Advice models are evolving all the time, from pure face-to-face advice, to online models, to robo-advice. There is now even talk of so-called “bionic” advice where technology and human interaction combine. Technology has been dubbed by some as the surefire way to boost access to advice, but is this actually the case? Can advisers […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
In the run-up to the Budget, there was some concern that the chancellor might ‘call time’ on the use of salary sacrifice in employee benefits provision.
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