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Here are our picks of the stories your clients may have read in the weekend newspapers...
LV= will switch its protection business to gender neutral rates on 1 December and has announced its pipeline strategy for advisers.
The Financial Services Authority (FSA) has said general rules governing the handling of clients' medical information by advisers are sufficient after concerns were raised by a provider.
The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) is proposing to reduce the length of time it takes to process applications to register a lasting power of attorney (LPA).
Online adviser support on I-E tax changes and the gender directive has been launched by LV=.
Aegon has cut individual life and income protection rates to take advantage of the gender directive.
Aegon has published a guide to State bereavement payments that will be issued with all death claim packs.
Half the life insurance claims received by Scottish Provident last year were made for those under 55 years old, the insurer has revealed.
Bereavement benefits need to be altered to better support those who have suffered the death of a loved one, government research has found.
Life settlements fund EEA has generated nearly £40m in revenues in the last two months, despite its suspension following "unprecedented" redemption requests.
LV= has announced it paid 91% of income protection (IP) and 88% of critical illness (CI) claims in 2011.
Ageas has questioned whether the impending move to gender neutral pricing will result in women falling further behind men in their willingness to protect themselves.
Grieving clients could be missing out on thousands of pounds worth of state bereavement benefits, RGA has said.
Sex is the only subject more taboo than finances for UK families as many find the conversations too awkward and uncomfortable, a new report has revealed.
Introducing gender-neutral rates will result in premium hikes for life insurance and critical illness (CI), HM Treasury has warned.
Pruprotect is launching an adviser based up-selling scheme to offer existing term assurance clients whole of life cover with no additional underwriting.
LifeSearch is encouraging protection advisers to increase sales of family income benefit (FIB) products.