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From Pensions| Jun 25, 2015

Over 100,000 Equitable Life policyholders still missing

Government renews calls for Equitable Life policyholders to come forward.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Jun 02, 2015

Life cover misapprehension leads to protection gap: Sunlife

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

Analysis & Opinion
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...

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.

Five ways to grow your protection business

Protection Products| Jun 02, 2015 |

Five ways to grow your protection business

It’s also a time consuming job to keep up with every new initiative and proposition on offer.

More on Life Assurance
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. 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...

  2. Protection launch as small firm pension push begins
    Jun 01, 2015

    Protection launch as small firm pension push begins

    Firm looks to grow group life market by 1 per cent on back of sub-50 employee phase of auto-enrolment.

  3. Lack of trust leads to ‘drastic’ lack of protection
    Protection Products| May 28, 2015

    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.

  4. Advisers need to rework revenue models: Canada Life
    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.

  5. Aviva plans summer launch for ‘third way’ products
    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.

  6. Fos throws out eight in 10 annuity claims following surge
    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.

  7. Not updating your website for smart phones will cost
    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.

  8. 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.

  9. Another senior departure at Pru
    From Your Industry| May 12, 2015

    Another senior departure at Pru

    Board member follows chief executive out the door.

  10. 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.

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