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From Regulation| Mar 26, 2015

Key themes in the FCA retirement income market study

Responses to criticisms and promises of new requirements for providers revealed from within report.

Mar 25, 2015

‘Drawdown will create demand for life insurance’

People need new ways to protect their retirement income

From Regulation| Mar 24, 2015

Adviser fears over pension advice as FCA sets out reviews

Business plan also sets out who will lead the two divisions created within the regulator.

From Your Industry| Mar 19, 2015

OM Wealth hires Openwork CEO for distribution role

Departing chief executive replaced by current managing director.

From Investments| Mar 19, 2015

10 key takeaways from the final pre-election Budget

Chancellor’s wide-ranging speech and accompanying documents raise many talking points.

Mar 19, 2015

Phoenix uncertain about capital requirements cash hit

Life fund consolidator raises concerns about possible hit on future cash generation.

Analysis & Opinion
Thiam’s legacy

Mar 26, 2015

Thiam’s legacy

How will the strategies of the Prudential’s chief executive pan out after he has left to join Credit Suisse

From Special Report: Trends in Protection - March 2015| Mar 09, 2015

Experts’ post-election protection wish lists

Autoi-enrolment-style ‘soft compulsion’ and tax incentives two key areas where industry would like action.

From Special Report: Trends in Protection - March 2015| Mar 09, 2015

How technology is changing the sector for the better

Those not embracing the trend towards technological integration could quickly be left behind.

Recent Articles
  1. 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

  2. L&G warns advisers of IHT trust benefits
    Mar 16, 2015

    L&G warns advisers of IHT trust benefits

    Group launches online hub to help IFAs set up trusts for protection policy holders.

  3. Canada Life adds trust option to life assurance
    Mar 16, 2015

    Canada Life adds trust option to life assurance

    Small employers are now able to arrange cover without arranging a stand-alone trust of their own.

  4. LV’s top five pension queries from clients
    From Pensions| Mar 12, 2015

    LV’s top five pension queries from clients

    Firm’s findings back regulatory initiatives to bring in ‘second line of defence’.

  5. Friends Life launches ‘first protection of its kind’
    Protection Products| Mar 12, 2015

    Friends Life launches ‘first protection of its kind’

    Provider says the product is a UK exclusive and others will be hard pushed to copy it.

  6. LV profits slide on enhanced annuities hit
    From Pensions| Mar 11, 2015

    LV profits slide on enhanced annuities hit

    Protection, equity release and heritage businesses helped partially offset Budget impact on annuity volumes.

  7. Pru profits propped up by bulk annuity sales
    Mar 10, 2015

    Pru profits propped up by bulk annuity sales

    Group announces departure of group chief executive as Tidjane Thiam moves on to Credit Suisse.

  8. Protection Trends - March 2015
    From Our Publications| Mar 09, 2015

    Protection Trends - March 2015

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

  9. From Special Report: Trends in Protection - March 2015| Mar 09, 2015

    Protection has evolved, so why aren’t sales surging?

    Shock tactics, not product innovation, is the only way insurance sales will pick up, says Alan Lakey.

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