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Critical market for IFAs

IFA sales of critical-illness cover rose by 22.5 per cent last year,

according to Swiss Re Life & Health&#39s Health Watch featured exclusively in

the Money Marketing Focus Healthcare survey published this week.

Overall critical-illness insurance sales rose to 90,584 from 88,171 in 1998.

The survey also deals with uncertainty in the long-term care market and

the potential of healthcare cash plans for corporate clients. It features

sections on critical-illness cover, private medical insurance, income

protection, long-term care and healthcare cash plans.


The Katz whiskers

Thank you, Harry Katz. I have not always agreed with your letters but thistime I find myself nodding to myself at every point made (Money Marketing,last week).I resigned from the LIA some time ago in response to their acknowledgementonly of the “independent” sector. As a trade organisation, the LIA offers agood deal to the insurance […]

Reasons to be fearful

This business with stakeholder is getting quite ridiculous, not leastbecause the media are whipping it up into an issue of frenzied paranoiabearing little if any relationship to the attitude of the industry itself.First, customers are supposed to have freedom of choice, aren&#39t they? Oris the Treasury intent on taking that away? Commission-free contracts meanfees, the […]

Stressed-out youth

Money matters are the greatest cause of stress among young people,according to research commissioned by Alliance & Leicester.The survey of 958 people reveals that 64 per cent of those aged between 16and 24 said that not having enough money to go out was the greatest causeof stress.It coincides with A&L launching Piggybank2000 campaign aiming to […]

Independent focus pays off as R&SA grows business by 85%

Royal & Sun Alliance achieved an 85 per cent increase in life and pensionbusiness through IFAs in the first quarter of the year.IFA business grew to £293m in the first quarter compared with £158m duringthe same period in 1999.Total UK life, pension and non-life investments were up by 76 per cent inthe first quarter against […]


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