Dec 09, 2014

Employees unaware of workplace benefits: Friends Life

Provider puts onus on employers to help plug at least part of the protection gap.

From Your Industry| Dec 08, 2014

Jelf sees revenues rise by an annual 8.4%

Adviser productivity in the financial planning business also rose 8.4 per cent to the end of September.

Insurance| Dec 05, 2014

PRA chief mulls use of bank special resolution powers

Application of tools outside of normal insolvency law to insurers is considered.

From Regulation| Dec 04, 2014

Autumn Statement: Eight things you may have missed

Cuts across the board show FTAdviser’s sister title Financial Times research to be wholly accurate.

Insurance| Dec 04, 2014

Health plan provider to launch new product benefits

Updates include employee assistance and virtual GP consultations.

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