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Nov 20, 2014

Rebranded VitalityLife claims rivals should follow lead

Boss says “it is hard for me to say what our competitors are going to do.”

Life Assurance| 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.

Nov 20, 2014

Post-Pru Vitality launches three new products

New products include a short-term income protection product, care cover and combined life and mortgage incapacity cover.

Nov 17, 2014

Canada Life Group latest to pledge Seven Families support

Insurer now one of the twenty sponsors providing funding to support initiative.

Nov 17, 2014

Reliance launches ‘two-in-one’ online protection product

Provider claims its new insurance plan is the first of its kind to offer ‘two covers in one’ online.

From Pensions| Nov 14, 2014

10 things you need to know from this week’s news

Here we round up the 10 issues advisers should be aware from the week in news.

Analysis & Opinion
Austerity, the welfare state and protection insurance

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.

STIP claims

Oct 29, 2014

STIP claims

The publication of stats has helped give consumer’s peace of mind about products. Sam Barrett asks if it will be the same for short term IP plans.

Bridging the CIC protection gap

Oct 09, 2014

Bridging the CIC protection gap

We should act to remedy the fact that too few people are taking out critical illness cover

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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

Pru’s in and out approach to protection

Prudential needs to be careful: advisers have long memories and don’t like to be caught without protection.

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

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.

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.

Recent Articles
  1. Lloyds cuts protection advice ahead of intermediary relaunch
    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”.

  2. Lloyds: CI policy ‘too complex to explain’
    Nov 13, 2014

    Lloyds: CI policy ‘too complex to explain’

    Lloyds has admits it didn’t explain the differences between an existing and new insurance policy to a client.

  3. L&G joins call for ‘auto-enrolment’ protection push
    Nov 11, 2014

    L&G joins call for ‘auto-enrolment’ protection push

    Intervention comes in response to ABI’s head of protection citing shortcomings of welfare.

  4. Protection providers deny social media snooping
    Nov 10, 2014

    Protection providers deny social media snooping

    Insurers claim looking at online profiles is a last resort for looking into suspicious circumstances surrounding claims.

  5. Pru’s in and out approach to protection
    FTAdviser Blog| Nov 10, 2014

    Pru’s in and out approach to protection

    Prudential needs to be careful: advisers have long memories and don’t like to be caught without protection.

  6. Pru opens door for relaunch of in-house protection arm
    Nov 10, 2014

    Pru opens door for relaunch of in-house protection arm

    Pruhealth and Pruprotect rebrand as Vitality Health and Vitality Life after Pru offloads £155m stake.

  7. Second beneficiary for Seven Families campaign confirmed
    Nov 10, 2014

    Second beneficiary for Seven Families campaign confirmed

    Protection industry backers will provide one year’s financial support to those unable to work through ill health or accident.

  8. Whiplash IT system in the pipeline
    Nov 07, 2014

    Whiplash IT system in the pipeline

    The Association of British Insurers has said a new IT system to stamp out fraud is making progress.

  9. 10 things advisers need to know this week
    From Your Industry| Nov 07, 2014

    10 things advisers need to know this week

    Week in Brief: Scot Wids protection won’t pay, Webb won’t compel, and trail removal won’t force exits.

  10. Protection policies now available on Transact platform
    Nov 05, 2014

    Protection policies now available on Transact platform

    Thirty firms will have access to term life insurance, with full market access expected next year.

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