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F&TRC to launch auto-enrol and protection comparison service

17 April 2014 | By Samuel Dale

The comparison tool will be free to advisers and sold to providers.

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Forester Life to axe future trail on Children's Mutual book

17 April 2014 | By Devraj Ray

Company has written to advisers saying trail commission for existing Children’s Mutual policies will stop from the end of April.

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Forester Life to axe future trail on Children's Mutual book

15 April 2014 2:23 pm | By Devraj Ray

Company has written to advisers saying trail commission for existing Children’s Mutual policies will stop from the end of April.

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Aviva improves CI cover to boost heart attack payouts

14 April 2014 12:06 pm | By Devraj Ray

Insurer will now pay out on diagnosis of a heart attack regardless of severity for new CI policies.

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Robert Sinclair: Damage from inducements crackdown should not be underestimated

22 April 2014

The FCA’s inducement rules risk making product providers withdraw a lot of their training support and make it harder for providers and distributors to work together to make a better industry.

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Tom Kean: The tyranny of change

22 April 2014

The Budget reforms are good for financial advice but the business needs a period of calm to let all the recent changes bed in.

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Martin Werth: Budget is shot in the arm for protection

15 April 2014

The Budget should encourage a much more favourable view of long-term saving and by blending protection products with investment we have a chance to offer real innovation that will benefit consumers.

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Emma Thomson: Radical change is needed to get more people protected

1 April 2014

Unless the protection industry works together to highlight the benefits to consumers, it runs the risk of getting caught in a familiar cycle with no overall change to the market

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Richard Verdin: Time to ditch discredited and outdated research

25 March 2014

A step change is required in the way research is undertaken and insight is established.

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Emma Simon: Publish claims stats or be damned

25 March 2014

Although most insurers now publish claims figures for income protection and critical illness, the FCA should force all insurers to disclose claims data on all types of insurance to instill consumer confidence.

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Analysis

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Protection Brief: Why are mutuals leading the way for protection innovation?

27 March 2014 | By Amanda Newman Smith

The large insurers are lagging behind mutuals when it comes to innovation in the protection market

Protection Brief: CI Expert: Rebroking is not churning

27 March 2014

Although many compliance officers are reluctant to consider the rebroking of critical-illness plans, using careful analysis can show when clients would clearly benefit from a change

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Ian McKenna: Zurich's app is a great leap in case tracking

26 March 2014

While the rest of the industry is stuck in the past, Zurich’s use of mobile technology makes advisers’ lives a whole lot easier by helping tackle the problem of case tracking

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The growth in self-employment presents advice opportunities

13 February 2014 | By Amanda Newman Smith

Building a business may be your client’s dream, but the self-employed face specific financial planning problems.

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