Doctor Marius Barnard, the inventor of critical illness insurance, died this morning.
Kevin Paterson, MD at Source Insurance, looks at the factors driving the cost of household cover down
The Seven Families Campaign, a charity-led campaign to raise public awareness of the financial impact of long term illness or disability, has launched today.
Aegon UK has become the latest provider to pledge its support to the Seven Families income protection campaign.
Cirencester Friendly’s new income protection contract, My Earnings Insurance, has been added to IRESS’ The Exchange.
Mick Cairns, insurance director at The Source Insurance, on one in five UK householders admitting to having lied or withholding information when applying for home insurance.
Zurich has launched a free and confidential support service for its protection customers and their immediate families, available throughout the lifetime of their policies.
As students go to university for the first time, their parents need to make sure their belongings are covered.
Beagle Street, the online insurer that entered the market in July 2012 has kicked off this seasons critical illness upgrade race,
UnderwriteMe has gone live with its technology for the first time with Exeter Family Friendly, Scottish Provident, Scottish Friendly and SunLife now using the software within their own propositions, with three further insurers set to go-live...
PruProtect is offering all new customers buying one of its Vitality Optimiser products 5% off premiums.
Insurance provider Paymentshield has launched the ‘Home Sweet Home’ campaign to assist in offering home insurance to first-time buyers.
In the tenth edition of the Marketing Protection and Finance Podcast, Roger Edwards of Roger Edwards Marketing, discusses the Seven Families Initiative, an ambitious and trailblazing campaign to promote Income Protection, with Peter Le Beau...
Paymentshield has today launched a new protection product, specifically targeted at those buying a new home or moving house.
Iain Clark, former managing director of LV=’s protection business, was replaced today by Myles Rix.
News that wages have grown at their slowest rate- 0.6% - since records began has prompted British Money to remind lenders that borrowers are at their financial limits and unlikely to pay loans if an income goes.
Protection provider Cardif Pinnacle has appointed Hein Kuiper as its chief marketing officer, a newly created role.
Income protection provider Exeter Family Friendly has increased the medical underwriting limits for its plan for low risk workers, Income One, to make the application process quicker for advisers and customers.
UK landlords must protect themselves from rogue tenants by carrying out the necessary checks, AXA has urged.
LV=Broker’s ABC Home insurance is now available on the Assurant Intermediary product platform.
The Financial Conduct Authority has finally come out with its damning verdict on price comparison websites, stating an issue that many of us in the intermediary sector have long been saying – these sites do not always ensure consumers are...
Lenders will be culpable for damaging borrowers’ credit ratings when offering loans without considering their need for payment protection, British Money has warned.
PruProtect has hired L&G’s Darrell Stone to run its single tie operation across the UK.
Payment protection specialist British Money is helping lenders fulfil their risk and governance controls through the provision of a bespoke risk reporting tool known as the Conduct Risk Dashboard.
British men are almost twice as likely as women to avoid seeking medical help when experiencing a serious health symptom, protection specialist LV= has found.
LV= is to pilot the use of Vizolution’s vScreen to improve the end-to-end customer journey in its life and broker insurance divisions,
F&TRC has boosted the comprehensiveness of its Quality Analyser for Protection comparison service to include Mortgage Protection for Life and Critical Illness Cover.
Some 52% of the population will be in severe financial trouble if they are not paid next month, research from protection specialist British Money has found.
Holding specific protection meetings are the key to building trust with the consumer, Andy Walton, protection sales director at Intrinsic, said today,
Protection underwriting is like receiving a response from a headmaster of an exam board, Tony Collins, business development manager of Capita has claimed,
The UK has a two-tier system with less healthy groups paying a premium for protection, Mick James, business development manager at RGA, told delegates at the 2014 Protection Review Conference in London today,
Protection professionals are both the best and the worst people in the world at marketing their products to the public, Rhys Williams, strategy director at Quietroom, said today,
Less than half (43%) of mortgaged residential property in the UK is covered by any kind of protection insurance, research from life and pensions provider Friends Life has revealed.
Research from technology provider Liss Systems has found overwhelming support amongst the protection adviser community for the introduction of e-signatures.
The Source has added AXA to its Landlord Property Insurance Panel as it expands its range of providers, including Amlin, Landlord’s Choice, RSA and Sentinel Landlord and Towergate.
LifeSearch has added Engage Mutual’s over 50 life cover to its product portfolio in a move to offer customers a more comprehensive and competitive service.
Pruprotect has announced that it is adding Vitality - a healthy living rewards programme - to its Relevant Life product.
General insurance provider Uinsure is giving brokers the chance to cash in on this summer’s World Cup with the launch of its Goals Bonanza competition.
To celebrate the 2014 FIFA World Cup, general insurance provider Select & Protect is launching an online penalty shoot out game giving brokers the chance to win an iPad Mini.
A third of people claim they switched insurers over the past two years because of the poor service they were getting, EDM Group has revealed.
General insurance provider Berkeley Alexander has joined The Protect Association, launched to raise awareness and help promote the benefits of protection insurance and other related services.
Source Insurance has today launched a prize draw competition running over the world cup period with prizes worth more than £1,000 up for grabs.
Friends Life has made further enhancements to its Childcover benefit which covers serious debilitating child specific illnesses.
Only 7%of private tenants have any financial protection cover, compared with 28%of those with a mortgage, according to the latest Protection Report from Scottish Widows.
Drewberry Insurance has launched a new family insurance tool to help families better understand their financial risks.
Protection specialist LV= has launched a new underwritten income protection product.
Uinsure is going head to head with Select & Protect and offering 25% commission to all brokers who introduce clients via its Refer & Earn proposition before the end of June.
The protection industry is in need of reform to help consumers understand the crucial benefits offered by family protection, Aviva has said.
Cirencester Friendly has appointed Susie Beard-Moore as intermediary sales and customer care manager.
Pure Retirement has unveiled its second ‘Pure Lump Sum Plan’ equity release product.
Specialist GI provider Source Insurance, working with LV= Broker, has launched Source Express, in response to demand from brokers for a faster more streamlined household insurance product in the face of severe time constraints.