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Apr 03, 2014

Protection may help offset IHT risk from Budget changes

Advisers may turn to the protection industry to help mitigate inheritance tax issues for clients who intend to use pensions freedom given in the...

Apr 03, 2014

Advisers warn GPs could face legal action over delays

One adviser says client facing a five-month delay because the GP had not responded to policy application.

From Pensions| Apr 01, 2014

Royal London profits soar following Co-op purchase

Changes made to Royal London improved the provider’s ability to deliver the best experiences and outcomes for advisers, bosses say.

From Investments| Mar 18, 2014

Budget 2014: As it happened

All the announcements from this year’s Budget speech - including a surprise simplification package for pensions.

Protection Products| Mar 06, 2014

Skandia pays 96% of CI claims in 2013

More than three-quarters of payouts due to cancer, heart attack or stroke.

From Your Industry| Mar 04, 2014

Adviser turns to crowdfunding to fund cancer treatment

Adviser shortlisted for Protection Review’s small intermediary award has raised £23,000 to fight cancer for a third time.

Analysis & Opinion
Mixed response to Resolution re-brand

Apr 03, 2014

Mixed response to Resolution re-brand

Buried within its annual financial performance results was news that Resolution, the ‘zombie’ life insurance consolidator, had changed its name to...

Recent Articles
  1. Aegon CI claims payouts reach £33m
    Mar 03, 2014

    Aegon CI claims payouts reach £33m

    Critical illness payout amount for 2013 represents an increase of 37 per cent compared with 2012, insurer says.

  2. Rothesay Life buys MetLife Assurance
    From Pensions| Feb 18, 2014

    Rothesay Life buys MetLife Assurance

    Rothesay now the UK’s biggest DB de-risker, company claims.

  3. Cable backs personal insurance mis-selling probe
    Jan 30, 2014

    Cable backs personal insurance mis-selling probe

    Vince Cable, Liberal Democrat MP for Twickenham and business secretary, said he will back a government inquiry into allegations of personal...

  4. LifeQuote launches critical illness comparison tool
    Jan 23, 2014

    LifeQuote launches critical illness comparison tool

    LifeQuote has launched a critical illness tool on Quote Plus to help advisers make more informed protection choices for their clients.

  5. CC unveils plans to improve private healthcare
    Jan 22, 2014

    CC unveils plans to improve private healthcare

    The Care Commission has unveiled a range of provisional measures to improve the quality of private healthcare for PMI policyholders and reduce...

  6. L&G pilots client contact scheme for insurance policies
    Jan 16, 2014

    L&G pilots client contact scheme for insurance policies

    Advisers kept informed when clients decide to commence policies, insurer assures.

  7. Skandia enhances IHT offering
    Jan 16, 2014

    Skandia enhances IHT offering

    New joint life last death rates present more flexible option to typical guaranteed premium whole of life cover plans, Skandia claims.

  8. Zurich launches platform investment-linked life cover
    Dec 12, 2013

    Zurich launches platform investment-linked life cover

    Insurer claims to only UK provider to offer a simple investment-linked life insurance policy on a platform.

  9. Aviva scraps 18-month terminal illness exclusion
    Dec 09, 2013

    Aviva scraps 18-month terminal illness exclusion

    Previously customers could not claim terminal illness benefit in the last year and a half of their plan.

  10. Scottish Widows’ Lord Blackwell to take Lloyds chair
    From Your Industry| Dec 02, 2013

    Scottish Widows’ Lord Blackwell to take Lloyds chair

    Scottish Widows chairman to replace retiring Sir Winfried Bischoff from April 2014.

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