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Latest News

Nov 27, 2014

Advisers predict protection demand growth: Iress

Only 6 per cent expect to see demand decrease, compared to 22 per cent who foresee a significant increase.

Nov 27, 2014

Old Mutual gives heart to critical illness cover

Range of cover has been extended from 56 to 65 illnesses.

Nov 26, 2014

Friends Life denies ‘snooping’ on all protection claimants

Insurer denies claims that it requires full online checks on every claim or waiver of premium.

Nov 25, 2014

New protection comparison service from F&TRC

Advisers will be able to compare and contrast more easily

Nov 24, 2014

Seven Families bids to make IP freely available

Charity-backed campaign unveils more case studies.

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.”

Analysis & Opinion
Income protection and welfare reform

Nov 24, 2014

Income protection and welfare reform

Sam Barrett looks at an ABI report on the role income protection could play in future welfare reform.

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.

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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. Insurers highlight increased longevity issues
    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.

  2. Post-Pru Vitality launches three new products
    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.

  3. Canada Life Group latest to pledge Seven Families support
    Nov 17, 2014

    Canada Life Group latest to pledge Seven Families support

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

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

  5. 10 things you need to know from this week’s news
    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.

  6. 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”.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

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