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David Barral to exit as Aviva/Friends deal agreed

27 March 2015 9:00 am | By Natalie Holt

Aviva UK boss will leave in May despite attempts to keep him in the business.


Regulators give green light to Aviva/Friends deal

18 March 2015 8:29 am | By Natalie Holt

FCA and PRA have granted regulatory approval for the takeover to go ahead.

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Pink to check if ARs have IP before they join

11 March 2015 5:01 pm | By Devraj Ray

New ARs will be asked to show proof of their own IP policy or explain why they do not have one.

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Towergate appoints new Paymentshield CEO

11 March 2015 4:22 pm | By Devraj Ray

Scott Wood will replace acting chief executive James Watson on 16 March.

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Nic Cicutti: It's time to debate protection out in the open

26 March 2015

You can always tell when something I said is highly controversial.

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Robert Reid: ABI’s commission comments prove it is stuck in the past

20 March 2015

The organisation has lessons to learn - quickly.

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Seven Families hits back after Cicutti 'comatose' attack

19 March 2015

Kevin Carr says PR has generated £700,000 worth of press coverage since the campaign launched.

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Nic Cicutti: Seven Families is a comatose campaign

19 March 2015

I am about to have a second go at the Second Families initiative, which I may come to regret.

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Tom Baigrie: Time to drive home the benefits of protection

27 February 2015

Certainty is what consumers want most and what drives action. 

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Martin Werth: Hidden opportunities

12 February 2015

Underwritten whole of life has a vital role to play in financial planning.

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Income protection is not just about the money

12 February 2015 | By Amanda Newman Smith

The Seven Families campaign shows the value of emotional and back-to-work support that can often be overlooked.


Does income protection need a helping hand from the Government?

27 January 2015 | By Amanda Newman Smith

Can tax relief or auto-enrolment boost income protection?

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Richard Verdin: Be your own disruptive innovators

28 November 2014

The protection industry is at the mercy of its own complacency.

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What can Aussie and Dutch markets teach us about auto-enrol IP?

27 November 2014 | By Amanda Newman Smith

Soft compulsion could boost income protection take-up and cut costs to the welfare state. But is it viable?

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