A retired IFA currently battling an Ombudsman payment protection insurance claim dating from the 1980s says the lack of a complaints long-stop for advisers is “crazily unfair” and is pushing his MP to intervene.
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Figures showing insurance companies declined fewer than 3,500 of more than 102,000 protection claims last year "shatter the illusion" that providers don't pay, according to stakeholders.
Five advisers are on the shortlist for Individual Protection Adviser of the Year at the upcoming Protection Review Awards.
Research business Defaqto has added whole-of-life protection policies to its star ratings service.
Aegon UK is proposing to make the role of protection distribution director redundant and has announced the exit of its head of protection proposition as part of wide-ranging changes to its protection unit.
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Some protection comparison websites are delivering better outcomes for clients than advisers, according to Kevin Carr, chief executive of Protection Review.
Aviva is to underwrite all individual income protection (IP) policies on an own occupation basis, including part-time occupations.
Legal & General (L&G) has simplified its underwriting processes for advised clients applying for life insurance, saying some 80% of applicants can now expect an immediate decision.
Bright Grey and Scottish Provident are to launch a series of enhancements to their protection products by end of October.
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