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Sep 11, 2014

SunLife to offer ‘simplified’ life insurance via advisers

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

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.

From Your Industry| Aug 14, 2014

Insurance industry stands by ABI after L&G exit

Insurers back trade association to campaign on their behalf.

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.

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.

Aug 04, 2014

Introducing the first product to receive ‘simple’ kitemark

Barclays launches fixed life insurance cover, underwritten by Aviva.

Analysis & Opinion
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.

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.

10 different types of life insurance

Jul 23, 2014 |

10 different types of life insurance

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

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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. 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.

  2. Zurich launches ‘whole of life’ cover online
    Jul 17, 2014

    Zurich launches ‘whole of life’ cover online

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

  3. 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...

  4. 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.

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

  6. 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...

  7. Aegon: 43% of women have protection in place
    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.

  8. Engage updates funeral calculator
    Jul 02, 2014

    Engage updates funeral calculator

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

  9. Bank predicts Budget will force insurers to merge
    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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