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Group life cover for Trust Pensions

Service from Canada Life can be set up online by advisers in less than five minutes

Jul 30, 2015

Bupa launches entry-level health insurance product

The new product is launched with the aim of meeting demand for more affordable healthcare.

From Pensions| Jul 28, 2015

Sales data show ‘investment guarantee’ demand: LV

Demand for fixed-term annuities will continue to grow, provider predicts.

Jul 21, 2015

Research adds weight to protection gap

One fifth of those without life insurance do not believe it is necessary and almost half said they could not afford it.

From Pensions| Jul 14, 2015

Partnership calculates enhanced annuity uplift of conditions

About 64 per cent said they would be more than happy to disclose a wide range of personal, financial and lifestyle data.

Jul 13, 2015

L&G offloads Egyptian insurance business

Move follows exit from Irish offshore arm earlier this month.

Analysis & Opinion
Measuring financial strength

Jul 29, 2015

Measuring financial strength

As market risks drive returns, investors tend to look for low-volatility products. Spriha Srivastava looks at the strength of with-profits companies.

Too Nish for Standard Life?

Jul 09, 2015

Too Nish for Standard Life?

Following chief executive David Nish’s announcement that he is to leave the company, it has rejected any suggestion of a rift

Ten things to add to your website to boost protection sales

Protection Products| Jul 07, 2015 |

Ten things to add to your website to boost protection sales

In today’s world your website is one way of giving clients access to additional information alongside the advice process.

Income protection: Protecting wealth

Protection Products| Jun 24, 2015 |

Income protection: Protecting wealth

It is one of the simplest forms of insurance, but income protection continues to be undersold. Charlotte Richards analyses how the market is...

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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. PRA placates insurers ahead of January solvency deadline
    Jul 10, 2015

    PRA placates insurers ahead of January solvency deadline

    Solvency II implementation is set for 1 January 2016 across Europe.

  2. Over 100,000 Equitable Life policyholders still missing
    From Pensions| Jun 25, 2015

    Over 100,000 Equitable Life policyholders still missing

    Government renews calls for Equitable Life policyholders to come forward.

  3. L&G pays out over 90% of all protection claims
    Protection Products| Jun 23, 2015

    L&G pays out over 90% of all protection claims

    Insurer says it paid out an average of £1.4m every day in 2014.

  4. Product review: Canada Life group life
    Review| Jun 19, 2015

    Product review: Canada Life group life

    Companies with fewer than 50 employees are now offered group life assurance through Canada Life.

  5. Jun 18, 2015

    Mystery Shopper: Canterbury

    Each week the mystery shopper seeks advice from independent and tied advisers in the UK. The aim is to find out whether advisers are delivering the...

  6. Life cover cancellations cost consumers £173m
    Jun 17, 2015

    Life cover cancellations cost consumers £173m

    More than 50,000 over-50s customers forced to waste £86m of life cover premiums last year.

  7. Controls criticised after cold caller claims L&G link
    Jun 16, 2015

    Controls criticised after cold caller claims L&G link

    Life insurance cold caller claiming to be an agent of insurance giant allegedly contravened rules.

  8. Brits overestimate life insurance cost by almost 400%
    Jun 15, 2015

    Brits overestimate life insurance cost by almost 400%

    Survey finds one in 10 would lose all or most of their monthly income if they were to become critically ill or die.

  9. Life cover misapprehension leads to protection gap: Sunlife
    Jun 02, 2015

    Life cover misapprehension leads to protection gap: Sunlife

    Average life cover payout falls £31,500 short of average outstanding mortgage.

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