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Latest News

Sep 19, 2014

Protection comparison software to tackle difficulties

UnderwriteMe boss claims adoption of his softwawre by insurers should make buying process easier.

Sep 17, 2014

Openwork buys Metlife’s 930-strong protection network

Network set to should complete transfer of self-employed sales advisers and MetLife staff by start of November.

Sep 10, 2014

A fifth of over 50s expect to sell home to fund care

Provider suggests innovation in retirement income solutions will be needed to close care gap.

Sep 05, 2014

Exeter Friendly updates underwriting technology

New system enables immediate underwriting decisions.

Sep 05, 2014

Zurich extends critical illness maximum

Move made on the back of adviser and customer demand, as mortgage terms increase.

Sep 03, 2014

Pru protection brand profit boost after single-tie shift

Overall premiums and revenue up by 14 per cent to £480.5m.

Analysis & Opinion

Aug 28, 2014

Advisers not up to date enough on protection planning cover

IFAs need to update their knowledge of protection planning

InterviewfromMortgages| Aug 13, 2014

Firing Line: Gemma Harle

The London market must be treated differently as 60 per cent of property in the capital is purchased with cash, MD says.

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Adviser Guides

Guide to Divorce and Protection

Many people who are divorcing will deliberate over housing arrangements, maintenance payments and pensions.

Special Reports

Selling Protection - June 2014

The protection gap has widened in the last decade and the Mortgage Market Review has prompted concerns sales will continue to plummet.

FTAdviser Blog

How the FCA saved smaller Sipps - or at least some of them

Week in Brief: Sipps cap ad confirmed, first simplified product launched and Sesame reveals all is still not well.

Adviser Guides

Guide to Business Protection

Any business is only as strong as the people behind it.

Special Reports

Protection Gap - June 2014

It has become a truism that we are under-protected in the UK, but what can we do to address the issue?

FTAdviser Blog

Are IFAs becoming the exclusive preserve of the rich?

Week in Brief: Barclays report suggests minimum client pot up to £150,000, while debate rages over fees.

Adviser Guides

Guide to Selling Income Protection

Anyone who is working should consider how they would manage financially if they were unable to work.

FTAdviser Blog

I hate over-regulation, but support protection compulsion

The government should be truly ashamed of the nation’s protection void.

Recent Articles
  1. Apps could monitor clients and dictate premiums
    Sep 02, 2014

    Apps could monitor clients and dictate premiums

    Discounts could be available for customers willing to adopt “wearable technology”, providers admit.

  2. Three-quarters of families now have no protection
    Aug 29, 2014

    Three-quarters of families now have no protection

    Provider urges industry to help educate people on the importance of financial protection.

  3. Aug 28, 2014

    Direct Life sets up ‘buy now’ facility for IFAs and...

    Industry experts give their opinions on Direct Life’s life insurance comparison service

  4. Care funders plan spending spree to force state to step in
    Aug 19, 2014

    Care funders plan spending spree to force state to step in

    Around 61 per cent of over-45s confused about how the care system works.

  5. Friends Life cites FCA rules for LTC product torpor
    Aug 18, 2014

    Friends Life cites FCA rules for LTC product torpor

    Two providers tell FTAdviser they are not in the market for long-term care product innovation.

  6. Stonebridge protection push extends CIExpert to advisers
    Aug 18, 2014

    Stonebridge protection push extends CIExpert to advisers

    Online critical illness tools extended to network’s advisers.

  7. LV promotes protection business director
    From Your Industry| Aug 18, 2014

    LV promotes protection business director

    Ex-Aviva Health protection head moves up from life and pensions finance and commercial director position at LV.

  8. Cirencester Friendly’s MEI welcomed all round
    Aug 15, 2014

    Cirencester Friendly’s MEI welcomed all round

    Industry experts give their opinions on Cirencester Friendly’s My Earnings Insurance

  9. More confidence in explaining physics than annuities
    From Pensions| Aug 15, 2014

    More confidence in explaining physics than annuities

    People happier to explain particle physics or the existence of ghosts than income drawdown or annuities.

  10. Insurance industry stands by ABI after L&G exit
    From Your Industry| Aug 14, 2014

    Insurance industry stands by ABI after L&G exit

    Insurers back trade association to campaign on their behalf.

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