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Protection Products| 12:03

Lack of trust leads to ‘drastic’ lack of protection

Both small businesses and the self-employed suffer from a lack of understanding of benefits and payout rates.

From Your Industry| May 21, 2015

Advisers need to rework revenue models: Canada Life

As a result of both the indemnity commissions and the renewal commissions, Canada Life say advisers are losing out on revenue.

From Pensions| May 21, 2015

Aviva plans summer launch for ‘third way’ products

Firms finds blends of annuity and drawdown style products to be the most efficient way to move forward.

From Your Industry| May 19, 2015

Fos throws out eight in 10 annuity claims following surge

Proportion of adviser complaints has doubled in the last financial year, but total complaints are down.

From Your Industry| May 19, 2015

Not updating your website for smart phones will cost

Developing apps can be expensive, but experts say updates can bring benefits at a fraction of the cost.

From Your Industry| May 12, 2015

Another senior departure at Pru

Board member follows chief executive out the door.

Analysis & Opinion
New insurance Act keeps policyholders covered

Apr 16, 2015

New insurance Act keeps policyholders covered

Changes include requiring insured parties to make a ‘fair presentation of the risk’ to insurers.

10 things you probably don’t know about claims stats

Protection Products| Mar 31, 2015 |

10 things you probably don’t know about claims stats

It’s the spring, which means insurers are busy publishing their claims paid statistics.

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Adviser Guides

Guide to Family Income Benefit

Family income benefit is a type of life insurance that many feel does not get enough air time.

Special Reports

Protection Trends - March 2015

Policies are evolving, use of technology is growing and there is consensus on the need for more state support.

FTAdviser Blog

A new lease of life for employee benefits

Auto-enrolment is a nice example of the state staging a controlled exit from one of its roles in welfare provision.

FTAdviser Blog

Why another April change could cost you clients

Firms without mobile-ready sites will begin to be down-ranked by the dominant search provider.

Recent Articles
  1. Guide to Family Income Benefit
    From Training| May 14, 2015

    Guide to Family Income Benefit

    Family income benefit is a type of life insurance that many feel does not get enough air time.

  2. Network sees surge in protection business
    From Mortgages| May 01, 2015

    Network sees surge in protection business

    Mortgage and insurance network reports continued growth in protection activity and commission levels.

  3. A new lease of life for employee benefits

    A new lease of life for employee benefits

    Auto-enrolment is a nice example of the state staging a controlled exit from one of its roles in welfare provision.

  4. Further evidence of providers keeping schtum
    From Pensions| Apr 15, 2015

    Further evidence of providers keeping schtum

    Lack of pension provider contact in lead up to reforms has not stopped people informing themselves.

  5. Providers eye dual life-long-term protection cover
    Apr 13, 2015

    Providers eye dual life-long-term protection cover

    Innovation will increase the sale of protection, SJP’s divisional director says.

  6. Insurer refers 70% of callers to ‘second line of defence’
    From Pensions| Apr 09, 2015

    Insurer refers 70% of callers to ‘second line of defence’

    Varied requests across industry, but most cash-in callers confirmed as those with small pension pots.

  7. Friends Life pays out more CI in claims than life
    Protection Products| Apr 09, 2015

    Friends Life pays out more CI in claims than life

    Last year paid £122m in critical illness claims – £1m more than for life claims.

  8. Why another April change could cost you clients
    FTAdviser BlogonYour Industry| Apr 08, 2015

    Why another April change could cost you clients

    Firms without mobile-ready sites will begin to be down-ranked by the dominant search provider.

  9. Insurers keep schtum as pension outflow fears grow
    From Pensions| Apr 07, 2015

    Insurers keep schtum as pension outflow fears grow

    Providers tell FTAdviser they are only contacting those customers who are approaching retirement.

  10. Aviva shareholders approve acquisition of Friends Life
    From Your Industry| Mar 26, 2015

    Aviva shareholders approve acquisition of Friends Life

    In December last year, Aviva agreed to buy Friends Life in a deal worth £5.6bn

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