The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has barred Direct Line from showing a TV advert again after it was found to have misled consumers.
Helen Morrissey talks to a panel of experts about the options available to people when they reach retirement
IFAonline.co.uk has been inundated with comments on mortgage dual-pricing over the last few months. In response to requests from our readers, we are launching a campaign on the issue with a view to making the FSA listen properly to advisers' and brokers'...
Mortgage Next has launched a number of insurance products for directly authorised brokers, which guarantee to pay 30% commission for the life of the policies.
In the first of his two part series on inheritance tax Richard Warner goes through the ABC of IHT planning
Helen Morrissey talks to a panel of experts about how they expect the equity release market to develop
With the ABI now turning its attention to income protection, what can be done to give hope to a product that has suffered yet more declining sales? Lucy Quinton investigates Click here to download pdf
Where's our boom gone?
With less than a month until A-Day, the Association of British Insurers (ABI) is lobbying the Government to release final details and clarification on a number of outstanding issues and regulations.
Gemma, 30, has just bought her first property with a mortgage of £147,000. As she has income protection cover through her employer, Gemma is looking to take out a personal critical illness plan. Although she is a fitness fanatic and does not smoke, her...
budget protection focus
Selling and buying property can be a slow process, but let to buy could provide the ideal solution for clients in a hurry to buy their next home
With rapid growth since 1996, the buy to let market remains an attractive investment option for investors prepared to take a long-term view
MPPI rates remain competitive, however tighter underwriting on unemployment cover could be on the cards if the economic slump continues, writes Kirstie Redford
Imagine if a client wants you to arrange a mortgage to help them buy commercial property, having h...
Roger Alexander and Mike Houghton outline the mortgage protection options for clients taking their first step on the property ladder
Income protection could be the ideal form of mortgage payment protection for many borrowers, but it may not suit all clients, writes Adele Burton
By Jenne Mannion The Skandia/Newton Balanced Managed fund has increased its exposure to value compan...
Once advisers have ensured clients in the over 50s market have the right protection, it is crucial the legal small print is also taken care of, says Peter Gatenby
Sales of mortgage payment protection (MPPI) are slowly increasing, but there are still wide-spread misconceptions about both the product and what the State will provide if people are unable to work due to sickness, disability or unemployment, as Ben Marquand...
New style mortgage protection policies provide much better cover than traditional ASU contracts, says Tony Ayliffe. It is now time to start selling their benefits