Protection Review, the independent protection consultancy established in 2003 by co-chairmen Peter Le Beau and Andy Couchman, has appointed Roger Edwards as marketing director.
Scottish Widows has revealed its adviser protection product details following the news last week that the brand planned to re-enter the adviser market.
The long anticipated re-entry of Scottish Widows into the adviser protection market is set for a few weeks’ time when the provider will launch a full range of products via intermediaries.
The Financial Conduct Authority has confirmed it will consult by the year end on a deadline for consumer payment protection insurance complaints with a deadline likely to fall in spring 2018.
UK insurers have paid out the equivalent of £77m in insurance claims every day of the year, according to the Association of British Insurers’ Key Facts 2015 survey.
General insurance provider Uinsure has launched a series of enhancements to its Defaqto Compare Tool in order to help brokers meet Financial Conduct Authority compliance requirements.
Canada Life, which exited the intermediated individual life market nine years ago, has re-entered with four plans using the CanLife Protect brand name.
Legal & General paid over £160m in general insurance claims in 2014 – with figures showing that the insurer made over 80,000 claims payments to customers who registered a household insurance or lifestyle cover claim last year.
Research from Sainsbury’s Bank Life Insurance provided by Legal & General reveals that four in ten (40%) parents with children under the age of 18 do not have any life insurance in place.
F&TRC has launched a product ratings service to help advisers and employers understand which providers are offering the most suitable and comprehensive protection recommendations for their clients.
Paradigm Protect has formed a new introducer relationship with health insurance advice specialists, ActiveQuote.
According to Bipolar UK 1% to 2% of the population experience a lifetime prevalence of bipolar and recent research suggests as many as 5% of us are on the bipolar spectrum.
Leading comparison website MoneySuperMarket has renewed its long term contract with protection intermediary LifeSearch to provide independent protection advice to its customers.
Aegon UK wants the protection industry to boost consumer trust and confidence by better promoting claims statistics after research found 77% of consumers weren’t aware of the current strong rate of payouts for protection policies.
Until last summer Graeme Snell was a fit and healthy Hartlepool United fan. He worked full time as an advanced health and wellbeing practitioner and described himself as being very fit.
John Bridge, sales and marketing director of Cirencester Friendly, has made the decision to retire from the business following a short period of illness.
Lack of insurance is the latest threat to already-stretched UK homeowners, PG Mutual has warned.
Friends Life has improvements to its CIC product with a clear focus on continuing to offer top of the market cover,
Santander is withdrawing its general insurance offering through intermediaries from 31 March to focus on its mortgage proposition.
LifeSearch chief executive Tom Baigrie has revealed he’s aiming to take the protection brokerage to partnership status within five years – meaning all of its employees would enjoy a share in its profits.
Seven Families has reported that the protection industry saw a rise in income protection enquiries towards the end of 2014.
Uinsure is set to undertake its largest ever broker survey.
F&TRC, the financial services research specialist, today announced that new and updated protection claims data is now available to advisers on its research platform.
Nine out of 10 HIV positive people would consider taking out income protection or critical illness cover if it became available in the market place, research from Unusual Risks, the medical financial advisers reveals today.
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The UK’s number one insurance brokers Safe & Secure is set to give 10 lucky brokers the chance to win an all-expense paid trip to Las Vegas with its brand new competition.
British Friendly has paid over 96% of more than 5,000 income protection claims over the past five years.
Vitality has been announced as the Official Wellness Partner of England Rugby, Scottish Rugby and the Welsh Rugby Union ahead of the 2015 RBS 6 Nations Championship, which kicks off this weekend.
Staff at insurance provider Select & Protect are under the threat of redundancy as the company restructures to enhance its offering to brokers.
GI provider Uinsure has been awarded a Defaqto 5 Star rating for the second year running.
Uinsure has been named as the preferred GI provider for Lighthouse Mortgage & Protection Solutions advisers.
Paymentshield is offering a 50% discount on its home emergency cover which can be purchased as part of its home insurance product.
Openwork advisers will be able to help customers purchase multiple forms of protection after iPipeline partnered with the network to launch "Solution Builder".
Julian Harris has appointed Uinsure as a preferred provider of GI services to its members.
Protection specialist LV= is hosting nine income protection seminars for advisers who want to look at how they can boost their income protection sales.
Paymentshield has hit back at claims that brokers are starting to move away from the insurer as parent firm Towergate continues to search for a new buyer.
Brokers are starting to turn away from insurance provider Towergate, the company behind Paymentshield and John Charcol, as rumours of financial uncertainty continue to plague the firm.
Advisers expect demand for protection to increase over the next twelve months, research by IRESS has found.
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.