Swiss Re: Protection should be bought, not sold

IFAonline | 04 Dec 2013 | 13:47

The challenge for protection insurers in today's market is to adapt their approach so products are "bought, not sold", a report by Swiss Re concludes.


Protection watch...with Kevin Carr (November 2013)

Our protection detective investigates five key developments in the past month...

IFAonline | 15 Nov 2013 | 10:47

Aviva to write all individual IP policies as own occupation

Aviva is to underwrite all individual income protection (IP) policies on an own occupation basis, including part-time occupations.

IFAonline | 21 Oct 2013 | 13:20

Other Income Protection articles


Bright Grey and Scottish Provident enhance IP products

Bright Grey and Scottish Provident are to launch a series of enhancements to their protection products by end of October.

IFAonline | 05 Sep 2013 | 10:37

How to offset the income protection downturn

The protection market is in flux but the upturn in mortgage activity provides an attractive point for advisers to reconsider their strategy in the area. Avelo’s Dave Miller explains.

IFAonline | 05 Sep 2013 | 08:00

Gosling's Grouse: PPI in the sky

I am in the money, the drinks are on me. Yes, I have had a successful PPI claim. After literally years of getting those annoying phone calls, texts, and bits of junk mail through the post, I thought I would join in and make a payment protection insurance (PPI) claim.

IFAonline | 05 Aug 2013 | 14:49
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Personal injury: Making the money go the distance

Clients with financial settlements after catastrophic injuries need the best advice they can get. Nicola Brittain, asks: is this a growing market for advisers?

IFAonline | 01 Aug 2013 | 08:00

Waller steps down from Income Protection Task Force

Co-chairman of the Income Protection Task Force (IPTF) Clive Waller is to step down from his role at the end of this year.

IFAonline | 02 Jul 2013 | 11:20

Nucleus to expand protection product range

Nucleus is set to expand the range of protection products available on the wrap to include inheritance tax and death-in-drawdown policies, among others.

IFAonline | 22 May 2013 | 11:40

Protection, you've changed

Dave Miller, head of portal at Avelo, explains how to take advantage of opportunities arising from changes to the protection market.

IFAonline | 02 May 2013 | 08:00

Protection watch...with Kevin Carr (Apr 2013)

Our resident protection detective, Kevin Carr, runs the rule over five developments in the last month…

IFAonline | 25 Apr 2013 | 08:00

Protection: an idea to ease advisers' workload

Like it or not, when assessing the hours of work per case in relation to the remuneration, protection business is often less profitable than other lines of advice.

IFAonline | 22 Apr 2013 | 12:45

AMI in talks over launch of protection trade body

The Association of Mortgage Intermediaries (AMI) has entered discussions with a number of stakeholders over the launch of a trade body for protection.

IFAonline | 15 Apr 2013 | 10:45
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Advisers revisit protection commission ban 'catastrophe'

Advisers and providers reiterated the "catastrophe" that would befall the advice sector if the incoming Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) read across a ban on commission in the retail investment market to protection.

IFAonline | 19 Mar 2013 | 13:15
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Simple product suite to include whole-of-life cover

A suite of simple products designed to help consumers navigate the financial services market is to include a whole-of-life insurance plan.

IFAonline | 13 Mar 2013 | 09:55

Protection provider calls for IP industry standard

Protection provider Cirencester Friendly has called for an industry standard for disclosing income protection (IP) claims statistics.

IFAonline | 12 Mar 2013 | 07:45

Baigrie pans providers’ 'petty theft' of advisers' clients

Tom Baigrie, the chief executive of protection broker LifeSearch, has hit out at product providers for pretending to "police" advisers' relationships with their customers, a practice he dubbed "institutional petty theft".

IFAonline | 08 Mar 2013 | 16:48
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FSA issues guidance on selling 'payment protection' plans

Firms distributing 'payment protection' products - such as short-term income protection - must ensure salespeople do not have inappropriate incentives to sell them, the Financial Services Authority (FSA) has stressed in new guidance.

IFAonline | 24 Jan 2013 | 10:20

LV= enhances IP product for medics

LV= has added benefits to its income protection (IP) offering for medics so they have a relevant level of cover.

IFAonline | 01 Nov 2012 | 10:46

Gender-neutral pricing: a bit of clarity

Andrew Tully, pensions technical director at MGM Advantage, assesses the impact of gender-neutral pricing…

IFAonline | 25 Oct 2012 | 08:00


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