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London & Country launches one minute life insurance check

London & Country has launched the One Minute Life Check which customers can use to see whether they are paying too much for their life insurance.

Customers answer a few questions online, with the answers given determining if those who have existing policies are paying too much.

London & Country technical manager Richard Morea says: “Many policyholders won’t realise that not only has the cost of life insurance fallen, but some monthly premiums can be double the cheapest, so using this simple tool will be time well spent.”



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