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Zurich UK Life has poached Cofunds key account manager Rose St Louis to head its new retail distribution team.
Aviva has said it expects its acquisition of rival Friends Life to generate extra revenue of £600m over the next two years, including and cost savings for the company of £225m.
Mortgage adviser network Personal Touch Financial Services (PTFS) has supported the launch of eKeeper's life assurance quotes service AssuranceKeeper.
Support services firm SimplyBiz is holding a dedicated 'protection awareness week' for advisers after it found "the protection gap is as much of a problem now as it has ever been".
Protection will be the biggest growth area for a third of advisers, a sentiment report has shown.
Barclays Stockbrokers has re-launched its execution-only service to intermediaries with an enhanced adviser support team.
A week after Standard Life said it would not add an adviser charging facility to some legacy products, one adviser argues that not doing so could lead to an increase in transfers following the Retail Distribution Review (RDR).
Towergate Financial has acquired the financial planning business of the Melton Mowbray Building Society.
Stockton on Tees based IFA WR Financial has launched a joint venture with nearby accountacy business ChipChase Manners Chartered Accountants.
Avelo has launched a private medical insurance (PMI) service for advisers to compare health insurance contracts from eleven providers.
Protection is seen as a key growth area by IFAs with almost two thirds optimistic about increasing business in the sector this year.
The most unnecessarily underinsured group in the UK is the HIV community, according to specialist advisers Unusual Risks.
LV= has launched a free online tool to help advisers write new and existing life policies in trust from any provider.
Old traditions such as Sunday dinner and playing board games are still at the heart of family life, according to research from Aviva.
Aviva has launched an adviser-facing awareness campaign to help IFAs emotionally engage with clients and their families while approaching the subject of protection.
Phil Jeynes warns that removing components from simple products may mean weaker cover for clients.
Given the Financial Ombudsman Service's (FOS) desire to see larger caseload contributors paying a greater share of the costs, do you think this heralds a focus on smaller companies well being from regulators?
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.
Paul Avis discusses the benefits and pitfalls for advisers considering the group protection sector.
Scottish Widows has revealed it is examining the possibility of re-entering the IFA protection market.
Lifesearch has bucked the trend of declining protection sales with a significant growth in business last year.
Advisers have given the Treasury's simple products initiative a tentative thumbs up while recognising that the financial services industry is overly complicated.