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the moustache-growing month of Movember, which raises awareness of men’s health issues, Aviva has released previously unpublished details of its critical illness and private medical insurance claims relating to male-specific cancers.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
Ageas has joined the legion of insurers making extensive changes and enhancements to their critical illness plans,
The changes made to the policy include an increase in the number of guaranteed increase options, from seven to ten, and the addition of terminal illness cover.
Source Insurance has added LV to its home insurance panel to join current providers Aviva, AXA, Groupama, Sentinel, RSA & Zurich bringing the products on panel to 11.
Legal & General has launched its Simplified 2 initiative which will lead to 80% of customers getting an immediate decision.
Friends Life has always aimed to be at the top of the Critical Illness quality tree and has reconfirmed that commitment by upgrading its CI policy with a number of innovations,
Bright Grey has added three additional conditions relating to the early detection of cancer and has also extended the definition of major organ transplant to ABI+.
AXA has warned that while the buy-to-let market thrives, hundreds of thousands of landlords are leaving themselves and their tenants exposed through lack of protection and little financial back up should the worst happen.
PruProtect enhanced its Serious Illness Cover and now covers all heart attacks, strokes, and more cancers than any other insurer,
PruProtect has become the first Protection insurer to offer cashback every year and upfront premium discounts for all new customers,
Brokers would rather receive General Insurance information by phone and electronically rather than in the post, a recent survey of 5000 brokers by Source Insurance found.
Scottish Provident has launched a protection product which gives an enhanced level of cover to a broader range of clients.
Avelo, now owned by IRESS, has appointed Andrew Simon as UK executive general product manager.
Scottish Provident has enhanced its critical illness cover to include a new heart attack definition which it is claiming to be a first for the intermediary market.
Direct Life has partnered with British Friendly to launch a new income protection policy, BFS Protect, on its LifeQuote service.
Insurance provider Uinsure is celebrating its best ever month for business volumes.
More than half of all employees have been made redundant or suffered long-term illness during their working life, research by MetLife Employee Benefits shows.
First Complete has added Let Alliance, the specialist landlord and tenant building and contents insurance provider, to its general insurance panel.
Assure-U, the health insurance specialist, has launched its web site and quote comparison engine which allow users to create their own plans by selecting benefits and premiums and submit online applications
Almost two-thirds of the adult population say they do not have any financial protection in place despite the problems that could arise from a loss of income, findings from Bright Grey’s Financial Safety Net report shows.
The first modern day critical illness policy was launched in South Africa on 6 August 1983 developed by world leading heart surgeon Dr Marius Barnard.
Not-for-profit website PayingForCare.org has launched the UK’s first care cap calculator.
Aegon UK has made some key improvements to its financial and non-medical underwriting requirements for its protection policies.
Beagle Street, the online insurer that entered the market in July 2012, has upgraded its critical illness plan to ensure that it doesn’t fall behind its competitors in the recent rush to improve plan definitions.
An income replacement policy bearing the Simple Product brand proposed by the Treasury is back on the agenda after being considered unworkable this time last year,
Alexander House Financial Services has linked up with technology company Total Systems to build the ‘Smart Alex’ protection portal.
Oliver Letwin, ,minister for government policy, says the government is paving the way for more affordable and innovative insurance products.