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Jul 17, 2014

Zurich launches ‘whole of life’ cover online

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

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.

Jul 02, 2014

Engage updates funeral calculator

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

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.

From Your Industry| Jun 27, 2014

Personal Touch to offer advisers free use of quotes service

The life assurance quotes service will form part of the MortgageKeeper system.

Analysis & Opinion
Editor’s View: Long-term care products reviewed

InterviewfromPensions| Jul 16, 2014

Editor’s View: Long-term care products reviewed

Long-term care market has been beset by botched legislation, says Money Management editor.

Interview| Jul 09, 2014

Firing Line: Vincent Bodnar

Melanie Tringham talks to the director of Towers Watson about how he reckons that the UK isn’t as averse to welcoming the idea of long-term care...

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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

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?

Recent Articles
  1. Jul 17, 2014

    Mystery Shopper: Brighton & Hove

    The shopper is looking to take out a life insurance policy. She has two young children and her husband is an IT consultant and she is a part-time...

  2. PPI scandal has negatively impacted sales

    PPI scandal has negatively impacted sales

    PPI has become one of the most costly scandals in history, with redress figures that are in the billions.

  3. Protecting the gaps in financial planning

    Protecting the gaps in financial planning

    Numerous advisers swear by protection, but where does it sit when developing a financial plan?

  4. Selling Protection - June 2014
    From Our Publications| Jun 30, 2014

    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.

  5. Protection and technology: closing the gap

    Protection and technology: closing the gap

    There has always been something of a tension between advisers and technology.

  6. Scottish Widows confirms re-entry to adviser market
    Protection Products| Jun 26, 2014

    Scottish Widows confirms re-entry to adviser market

    Top three manufacturer by volume currently distributes exclusively through Lloyds Banking Group branches.

  7. Guide to Divorce and Protection
    From Training| Jun 12, 2014

    Guide to Divorce and Protection

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

  8. Are IFAs becoming the exclusive preserve of the rich?
    FTAdviser BlogonYour Industry| Jun 06, 2014

    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.

  9. From Your Industry| Jun 05, 2014

    Online initiatives are the best way to advise young...

    The lack of financial planning achieved by younger generations can only be addressed by catering to their online needs, Roy Durrant has claimed

  10. From Special Report: Protection Gap - June 2014| Jun 04, 2014

    Income protection: The unloved policy

    CI policies sold as a rider benefit alongside mortgage protection make up 80 per cent of protection sales.

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