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Apr 14, 2014

Aviva enhances heart attack definition for CI cover

During 2013 Aviva paid out more than £14m to critical illness customers who had suffered a heart attack.

From Investments| Apr 11, 2014

ABI and IMA merger to form new investment trade body

ABI to continue representing insurers while ‘voting information service’ becomes part of IMA.

Apr 09, 2014

LV makes changes to critical illness cover

Protection provider says changes to critical illness cover make it even easier for customers to claim.

From Regulation| Apr 08, 2014

ABI bemoans scatter gun regulation in wake of FCA blunder

Changes in market will be more effective if all parties pulling in the same direction, ABI chairman argues.

Apr 08, 2014

Friends Life changes group protection online system

Insurer says adviser feedback drove latest group protection enhancements.

From Your Industry| Apr 07, 2014

Zurich launches adviser protection website

Easy access to service areas and instant access to documents and support material cited as important for advisers.

Analysis & Opinion

Mar 27, 2014

How critical is critical illness?

It is a matter of some concern to me that we as an industry spend a lot more time focusing on critical illness than we do on income protection. I...

Innovation is key to healthy PMI future

Mar 27, 2014

Innovation is key to healthy PMI future

It is fair to say there has been very little genuine innovation in the health insurance market over the last 10 years, with many providers...

10 reasons advisers should look at health cash plans

Mar 25, 2014 |

10 reasons advisers should look at health cash plans

Cash plans have proved popular with employers, but advisers often do not give them consideration.

Critical confusion

Mar 24, 2014

Critical confusion

As insurers compete to offer the most comprehensive critical illness insurance product, the number of ABI+ definitions has ballooned. But, with so...

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Adviser Guides

Guide to Selling Income Protection

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

Special Reports

Protection and IHT - December 2013

Many advisers are aware of protection products but not all of them use them as a priority.

FTAdviser Blog

No commission, new bias: MPs’ verdict on £3bn RDR

Week in Brief: Treasury Committee grills Mr Wheatley over RDR consequences, questions over ‘no cost’ advice.

Adviser Guides

Guide to Funding Long-term Care

It is all too easy for people to ignore care costs until they are faced with the reality of paying for care for themselves or a loved one.

FTAdviser Blog

Insurers squirm while FCA proposes fee shake-up

Week in Brief: Big news on regulation costs, while advisers are encouraged to stand up to CMCs and the ombudsman contemplates insurers’ difficult...

Adviser Guides

Guide to Family Protection

Most families would have to cut costs to survive in the event of the main breadwinner falling ill or dying prematurely.

Opinion

The mystery of income protection

If income protection is so important, why do no young people know it exists?

Recent Articles
  1. Guide to Selling Income Protection
    From Training| Apr 08, 2014

    Guide to Selling Income Protection

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

  2. SimplyBiz launches online Protection Academy
    Apr 07, 2014

    SimplyBiz launches online Protection Academy

    Protection can be a “very profitable revenue stream for advisers”, head of business academy says.

  3. Guide to Funding Long-term Care
    From Training| Apr 03, 2014

    Guide to Funding Long-term Care

    It is all too easy for people to ignore care costs until they are faced with the reality of paying for care for themselves or a loved one.

  4. British Friendly starts instant acceptance process
    Apr 03, 2014

    British Friendly starts instant acceptance process

    Low-risk customers can be approved online without further underwriting with new online system.

  5. Wesleyan new business drop on lifetime allowance cut
    From Your Industry| Apr 02, 2014

    Wesleyan new business drop on lifetime allowance cut

    Lowered lifetime allowance and lacklustre Isa sales undid ground gained in general insurance arm.

  6. LV blames tax changes, gender rules for sales fall
    Mar 31, 2014

    LV blames tax changes, gender rules for sales fall

    Operating profit up despite lagging new business in retirement and protection.

  7. Paradigm launches protection proposition
    Mar 27, 2014

    Paradigm launches protection proposition

    Commission terms will compete “exceptionally well” with other providers, company claims.

  8. Zurich launches ‘first for the industry’ protection app
    Mar 26, 2014

    Zurich launches ‘first for the industry’ protection app

    Research centre boss says new mobile app “delivers excellent functionality to advisers and paraplanners”.

  9. LV follows Aviva with full protection conversion
    Mar 25, 2014

    LV follows Aviva with full protection conversion

    Changes make it easier for advisers to guage when clients are eligible for payouts, firm says.

  10. Adviser trade body warns FCA on ‘clone’ lead firms
    From Your Industry| Mar 24, 2014

    Adviser trade body warns FCA on ‘clone’ lead firms

    Unauthorised lead generation firms using names of legitimate firms, association warns.

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