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Topics discussed: • What are the market factors that prevent income protection from being more widely sold, e.g. pricing, consumer awareness? • Is there a tendency to go for the easy sell when it comes to protection, such as life or critical illness? • What needs to happen to make income protection the go-to protection […]

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Royal London pulls out of bid for Axa protection arm

Royal London has pulled out of a bid for Axa Wealth’s protection business SunLife, Money Marketing can reveal. In February the mutual entered second round talks to buy the over-50s cover business from the insurer – which is splitting up its UK life operations – but it is understood the firm has walked away from […]

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Former FSA director Woods appointed BoE deputy governor

George Osborne has appointed Sam Woods to replace incoming FCA chief executive Andrew Bailey as deputy governor of the Bank of England with responsibility for prudential regulation. Woods, who will serve a five year term starting in July, is currently executive director of insurance supervision at the PRA. In addition to his roles at the […]

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