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Latest News

Aug 24, 2015

Providers urge advisers to help close protection gap

Research finds over 40 per cent of workers think they would last less than three months before running into financial difficulties.

Aug 24, 2015

Canada Life re-enters individual life market with four plans

New product range will initially only be available via Lifesearch.

From Your Industry| Aug 21, 2015

Exeter: 70% now benefiting from underwriting technology

Provider says new technology has “transformed how customers buy income protection”.

Aug 18, 2015

British Friendly hires LV protection boss

New appointment speaks of “ambitious plans” for growth.

Aug 17, 2015

Insurance pay-outs jump 11%: ABI

Statement of best practice has meant the share of declined claims has steadily fallen, trade body states.

Aug 14, 2015

Friends Life updates income benefit calculator

Aviva claims updates to Friends Life benefit calculator will make it a “positive experience for advisers.”

Analysis & Opinion
NHS concerns

Aug 21, 2015

NHS concerns

More people are now going private, with medical insurers trying to satisfy this new demand. Sam Barrett assesses the options.

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Adviser Guides

Guide to Income Protection with Medical Assistance

This guide will explore the different sort of medical assistance bolt-ons you will find attached to income protection policies these days.

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

Time for insurance to move into the future

The protection gap for mortality insurance in the UK alone is well over £2,000bn

Adviser Guides

Guide to Immediate Needs Annuities

Social care for the elderly in the UK is means-tested.

FTAdviser Blog

Taylor Swift is a lesson for us all

Global mortality underinsurance runs to around £13,500bn - that is a lot of new business waiting for the right company to crack the market.

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.

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.

Recent Articles
  1. 10 protection benefits that show value of advice
    13:41

    10 protection benefits that show value of advice

    Kevin Carr, chief executive of Protection Review, explains benefits even specialist advisers can overlook.

  2. 10 things you must know to advise those facing care
    From Pensions| 13:16

    10 things you must know to advise those facing care

    Small print and themes in the Care Act are likely to have an impact on care fees planning.

  3. Aug 26, 2015

    Mystery Shopper: Barnet

    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...

  4. Aegon wouldn’t say ‘no’ to big cash offer for Origen
    From Pensions| Aug 13, 2015

    Aegon wouldn’t say ‘no’ to big cash offer for Origen

    Tenet stake also up for grabs, although chief executive says provider is not proactively looking to sell.

  5. Cost of care exceeds average pension pot: LV
    From Pensions| Aug 13, 2015

    Cost of care exceeds average pension pot: LV

    Survey shows 22 per cent of adults said their parents sold their home to pay the bills in retirement.

  6. Unum adds elder care support to group risk policies
    Life Assurance| Aug 12, 2015

    Unum adds elder care support to group risk policies

    Employers wishing to offer support to their staff will also have access to other tools.

  7. VitalityLife sees protection sales jump 26%
    Aug 12, 2015

    VitalityLife sees protection sales jump 26%

    Eighth consecutive year the firm has grown its business protection sales.

  8. Partnership profits slip on falling new business premiums
    From Pensions| Aug 11, 2015

    Partnership profits slip on falling new business premiums

    Defined benefit bulk annuity deals go some way to making up for individual annuity sale falls.

  9. Zurich Life’s profit drops 17% on falling bond yields
    Life Assurance| Aug 06, 2015

    Zurich Life’s profit drops 17% on falling bond yields

    New business margin of 13.7% also down on the first half of 2014 by 1.2 percentage points.

  10. Guide to Income Protection with Medical Assistance
    From Training| Aug 05, 2015

    Guide to Income Protection with Medical Assistance

    This guide will explore the different sort of medical assistance bolt-ons you will find attached to income protection policies these days.

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