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IFA research reveals most protection policies include critical illness

More than half of the protection policies sold to IFA clients include critical illness cover according to Liverpool Victoria&#39s latest research.

The friendly society&#39s figures show that 54 per cent of policies include critical illness but only 24 per cent include income protection.


Boomer business

As baby boomers start to reach retirement age, there will be an explosion in demand for what are known as at-retirement products. Do not forget that, in the post-war era, this generation has driven most of the advances in finance which we currently enjoy. They also hold a huge proportion of the country&#39s assets, which […]

Taking a slice of the mutual PI

The FSA looks set to formalise its proposals for a mutual PI scheme for the IFA industry. If such a scheme gets off the ground, the regulator will have proved itself capable of the management of at least one crisis and will receive widespread acclaim from advisers. The flexibility demonstrated by the regulator in examining […]

Edinburgh offers classic Pep solution

Edinburgh Fund Managers has established the Classic Pep transfer that provides investors with access to four Edinburgh funds. This product follows in the footsteps of the Classic maxi Isa and allows investors to choose Edinburgh performance portfolio, Edinburgh fund of funds portfolio, Edinburgh managed growth portfolio or Edinburgh monthly income portfolio funds. Edinburgh performance portfolio […]

Verity&#39s view

If the FPC was a truly relevant exam that asked all the tough questions, the last page of the 2003 summer paper would read something like this: “A client aged 30 turns up at your office. He has started work at a medium-sized, long-established steel company which has, according to the personnel department, one of […]


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