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MP warns protection damaged by 'toxic' reputation

27 February 2015 8:52 am | By Mark Sands

Protection products are being harmed by consumer distrust following the PPI scandal according to Jonathan Evans MP.

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Zurich pays 93% of IP claims

23 February 2015 1:58 pm | By Devraj Ray

Provider paid out £11.8m in IP claims last year, down from £12.3m in 2013.

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Aegon earnings up 37% but life business slumps by a quarter

19 February 2015 10:38 am | By Sam Brodbeck

Aegon UK’s pre-tax earnings grew 37 per cent year-on-year despite the firm’s life business being hit by the costs of complying with Solvency II regulations.

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MetLife cuts rates on guaranteed drawdown products

18 February 2015 12:22 pm | By Sam Brodbeck

Insurer blames decline in long-term interest rates and stunted global growth.

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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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Tom Baigrie: Why I’m against protection auto-enrolment

23 January 2015

Are we so cowardly we have to go cap in hand to the bureaucracy to shift our product?

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Martin Werth: Financial planning, but not as we know it

5 January 2015

We need to combine ways of assessing investment risk and the risk of living too long.

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MM leader: Aviva/Friends merger would be no mean feat

27 November 2014

The joint corporate statements shone a light on just how advanced the deal was.

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Chris Gilchrist: Act two of the life office tragedy

21 November 2014

Can life companies survive the next existential threat?

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Chris Gilchrist: Act one of the life office tragedy

7 November 2014

Can life companies survive the next existential threat?

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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.

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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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