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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 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”.

Oct 30, 2014

Protection surge mitigates Aviva annuity attrition

New protection business volumes up 36 per cent over the first nine months, offsetting decline elsewhere.

Oct 28, 2014

Engage Mutual rolls out adviser campaign

Friendly societies able to release up to £5,000 from life cover the day after death.

Sep 17, 2014

Zurich appoints director in UK Life business

Ms Huntington currently runs her own consultancy business and has 18 years worth of experience.

Sep 11, 2014

SunLife to offer ‘simplified’ life insurance via advisers

Direct to consumer insurer opens life insurance product to “select intermediated channels”.

Analysis & Opinion

Nov 20, 2014

Firing Line: Melanie McLaren

The Financial Reporting Council’s codes and standards director talks to Alison Steed about how she aims to repair the damage caused to the...

Austerity, the welfare state and protection insurance

Protection Products| Nov 18, 2014 |

Austerity, the welfare state and protection insurance

No doubt the next six months will see a range of confusions over who will do what and how.

Nov 05, 2014

Firing Line: Dean Lamble

Dean Lamble, managing director of SunLife, talks to Samantha Downes about the move from IT to financial services, and how he is on a mission to...

All change – the future of platforms

From Special Report: Platforms - November 2014| Nov 05, 2014

All change – the future of platforms

It will more likely be the unintended consequences of legislation rather than economics that transform the current platform model

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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.

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. Oct 30, 2014

    Work should be fun

  2. Ten unlikely protection sales aids
    Protection Products| Sep 24, 2014

    Ten unlikely protection sales aids

    In addition to much of the information provided by insurers there is another world of supplementary data out there.

  3. A fifth of over 50s expect to sell home to fund care
    Protection Products| Sep 10, 2014

    A fifth of over 50s expect to sell home to fund care

    Provider suggests innovation in retirement income solutions will be needed to close care gap.

  4. Traditional insurance model ‘on its last legs’
    Interview| Aug 27, 2014

    Traditional insurance model ‘on its last legs’

    Editor’s View: Hal Austin gives his verdict on what L&G’s exit means for the Association of British Insurers.

  5. Insurance industry stands by ABI after L&G exit
    From Your Industry| Aug 14, 2014

    Insurance industry stands by ABI after L&G exit

    Insurers back trade association to campaign on their behalf.

  6. Exeter improves underwriting for low risk workers
    Aug 13, 2014

    Exeter improves underwriting for low risk workers

    Firm has changed limits for low risk workers for applicants under the age of 46.

  7. Is the ABI’s influence on the wane?
    Ashley WassallonYour Industry| Aug 13, 2014

    Is the ABI’s influence on the wane?

    Not only was L&G the largest member firm, it was also once one of the association’s most trenchant supporters.

  8. Data reveal 15% fall in average HIV life assurance
    Aug 11, 2014

    Data reveal 15% fall in average HIV life assurance

    Average sum insured decreases yet there is a “rapid increase” in number of people taking out HIV products.

  9. Introducing the first product to receive ‘simple’ kitemark
    Aug 04, 2014

    Introducing the first product to receive ‘simple’ kitemark

    Barclays launches fixed life insurance cover, underwritten by Aviva.

  10. One-year ‘annuity’ props up LV sales in first half
    From Your Industry| Jul 28, 2014

    One-year ‘annuity’ props up LV sales in first half

    Company reports annuity sales increased to £232m from £176m the previous year, despite Budget reforms.

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