Individual Protection

        MP: Protection now a 'toxic' word after PPI scandal

        Professional Adviser | 25 Feb 2015 | 13:58

        The public may view all protection products as "toxic" following the payment protection insurance (PPI) mis-selling scandal, according to the chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Insurance and Financial Services.

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        Detectives investigating

        Protection Watch: Kevin Carr's verdicts on five recent developments

        Professional Adviser's protection detective Kevin Carr delivers his verdicts on five key developments in the protection space in the last month...

        Professional Adviser | 05 Feb 2015 | 09:17

        Mortgage network commits advisers to discuss income protection with clients

        Mortgage network Pink has said all its intermediaries will now discuss income protection with clients from the first meeting onwards.

        Professional Adviser | 04 Feb 2015 | 12:29

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      Lighthouse launches mortgage and protection advice service

      National advice firm Lighthouse Group has launched a "holistic" mortgage and protection advice service in response to demand from clients.

      Professional Adviser | 21 Jan 2015 | 07:54

      Friends Life launches first cancer-specific group benefit

      Friends Life has launched the first employer funded group cancer workplace benefit in the UK.

      Professional Adviser | 16 Jan 2015 | 13:39

      ABI eyes fewer declined CI claims after updating guidelines

      The Association of British Insurers (ABI) has updated its guidelines on how critical illness (CI) policies should be described and explained to consumers, in a move it hopes will ultimately lead to fewer declined claims.

      Professional Adviser | 17 Dec 2014 | 15:20

      Critical illness pioneer Dr Marius Barnard dies

      Dr Marius Barnard, the founder of critical illness insurance, has died at the age of 87.

      Professional Adviser | 14 Nov 2014 | 10:36

      Lloyds exits stand-alone protection advice

      Lloyds bank has announced it will no longer offer stand-alone protection advice across its Halifax, Lloyds Bank and Bank of Scotland branches after observing "significantly reduced" customer demand.

      Professional Adviser | 14 Nov 2014 | 07:52

      Ground-breaking protection campaign 'Seven Families' begins

      An award-winning campaign designed to demonstrate the real-life benefits of income protection has gone live.

      Professional Adviser | 03 Nov 2014 | 12:33

      Protection Watch… with Kevin Carr (Oct 2014)

      Our protection detective gives his verdict on five key developments in protection in the last month...

      Professional Adviser | 22 Oct 2014 | 10:18

      Aegon launches integrated whole of life trust policy

      Aegon UK has launched a whole of life protection plan which offers the ability to place the policy in a discretionary trust at application.

      Professional Adviser | 21 Oct 2014 | 13:26

      Protection Watch... with Kevin Carr (July 2014)

      Our protection detective gives his verdict on five key developments in protection in the last month...

      Professional Adviser | 30 Jul 2014 | 11:29
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      Retired IFA battling generation-old complaint pushes MP on ‘crazily unfair’ long-stop

      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.

      Professional Adviser | 03 Jul 2014 | 10:23
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      Scottish Widows confirms re-entry into IFA market

      Provider Scottish Widows has confirmed it will be re-entering the IFA market with protection products next year.

      Professional Adviser | 26 Jun 2014 | 13:22

      Armchair Critic: This is the best collective effort in protection I've seen

      Professional Adviser's resident Armchair critic has nothing but praise for the Income Protection Task Force's Seven Families initiative, but can advisers take advantage?

      Professional Adviser | 17 Jun 2014 | 10:58

      Protection figures 'shatter illusion' of declined claims

      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.

      Professional Adviser | 27 May 2014 | 10:28
      Champagne glasses ready at the Awards reception

      Five advisers on Protection Review Awards shortlist

      Five advisers are on the shortlist for Individual Protection Adviser of the Year at the upcoming Protection Review Awards.

      Professional Adviser | 12 May 2014 | 09:45

      Defaqto launches star ratings for life cover policies

      Research business Defaqto has added whole-of-life protection policies to its star ratings service.

      Professional Adviser | 01 May 2014 | 08:25

      Aviva CI to pay out on all heart attacks

      Aviva has enhanced its heart attack definition on new critical illness (CI) policies to pay out on the diagnosis of a heart attack regardless of severity.

      Professional Adviser | 14 Apr 2014 | 12:42
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      Aviva launches ‘high value’ cases protection team

      Aviva has launched a specialist protection team to offer a tailored service for protection cases with high levels of cover and large premiums.

      IFAonline | 25 Feb 2014 | 10:46


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