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10:01

Aviva enhances critical illness cover

Changes come ahead of December deadline for implementation of the Association of British Insurer’s best practice for critical illness insurance.

09:01

OMW appoints LifeQuote head to lead protection strategy

Old Mutual Wealth says it has “ambitious plans” to grow its footprint in intermediated protection sales.

Life Assurance| Jul 30, 2015

Bupa launches entry-level health insurance product

The new product is launched with the aim of meeting demand for more affordable healthcare.

Jul 28, 2015

Pension freedoms blamed for care cap delay

Delay means uncertainty for consumers, but actually gives clarity for those advising on care insurance.

From Pensions| Jul 28, 2015

Sales data show ‘investment guarantee’ demand: LV

Demand for fixed-term annuities will continue to grow, provider predicts.

Life Assurance| Jul 21, 2015

Research adds weight to protection gap

One fifth of those without life insurance do not believe it is necessary and almost half said they could not afford it.

Analysis & Opinion
Mixing up protection

Jul 23, 2015

Mixing up protection

The recent launch of a CI/IP plan has stimulated debate about combining different products. Sam Barrett takes a look.

12:24

Aviva adds business protection to life product

Advisers can offer clients insurance against the death or criticial illness of key employees

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Adviser Guides

Guide to Immediate Needs Annuities

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

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 Family Income Benefit

Family income benefit is a type of life insurance that many feel does not get enough air time.

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 Group Income Protection

Getting people back to work is a top priority of employers.

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. Time for insurance to move into the future
    FTAdviser Blog| Jul 28, 2015

    Time for insurance to move into the future

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

  2. Taylor Swift is a lesson for us all
    FTAdviser Blog| Jul 21, 2015

    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.

  3. Fos accuses lenders of being too ‘tick-box’ on porting
    From Mortgages| Jul 21, 2015

    Fos accuses lenders of being too ‘tick-box’ on porting

    Mortgage complaints increase with an uphold rate of around a third.

  4. Consultancy ranks protection products and providers
    Jul 20, 2015

    Consultancy ranks protection products and providers

    Aviva, Bright Grey, LV and Scottish Provident come out top in both mortgage and life cover.

  5. ‘Expensive’ care cap reform delayed until 2020
    From Regulation| Jul 17, 2015

    ‘Expensive’ care cap reform delayed until 2020

    “Not surprising that this expensive proposal has been delayed,” Partnership says.

  6. Swiss Re partners with Backbase to offer protection online
    Jul 16, 2015

    Swiss Re partners with Backbase to offer protection online

    Swiss Re says the new platform will broaden their client capabilities in the life and health insurance market.

  7. Jul 15, 2015

    Mystery Shopper: York

    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...

  8. L&G launches second opinion service for protection
    Jul 15, 2015

    L&G launches second opinion service for protection

    Service to be included as standard on all new policies taken out from 29 June.

  9. Lifesearch chief slams insurers underwriting systems
    Jul 13, 2015

    Lifesearch chief slams insurers underwriting systems

    Providers praise move to simplify protection underwriting and sales process.

  10. Friends Life updates income protection proposition
    Jul 09, 2015

    Friends Life updates income protection proposition

    Changes made to make cover more attractive to consumers.

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