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

10 April 2014 11:18 am | By Samuel Dale

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

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LV= enhances Critical Illness cover

9 April 2014 1:59 pm | By Devraj Ray

Insurer now offers CI cover on 64 conditions, up from 59, including 19 ABI+ definitions and 20 partial payments.

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Protection advisers struggle to arrange Help to Buy life cover

4 April 2014 12:00 pm | By Devraj Ray

Advisers have raised concerns about how to put in place adequate life cover for the Government loan element of Help to Buy

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IPTF gears up for launch of campaign to shake up IP

3 April 2014 | By Devraj Ray

Campaign will launch in May and payments to families will start in July.

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LV= unveils 'Near Misses' YouTube IP campaign video

2 April 2014 1:01 pm | By Devraj Ray

Online advert features several near-miss incidents and highlights the risk of being unable to work due to injury.

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IPTF gears up for launch of campaign to shake up income protection

2 April 2014 9:55 am | By Devraj Ray

Campaign will launch on 21 May with payments to families beginning in July

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Ageas reveals CI claims stats for first time

2 April 2014 8:00 am | By Devraj Ray

Insurers has published CI claims data for the first time since entering the market in 2008.

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Royal London profits rise 24 per cent following Co-op deal

1 April 2014 8:53 am | By Natalie Holt

Company made a pre-tax profit of £306m in 2013 after it bought Co-op’s life, pensions and asset management business in July.

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Zurich launches protection pipeline case-tracker app

26 March 2014 11:53 am | By Devraj Ray

App aims to help advisers manage pipeline cases and show how many cases have been submitted, issued or declined.

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LV= switches IP plans entirely to own occupation

25 March 2014 12:08 pm | By Devraj Ray

Insurer has increased the number of jobs it will provide income protection for by 225.

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Exeter Family Friendly hikes short-term income protection premiums by 15%

20 March 2014 10:50 am | By Tessa Norman

Provider says level of claims has been higher than anticipated.

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Advisers slam lenders' MMR affordability checks on protection premiums

20 March 2014 | By Devraj Ray

Santander and Nationwide will include life cover premiums when assessing a borrower’s affordability.

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Zurich chief calls on Govt to offer IP tax rebate

20 March 2014 | By Devraj Ray

Gary Shaughnessy says £50 tax rebate for policyholder would be offset by increased tax revenue and a reduction in benefit payments.

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Sesame BG reveals £19m loss following past business review

18 March 2014 8:26 am | By Tom Selby

Review covers Keydata sales and pension transfers carried out between July 2010 and September 2012.

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Google Glass frame provider VSP targets vision care at UK employees

18 March 2014 8:00 am | By John Greenwood

VSP Vision Care, the US’s largest vision care company, is expanding access to its eyecare benefits proposition in the UK and Ireland.

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Ageas enters relevant life cover market

17 March 2014 4:06 pm | By Devraj Ray

Maximum sum assured ranges from 15 to 25 times salary.

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Aviva reveals latest claims stats

17 March 2014 12:59 pm | By Devraj Ray

Insurer paid out more than £500m in life insurance and critical illness claims in 2013.

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Zurich chief calls on Govt to offer IP tax rebate

13 March 2014 3:24 pm | By Devraj Ray

Gary Shaughnessy has written to the chancellor calling for a £50 tax rebate for IP policyholders.

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Aviva UK Life profits rise 5% as costs plummet

13 March 2014 | By Tom Selby

Annual UK Life operating expenses down from £675m in 2012 to £569m in 2013.

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Aegon insurance arm looks set for FCA fine

13 March 2014 | By Devraj Ray

Subsidiary Stonebridge International Insurance has been ordered to carry out a past business review. 

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Aegon pays out 93% of IP claims

13 March 2014 | By Devraj Ray, Tessa Norman

Pay out rate rises significantly in 2013 but provider says year-on-year comparisons problematic. 

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Zurich to cut 800 jobs in £150m global cost-cutting drive

13 March 2014 | By Tom Selby

Plans will see jobs cut within Zurich’s UK operation.

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Roger Edwards: What next for protection?

13 March 2014 | By Devraj Ray

Former Bright Grey and Scottish Provident MD asks what changes the industry must make to achieve further growth.

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FCA sets out plans to overhaul £1bn GI add-on market

11 March 2014 10:12 am | By Michael Glenister

Regulator has proposed a ban on pre-ticked boxes and wil require firms to publish claims ratios to highlight low value products.

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Aegon pays out 93% of IP claims

10 March 2014 12:36 pm | By Tessa Norman

Pay out rate rises significantly in 2013 but provider says year-on-year comparisons problematic. 

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Cigna Insurance Services appoints chief executive

7 March 2014 3:13 pm

Susan Stevenson joins from Cigna’s Hong Kong business. 

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LifeSearch returns to profit

6 March 2014 9:05 am | By Devraj Ray

Insurance broker has posted a pre-tax profit for the 12 months to August 2013, after making a loss a year earlier.

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Aviva UK Life profits rise 5% as costs plummet

6 March 2014 8:43 am | By Tom Selby

Annual UK Life operating expenses down from £675m in 2012 to £569m in 2013.

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Aegon insurance arm looks set for FCA fine

5 March 2014 11:14 am | By Devraj Ray

Subsidiary Stonebridge International Insurance has been ordered to carry out a past business review. 

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Aegon pays out 93% of CI claims

4 March 2014 10:14 am | By Devraj Ray

Value of critical illness payouts has risen 37 per cent to £33.2m.

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Aviva hires Blackstone director as chief financial officer

28 February 2014 8:31 am | By Paul McMillan

 Aviva has hired Blackstone senior director Tom Stoddard as chief financial officer.

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Aegon axes protection director after eight months in senior reshuffle

27 February 2014 | By Samuel Dale

Protection director John Wilkinson has left the business

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Aviva launches high value protection team

25 February 2014 12:36 pm | By Devraj Ray

Insurer has created a new team to help speed up application processing for high-value protection cases.

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Andy Milburn joins Pru as marketing head

25 February 2014 9:20 am | By Devraj Ray

Milburn has previously worked for Ageas, Munich Re, Royal Liver Assurance and RSA.

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L&G calls for auto-enrolment on IP and long-term care products

24 February 2014 10:34 am | By Samuel Dale

Legal & General says it is in talks with Government over income protection auto-enrolment.

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Aegon axes protection director after eight months in senior reshuffle

21 February 2014 11:00 am | By Samuel Dale

Protection director John Wilkinson has left the business

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