The proportion of income protection claims paid by Aegon UK increased by 10% last year to 93%.
Total Conveyancing Services has joined forces with nine other firms across the UK to develop a new apprenticeship scheme to help people enter the conveyancing profession.
General insurance provider Uinsure has launched a new sales tool to allow brokers to compare products across the market at point of sale.
Lifesearch recorded healthy financial results for the year ending August 2013, with turnover increasing by 13% to £18.1m and gross profit growing by 37% to £4.5m.
Cardif Pinnacle has joined the Income Protection Task Force, a body briefed with raising awareness of the value of income protection.
The value of life and critical illness claims at Aegon significantly increased in 2013 compared to 2012, data has revealed.
Only 2.7% of people taking out new mortgages and 5.4% of existing borrowers have financial cover to ensure continuity of their payments if they become unemployed, says protection specialist Simon Burgess.
Dougy Grant, previously retail strategy director, has been appointed as Aegon UK’s protection director - taking on responsibility for the entire protection business, which is becoming a single end to end business with increased focus, accountability...
The Financial Conduct Authority is being slammed by protection specialist Simon Burgess for failing to issue guidelines to lenders to financially protect consumers when making a mortgage offer,
The Financial Conduct Authority has fined insurance broker HomeServe £30.6m for misselling insurance policies and failing to investigate complaints.
Santander is launching a new flexible home insurance product offering buildings, contents or combined buildings and contents insurance all in one.
The extreme ‘conveyor belt’ of storms affecting Britain is expected to bring more widespread damage to homes from both high winds and heavy rain, according to the Meteorological Office.
Malcolm Stewart Graham, a former solicitor already serving a five-year director disqualification and who ran SFM Legal Services has received a second disqualification of 11 years following a decision made on 15 January 2014, at Newcastle...
Over half are considering working past state pension age to make their retirement more comfortable financially, Prudential research revealed.
Income protection provider British Friendly, who launched its first intermediated product in 2011, paid 96.27% of IP claims in 2013
PruProtect are campaigning to raise awareness of the need for protection insurance.
Most UK consumers fail to see the worth of protection products, research from The Syndicate has found.
Source scooped the GI Provider of the Year 2013 award at the recent Tenet Conference at Lancaster Gate Hotel, London.
Returns in many of London's most desirable postcodes fell in the last quarter of 2013, figures from Benham & Reeves Residential Lettings revealed.
Legal & General has improved its financial underwriting criteria for customers taking out life insurance and critical illness cover.
Exeter Family Friendly has launched an online Financial Forecast Calculator to help advisers visually display the importance of income protection to customers.
Online insurance provider British Money has launched Universal Cover which pays borrowers who lose their jobs or are prevented from working due to an accident, sickness or caring commitments.
Berkeley Alexander has today launched the latest addition to its suite of Accident, Sickness and Unemployment protection products to support mortgaged homeowners.
PruProtect increased its overall new business in the intermediary market by 24% after launching its new generation protection products.
New research published by Direct Line home insurance reveals the cost of repairing damage caused to residential properties by the severe weather last winter exceeded £1.5 billion.
For some it will be full of festive fun, but for others Christmas is an accident waiting to happen and insurance is key according to new research from Confused.com.
Consumers who are considering purchasing protection cited the cost of the policy as the main reason for not signing up, research from Aegon UK revealed.
The Financial Conduct Authority has raised concerns that the protection market is failing to address the issue of financial incentives in its sector.
Title insurance and the legal indemnity solutions provider London & European has been rebranded as Titlesolv.
Ahead of the moustache-growing month of Movember, which raises awareness of men’s health issues, Aviva has released previously unpublished details of its critical illness and private medical insurance claims relating to male-specific cancers.
With storms affecting much of the south of England over night and this morning, many insurers have drafted in staff across the UK to help with claims.
Richard Verdin is to join RGA UK Services as chief marketing officer, UK and Ireland.
Royal London has confirmed that it plans to scrap a number of its brands, including Bright Grey, as it moves to a single master brand for its UK life, pensions and investment businesses.
Britons are potentially losing thousands from their wages due to taking time off because of sickness.
Home insurance premiums are continuing to fall according to the AA’s latest benchmark British Insurance Premium Index for the third quarter of 2013.
There could be more than five million PPI claims yet to surface the Professional Financial Claims Association has forecast,
Aegon UK has launched its protection “Price Pledge” campaign for advisers with large sum assured clients.
Christian Balshen, managing director of Van Mildert Landlord and Tennant Protection, has won Uinsure's holiday of a lifetime competition - having been selected out of thousands of entries.
Advisers have listed simpler underwriting, incentivising products and financial education as paramount to addressing the protection gap, research from Avelo showed.
Sandringham Financial Partners expanded its protection panel to meet the growing needs of its partners.
Bright Grey has expanded its own occupation cover with the launch of a new income protection product.
PruProtect has joined Openwork’s protection panel, Openwork Select, following a comprehensive tender process involving eight major providers.
Berkeley Alexander has added LV= to its panel of household insurers on its Quote & Buy system.
Protection specialist LV= is offering a 5% discount on premium rates for a number of its protection products.
More than half (52%) of those who have carried out extension work on their properties over the past five years have not informed their insurer - potentially leaving up to one in three consumers with an invalid insurance policy.
Kevin Paterson, managing director of Source Insurance looks at the opportunities presented by underinsurance in the mid to High Net Worth sector