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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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=.

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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

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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.

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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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Zurich extends investment-linked protection offering

19 June 2014 1:30 pm | By Michael Glenister

Cover extended to age 70 for Zurich policyholders.

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‘Seven Families’ income protection campaign hits £300k funding target

16 June 2014 2:15 pm | By Devraj Ray

Participating companies have been asked to contribute £20,000 to the campaign, which seeks to promote awareness of income protection.

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MP 'disappointed' over Treasury response to MMR protection push

13 June 2014 8:50 am | By Steve Tolley

Treasury select committee member Andy Love writes to Treasury over protection gap.

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LV= launches IP plan aimed at ‘high risk’ occupations

3 June 2014 3:54 pm | By Tessa Norman

Product offered on both a full and short-term basis. 

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MP vows to keep up pressure over protection gap

3 June 2014 3:47 pm

Treasury select committee member Andy Love says he will continue to press for MMR rules to require protection discussion.

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More insurers back Seven Families campaign

30 May 2014 1:00 pm | By Steve Tolley

More insurers are backing the initiative which aims to increase income protection take-up.

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Protection industry paid out £3.1bn in 2013

28 May 2014 4:32 pm | By Devraj Ray

Industry figures show 99.9 per cent payout for whole life claims and 98.4 per cent for term cover.

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Four more insurers back Seven Families campaign

22 May 2014 8:00 am | By Steve Tolley

PruProtect, Zurich, Ageas and Ellipse commit to joining Income Protection Task Force’s Seven Families initiative.

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Ex-PosSol director Keith Gilmour joins Zurich

20 May 2014 10:08 am | By Tessa Norman

Keith Gilmour joins Zurich as head of retail key relationships. 

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Friends Life reveals Q1 new business jump; warns of 70% post-Budget annuity sales hit

9 May 2014 10:11 am | By Tom Selby

Provider expects charge cap impact will be offset by a ban on commission in auto-enrolment schemes in 2016.

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TSC member pushes for MMR requirement to discuss protection

7 May 2014 4:39 pm | By Steve Tolley

TSC member Andy Love says requirement to discuss protection in MMR could help close protection gap.

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Friends Life reveals latest claims stats

7 May 2014 11:26 am | By Devraj Ray

Insurer paid out 91 per cent of critical illness claims and 85 per cent of income protection claims.

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TSC member calls on Govt to act over protection gap

6 May 2014 2:49 pm | By Steve Tolley

TSC member Andy Love says PPI scandal has lead to a protection gap which must be tackled by Government.

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Royal London chief attacks protection industry ahead of D2C launch

2 May 2014 9:35 am | By Tom Selby

Royal London chief executive Phil Loney says value for money in the protection market is “appalling”.

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Royal London prepares D2C assault with TV advertising campaign

1 May 2014 | By Tom Selby

Provider has revealed a new logo and launched a new website as it prepares for a concerted consumer awareness drive.

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IP sales fall 24% in 'disappointing' year for protection

1 May 2014 | By Tessa Norman

Swiss Re report reveals sharp fall in sales across all product areas

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IP sales fall 24% in 'disappointing' year for protection

29 April 2014 1:20 pm | By Tessa Norman

Swiss Re protection report reveals sharp fall in sales across all product areas

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Royal London prepares D2C assault with TV advertising campaign

28 April 2014 9:56 am | By Tom Selby

Provider has revealed a new logo and launched a new website as it prepares for a concerted consumer awareness drive.

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