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Protection Products| 15:12

Friends Life offers 24 hour carer support service

Qualified counsellors will be made available to carers who take out protection cover.

Aug 26, 2015

Axa to sell businesses

Tough market forces Axa Group put divisions up for sale

Protection Products| Aug 17, 2015

Insurance pay-outs jump 11%: ABI

Statement of best practice has meant the share of declined claims has steadily fallen, trade body states.

Aug 12, 2015

Unum adds elder care support to group risk policies

Employers wishing to offer support to their staff will also have access to other tools.

Aug 06, 2015

Zurich Life’s profit drops 17% on falling bond yields

New business margin of 13.7% also down on the first half of 2014 by 1.2 percentage points.

Aug 05, 2015

L&G doubles lifetime mortgages new business target

L&G’s operating profit rose 18 per cent on a year ago to £750m in the six months to the end of June.

Analysis & Opinion
10 things you must know to advise those facing care

From Pensions| Aug 27, 2015 |

10 things you must know to advise those facing care

Small print and themes in the Care Act are likely to have an impact on care fees planning.

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

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Adviser Guides

Guide to Income Protection with Medical Assistance

This guide will explore the different sort of medical assistance bolt-ons you will find attached to income protection policies these days.

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.

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.

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. 10 protection benefits that show value of advice
    Protection Products| Aug 27, 2015

    10 protection benefits that show value of advice

    Kevin Carr, chief executive of Protection Review, explains benefits even specialist advisers can overlook.

  2. Guide to Income Protection with Medical Assistance
    From Training| Aug 05, 2015

    Guide to Income Protection with Medical Assistance

    This guide will explore the different sort of medical assistance bolt-ons you will find attached to income protection policies these days.

  3. Group life cover for Trust Pensions
    Aug 03, 2015

    Group life cover for Trust Pensions

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

  4. Bupa launches entry-level health insurance product
    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.

  5. Sales data show ‘investment guarantee’ demand: LV
    From Pensions| Jul 28, 2015

    Sales data show ‘investment guarantee’ demand: LV

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

  6. Research adds weight to protection gap
    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.

  7. Partnership calculates enhanced annuity uplift of conditions
    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.

  8. L&G offloads Egyptian insurance business
    Jul 13, 2015

    L&G offloads Egyptian insurance business

    Move follows exit from Irish offshore arm earlier this month.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

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