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From Pensions| Jan 22, 2015

Annuity decline to undermine insurer investment billions

One provider says move represents another instance of “non-joined-up thinking”.

Protection Products| Jan 21, 2015

Industry calls for protection quotation process shake-up

Needless hurdles in existing quotation system puts many advisers off protection insurance, says provider.

Jan 20, 2015

CBI: Life insurance companies could struggle for profits

A survey by the CBI shows rising costs in the life insurance sector have led to profits falling.

From Investments| Jan 15, 2015

Funeral cost expectation mismatch revealed

Sixteen per cent saying they were “shocked” by how expensive funerals are.

Jan 02, 2015

Life insurer’s monster advert ‘not too scary for kids’

Advertising authority says it was clear man featured in the advert was in “no way afraid of” the monster.

From Mortgages| Dec 29, 2014

Potential rate rise accelerates mortgage fears: Aviva

Rates of protection insurance also increase along with rates of monthly saving.

Analysis & Opinion
Protection insight: Life insurance

Jan 23, 2015

Protection insight: Life insurance

A difficult conversation to start, but life insurance could be the most important thing you ever buy. Charlotte Richards looks at the market.

Is this the start of a new era for protection?

Protection Products| Jan 20, 2015 |

Is this the start of a new era for protection?

Launch of a new hybrid life and care protection insurance plan could be the start of a new era for care planning.

Dec 04, 2014

The dark knight

Uncertainty about future demand, concerns about the global recovery and changes in regulation have cast a long shadow over the UK financial...

Recent Articles
  1. L&G reshapes businesses in wake of CEO departure
    Nov 28, 2014

    L&G reshapes businesses in wake of CEO departure

    Insurance, corporate and savings divisions see changes in leadership to reflect new customer focus.

  2. From Special Report: Financial Adviser Service Awards - November 2014| Nov 26, 2014

    Company of the Year: Advisory firms are not all the same

    Royal London Group wins our top service awards accolade: Company of the Year, 2014

  3. Insurers highlight increased longevity issues
    Nov 20, 2014

    Insurers highlight increased longevity issues

    Official statistics show life expectancy for those aged 65 has increased by almost two years over the last decade.

  4. Nov 20, 2014

    Firing Line: Melanie McLaren

    The Financial Reporting Council’s codes and standards director talks to Alison Steed about how she aims to repair the damage caused to the...

  5. Austerity, the welfare state and protection insurance
    Protection Products| Nov 18, 2014

    Austerity, the welfare state and protection insurance

    No doubt the next six months will see a range of confusions over who will do what and how.

  6. Lloyds cuts protection advice ahead of intermediary relaunch
    Protection Products| Nov 14, 2014

    Lloyds cuts protection advice ahead of intermediary relaunch

    “Stand-alone” protection sales to be axed in a move the bank said reflects “reduced customer demand”.

  7. Nov 05, 2014

    Firing Line: Dean Lamble

    Dean Lamble, managing director of SunLife, talks to Samantha Downes about the move from IT to financial services, and how he is on a mission to...

  8. All change – the future of platforms
    From Special Report: Platforms - November 2014| Nov 05, 2014

    All change – the future of platforms

    It will more likely be the unintended consequences of legislation rather than economics that transform the current platform model

  9. Oct 30, 2014

    Work should be fun

  10. Protection surge mitigates Aviva annuity attrition
    Oct 30, 2014

    Protection surge mitigates Aviva annuity attrition

    New protection business volumes up 36 per cent over the first nine months, offsetting decline elsewhere.

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