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Aegon launches IHT-targeted whole of life policy

20 October 2014 9:34 am | By Devraj Ray

Policy is placed in trust at application, exempting any payout from IHT liability.

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LV= protection head Mark Jones exits

9 October 2014 3:30 pm | By Tessa Norman

Jones steps down after four years with the provider. 


PRA to raise annuity FSCS compensation limit

7 October 2014 9:33 am | By Tom Selby

The Prudential Regulation Authority has set out plans to raise the FSCS compensation limit for annuities to 100 per cent of the fund.

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Ryan Direct Group set to buy Assurant Intermediary

6 October 2014 9:47 am | By Devraj Ray

Deal expected to complete later this year.

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Richard Verdin: Insurers in the direct and digital age

16 October 2014

Direct, digital and data are the three words at the forefront of chief executives’ minds.

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Roy McLoughlin: Aligning the needs of insurers and advisers

29 September 2014

Joining British Friendly as a non-executive director is an exciting opportunity and I write this as I prepare for my first board meeting.


Tom Baigrie: Change is being obstructed by vested interests

26 September 2014

The key to simplifying applications is to ensure the quote given is the real one, not one just for the perfectly healthy.

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Should the ABI publish claims stats for short-term IP?

25 September 2014 | By Tessa Norman

Extending claims statistics to short-term IP could risk undoing protection industry’s good work. 

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Ian McKenna: Wearable tech will change protection forever

19 September 2014

Wearable devices and biometric software have the capacity to transform almost every element of the protection market.


Neil Liversidge: Undeserved PPI payouts are tantamount to fraud

19 September 2014

PPI misselling is not a black and white issue.

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Machines set to 'outsell advisers within five years'

6 October 2014 | By Amanda Newman Smith

A survey from reinsurer RGA has found the protection industry is predicting automated advice within five years.

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CI Expert: What triggers protection complaints

22 May 2014

Looking at the FOS’s published complaints decisions gives a good idea of what causes protection complaints and how the ombudsman views the issues

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Ian McKenna: How tech is bringing advice home

20 May 2014

Technology is allowing consumers to remotely access documents while their adviser talks them through it and even sign agreements while ensuring security is not compromised.


How the IPTF is hoping seven families can shake-up protection

1 May 2014 | By Devraj Ray

Campaign to set out stall to secure funding from providers

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