Income Protection

        Lighthouse launches mortgage and protection advice service

        Professional Adviser | 21 Jan 2015 | 07:54

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


        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

    Other Income Protection articles


      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

      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

      Swiss Re: Protection should be bought, not sold

      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.

      IFAonline | 04 Dec 2013 | 13:47

      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

      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


    Should simplified advice include an element of commission-based remuneration?