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L&G to offer pension scheme protection against ill health early retirement

5 March 2015 10:30 am | By Sam Brodbeck

Product pays out a cash sum to cover claims which can be up to 10 times the employee’s annual salary.


Friends Life profits soar 38% but insurer takes £25m Sesame hit

5 March 2015 9:18 am | By Sam Brodbeck

Annuity sales only down 15 per cent due to guaranteed annuity rates.


L&G predicts further slump in individual annuity sales

4 March 2015 9:03 am | By Natalie Holt

Insurer’s individual annuity sales have already fallen from £1.3bn to £591m.


Clients need to be told IP is not 'toxic product'

4 March 2015 0:00 am | By Mark Sands

MP Jonathan Evans says IP is seen as ‘toxic’ given its incorrect association with PPI.


Alan Lakey: Is the ABI hindering plan design?

4 March 2015 0:00 am | Updated: 4 March 2015 4:41 pm

Are the ABI’s model wordings a hindrance to plan design?


Roger Edwards: In it for the long game

4 March 2015 0:00 am | Updated: 4 March 2015 4:42 pm

Eventually the positive protection stories will start to balance out the negative ones.

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Protection portals report rise in IP enquiries

3 March 2015 10:19 am | By Devraj Ray

iPipeline and The Exchange report 65 and 22 per cent year-on-year increases in IP enquiries between November and January.

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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.


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.


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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Injured policewoman latest Seven Families campaign recipient

16 February 2015 9:55 am | By Devraj Ray

Nikki Thornley was forced to leave her role in the Scottish police force following a motorcycle accident in 2013.

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Dilnot reforms fail to spark long-term care market

12 February 2015 3:30 pm | By Sam Brodbeck

But pension reforms could be extended to boost incentive to save for care, say providers.

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Zurich UK profits up 6% as sales rocket

12 February 2015 10:08 am | By Mark Sands

Zurich profits up 6 percent despite sliding new business margins.


Thousands to benefit from DWP U-turn on life cover charge cap exemption

4 February 2015 3:36 pm | By Sam Brodbeck

Schemes that breach the charge cap because of valuable death in service benefits will be exempt from the rules.

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FCA eyes tougher governance standards for DC schemes

4 February 2015 12:26 pm | By Sam Brodbeck

Regulator rejects calls to block providers from sitting in committees, final rules reveal.

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Pink introduces formal protection review requirement

4 February 2015 9:45 am | By Devraj Ray

Members of the Pink network will be required to show evidence of a protection review with each mortgage applicant they advise.

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Royal London: 5.2m UK unprotected mortgage holders at risk

30 January 2015 10:22 am | By Devraj Ray

Provider has become the latest lender to join the Income Protection Task Force’s Seven Families campaign.

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FCA could yet impose time limit on PPI complaints

30 January 2015 8:53 am | By Michael Berry

Regulator is reviewing the PPI misselling claims process to see whether its approach is working.

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Aviva offers free life cover to parents of under-5s

26 January 2015 9:35 am | By Devraj Ray

Provider has extended its free new parent life cover offer to include parents of children up to five years old.

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RGA shuffles protection team as Mark Johnson exits UK business

23 January 2015 11:00 am | By Devraj Ray

Former UK business development manager is now overseeing RGA expansion into sub-Saharan protection market.


NHS cuts spark fears over protection premiums rise

23 January 2015 9:30 am | By Devraj Ray

Experts warn further cuts to treatments provided by the health service could lead to rising protection premiums.


iPipeline launches protection comparison tool for advisers

22 January 2015 11:22 am | By Devraj Ray

Software enables advisers to compare multi-benefit protection products.

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SJP adviser numbers surge as assets pass £50bn

22 January 2015 8:55 am | By Sam Brodbeck

Funds under management hit record £52bn.

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Clydesdale appoints Aegon chief as non-exec

9 January 2015 10:48 am | By Devraj Ray

Grace has previously served as chief executive of Barclays Insurance.


London & Country expands with new City offices

7 January 2015 12:59 pm | By Devraj Ray

Mortgage and protection broker also has offices in Bath and Newcastle.


Phil Jeynes joins UnderwriteMe

5 January 2015 11:42 am | By Devraj Ray

Former PruProtect head of account development will lead the UnderwriteMe comparison software launch.

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AIG acquires Ageas Protect in £197m deal

5 January 2015 8:58 am | By Devraj Ray

Deal was first announced in August, and has now received regulatory approval.


US private equity firm circles Towergate

29 December 2014 10:44 am | By Devraj Ray

Towergate founder and deputy chairman Peter Cullum is understood to be putting together a rival management buyout deal.

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ABI clarifies partial payments in updated CI practice code

18 December 2014 8:24 am | By Devraj Ray

Updated practice code outlines the effect of additional and partial payments on the overall sum assured.


Protection Review expands into retirement income market

10 December 2014 10:35 am | By Devraj Ray

New body will host its inaugural conference in February 2015.


Ageas plans whole of life LTC plan

9 December 2014 4:33 pm | By Devraj Ray

Ageas UK is planning to launch a whole of life protection plan with an option to cover the cost of long-term care.


Gary Duggan to step down as Paymentshield CEO

5 December 2014 12:56 pm | By Devraj Ray

Duggan joined Paymentshield as chief executive in July this year.


Top Aviva investor slashes stake ahead of Friends deal

5 December 2014 8:53 am | By Devraj Ray

One of Aviva’s largest institutional shareholders has cut its investment by more than two-thirds.

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Scottish Widows eyes sale of offshore investment business

1 December 2014 9:37 am | By Devraj Ray

Clerical Medical International believed to have an embedded value of £200m.


L&G restructures following John Pollock exit

28 November 2014 9:48 am | By Sam Brodbeck

Savings split into mature and digital divisions.


PTFS to launch quality-based fee structure

20 November 2014 12:01 pm | By Samuel Dale

The network says will quality advisers will not subsidise those who under-perform.

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Lloyds and Which? moves lay bare protection advice challenges

20 November 2014 11:30 am | By Natalie Holt

As Lloyds and Which? pull back from in-house protection advice, where are the protection innovators?

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VitalityLife launches into short-term IP market

20 November 2014 10:41 am | By Tessa Norman

Provider formerly known as PruProtect has also launched LTC offering and mortgage incapacity cover. 


Zurich to offer long-term care protection in whole of life policy

20 November 2014 9:30 am | By Samuel Dale

Zurich says it is responding to customer demand rather than Government reforms.

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