Holloway Friendly has launched a 24 hour advice service for advisers and customers.
Source Insurance has been appointed as a preferred supplier to the Ingard network for General Insurance.
Just Retirement has confirmed it intends to enter the long term care market in the coming months.
Tens of thousands of consumers could be missing out on the most appropriate protection cover because networks continue to make it difficult for advisers to sell off panel,
The Financial Conduct Authority has launched a thematic review of insurer’s claims processes.,
Scottish Widows has appointment Esther Dijsktra as its new head of intermediary protection propositions.
Source Insurance has appointed Mark Phillips as its new operations manager.
General insurance provider Berkeley Alexander is celebrating after walking away with the title of GI Partner of the Year at the annual Simplybiz Group partnership event.
Standard Life has appointed Innes Miller into the newly-created role of head of adviser business solutions propositions.
The Income Protection Task Force welcomes the recent spate of claims paid rates released by individual insurers which it believes will increase trust among the public following the PPI scandal.
Berkeley Alexander has renewed its status as a preferred supplier of general insurance to the Julian Harris Network.
Uinsure has enhanced its product range based on broker feedback, giving brokers access to its most competitive home insurance offering in its six year history.
Tenet has voiced its support for the creation of a dedicated protection trade body.
Premiums for home buildings, contents and combined policies continued to fall dramatically over the first three months of 2012, despite an estimated cost to insurers of £1.2bn for last year's floods.
Positive Solutions has added LifeQuote to its protection panel.
Positive Solutions, the UK's largest national independent financial advice firm, has signed a deal with LifeQuote to make its proposition available to all of its partners,
Skandia has re-entered the critical illness market following a two and a half year absence.
Women in their 30s typically insure themselves for almost a third less than their male counterparts, new figures from Scottish Provident have revealed.
Protection specialist LV= paid out 95% of underwritten protection claims in 2012.
Bright Grey is offering customers a year’s free critical illness cover when they apply for life cover under its personal protection menu to celebrate its 10th Birthday.
LV= has strengthened its partnership with the Tenet Group which will see its regional sales teams provide Tenet advisers with on the ground sales and technical support.
The Financial Conduct Authority’s complaints data on financial products places Payment Protection Insurance at the top of its most complained about list.
LV=, the UK’s largest friendly society, has reported increased sales and profit compared to 2011.
Select & Protect has made enhancements to its home insurance policy by increasing cover limits to a number of features on its Median product.
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Well over a third (42%) of intermediaries see the rise of 'direct to consumer' propositions as the biggest challenge currently facing the protection market.
Directlife has launched Quote+ the UK’s first universal application process for protection insurance products.
LV= is offering a 5% discount on its income protection and budget income protection range.
GI platform The Source has launched a Home Buyers' Protection product to cover against house sales falling through.
Source Insurance has released a free broker marketing toolkit.
Income protection provider British Friendly paid out 97% of its claims in 2012 it revealed in its end of year trading resullts today.
Genworth has praised building societies for their use of the funding for lending scheme and their use of mortgage insurance products.
Legal & General Retail Protection paid out on more claims than ever before in 2012, a total of £483m combined death and critical illness claims up from £441 million in 2011.
Next Intelligence has enhanced its protection proposition with the launch of three exclusive panel options.
Pink has launched a Business Protection Club as part of its adviser protection development programme.
CETA Insurance has scooped three awards at the prestigious West Oxfordshire Business Awards.
Lee Gladwell has joined Paymentshield as interim proposition director.
Scottish Provident’s Critical illness claims report released today reveals that it paid out over £94m to critical illness policyholders during 2012.
The government could generate billions of pounds and support more than 20,000 jobs by investing in housing, according to the Chartered Institute of Housing.
Providers of payment insurance products have reacted with mixed feelings over yesterday’s meeting to clarify guidance on the design and sale of PPI products.
The Financial Services Authority yesterday confirmed that payment waiver “adds value” to customers – so long as it is designed in accordance with their guidance.
Uinsure is celebrating the success of its commercial and non-standard insurance referral service by giving away a £10,000 holiday of a lifetime in Barbados.
Bright Grey and Scottish Provident have announced that new business premiums reached £482m in 2012, up 23% on the £393m made in 2011.
The Financial Services Authority has fined three Lloyds Banking Group firms a total of £4,315,000 for failings in their systems and controls that resulted in up to 140,000 customers receiving delayed payment protection insurance redress.
Aviva has called on the protection industry to ensure non-advised annuity sales meet the same cost transparency standards as advised sales.
The Protect Association has arranged to meet with the Financial Services Authority and the Office of Fair Trading to discuss their final guidance on protection products.
Inter Hannover, a subsidiary of Hannover Re, has bought title insurer London & European for an undisclosed sum.
Kevin Paterson, former sales and marketing director at Assurant Intermediary, is joining rival firm The Source as managing director in early April.
The majority of brokers would be willing to sacrifice commission in order to get their client the best deal, research from Uinsure reveals.
Barclays has announced it will set aside a further £600m for payment protection insurance claims when it releases its full year results on 12 February.
Protection specialist Bright Grey has announced that it paid out 93% of critical illness claims during 2012. Just 4% of claims were declined for non-disclosure.
Select & Protect has appointed former Financial Telemarketing Solutions managing director Neil Sullivan as its new sales and marketing director.