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Aegon launches IHT-targeted whole of life policy

20 October 2014 9:34 am | By Devraj Ray

Policy is placed in trust at application, exempting any payout from IHT liability.

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LV= protection head Mark Jones exits

9 October 2014 3:30 pm | By Tessa Norman

Jones steps down after four years with the provider. 


PRA to raise annuity FSCS compensation limit

7 October 2014 9:33 am | By Tom Selby

The Prudential Regulation Authority has set out plans to raise the FSCS compensation limit for annuities to 100 per cent of the fund.

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Ryan Direct Group set to buy Assurant Intermediary

6 October 2014 9:47 am | By Devraj Ray

Deal expected to complete later this year.


PruProtect eyes whole of life LTC launch

2 October 2014 2:00 pm | By Devraj Ray

Money Marketing understands PruProtect will launch the new product next month, with Ageas UK set to follow in February 2015.

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Carney warns insurers he could act over capital levels

25 September 2014 3:07 pm | By Samuel Dale

Bank of England governor Mark Carney delivered a speech to the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries.


ABI holds talks on publishing short-term IP claims stats

25 September 2014 9:30 am | By Tessa Norman

Trade body agrees to collate data with a view to possibly publishing it in future. 

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Openwork acquires MetLife protection advisers

25 September 2014 | By Michael Glenister

MetLife to focus on product manufacturing but other insurers weigh growth of direct salesforce


Royal London appoints ex-Capita director to protection division

23 September 2014 10:20 am | By Tessa Norman

Debbie Kennedy joins provider’s intermediary protection business. 


L&G upgrades critical illness proposition

22 September 2014 11:46 am | By Devraj Ray

Provider has not upgraded its CI definitions in 17 months.

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Labour plays down Govt role to boost protection

22 September 2014 9:09 am | By Samuel Dale

Shadow financial secretary Cathy Jamieson says Government should not intervene.

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Return of the direct salesforce? Aviva eyes protection advice network

19 September 2014 8:30 am | By Michael Glenister

As Aviva prepares to return to face-to-face protection advice, are we about to see the direct salesforce make a comeback?

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UnderwriteMe launches with four providers

16 September 2014 2:43 pm | By Devraj Ray

Software provides price estimates, underwritten quote comparisons and additional benefits at point of sale.


L&G protection and savings chief John Pollock to retire

16 September 2014 9:51 am | By Tessa Norman

Pollock to step down from board in May 2015. 


Aviva chair John McFarlane to join Barclays

12 September 2014 9:30 am | By Natalie Holt

McFarlane will replace Sir David Walker as chairman of Barclays in April


Friends Life restructure sees UK protection director Steve Payne depart

4 September 2014 10:32 am | By Devraj Ray

Group protection director David Williams also set to leave insurer.

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FCA forces banks to reopen over two million PPI complaints

4 September 2014 | By Steve Tolley

Banks asked to reasses over two million old complaints and write to five million customers at “high risk” of having being missold


FCA reopens over two million PPI complaints

29 August 2014 11:13 am | By Steve Tolley

Regulator asks firms to review complaints about missold PPI as redress bill hits £16bn.

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Alan Lakey sues Forester Life over axed trail

22 August 2014 1:20 pm | By Tessa Norman

Adviser is taking insurer to small claims court over trail commission. 

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CII launches level 4 advanced mortgage certificate

18 August 2014 2:22 pm | By Devraj Ray

Chartered Insurance Institute level 4 qualification in advanced mortgage advice will be open from September.

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LV= appoints former Aviva director to lead protection business

15 August 2014 4:11 pm | By Steve Tolley

Myles Rix will take over as insurer’s managing director for protection.


Cirencester launches first non-Holloway IP policy

14 August 2014 10:41 am | By Devraj Ray

“My earnings insurance” is the first non-Holloway IP contract ever offered by Cirencester.


Direct Life launches life insurance comparison service

13 August 2014 3:37 pm | By Devraj Ray

New service allows customers to purchase a life insurance policy without going through the full application process.


L&G quits the ABI

13 August 2014 8:43 am | By Paul Thomas

Insurer believes it can lobby more effectively on its own.

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Zurich profit up 10 per cent for half-year

7 August 2014 10:01 am | By Michael Glenister

Sales boost attributed to growth in corporate benefits.


AIG acquires Ageas Protect for £181m

6 August 2014 10:45 am | By Devraj Ray

US-based insurance giant purchases Ageas Protect in £181m deal.

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Barclays secures first simple products kitemark

4 August 2014 8:37 am | By Michael Glenister

Fixed term life insurance product underwritten by Aviva first to be awarded the kitemark by the British Standards Institution.


Lloyds sets aside £225m for investment and protection advice

31 July 2014 11:17 am | By Tessa Norman

Total provision for investment and protection sales hits £525m. 

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Canada Life plans individual protection launch

31 July 2014 9:30 am | By Devraj Ray

Group risk specialist will launch into the individual market by the end of 2014, Money Marketing understands.

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Aegon poaches LV= pair to boost protection salesforce

28 July 2014 9:58 am | By Devraj Ray

Chris Hopkinson and Jon Fuller will both be joining from LV=.


FOS reports drop in complaints but Sipp cases surge

22 July 2014 9:07 am | By Tom Selby

The Financial Ombudsman Service has reported a 46 per cent drop in year-on-year complaints between April and June.

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Advisers and life offices targeted by bogus protection callers

10 July 2014 | By Devraj Ray

Bogus callers posing as protection customers have been contacting advisers and providers.

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Forester Life cuts ties with advisers after trail switch-off

9 July 2014 4:07 pm | By Devraj Ray

Advisers cannot obtain client valuations following changes in April that saw firm cease paying trail commission.

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Aviva pays out 93% of IP claims

7 July 2014 1:11 pm | By Devraj Ray

Total payout during 2013 was £12.9m


Advisers and life offices targeted by bogus protection callers

3 July 2014 4:06 pm | By Devraj Ray

Bogus callers posing as protection customers have been contacting advisers and providers.

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Axa's Paul Evans to be next ABI chair

1 July 2014 2:28 pm | By Steve Tolley

Current ABI deputy chairman Paul Evans will be formally confirmed in new role at ABI conference in October.


Which? warned advice move puts consumer trust at risk

26 June 2014 3:17 pm | By Devraj Ray

Brokers say engaging in commercial activities will lead to an erosion of trust from consumers.

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Which? Mortgage Advisers to offer in-house protection advice

26 June 2014 | By Devraj Ray

Which? Mortgage Advisers will start advising on protection products later this year.

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Which? to offer in-house protection advice

24 June 2014 4:37 pm | By Devraj Ray

Consumer group will begin to advise mortgage customers on protection products later this year.

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Friends Life boosts IP cover for higher earners

23 June 2014 1:52 pm | By Devraj Ray

Payout structure changed to two tiers as opposed to three, while benefits in kind will be included when calculating gross income.

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