Bright Grey and Scottish Provident are to launch a series of enhancements to their protection products by end of October.
Co-chairman of the Income Protection Task Force (IPTF) Clive Waller is to step down from his role at the end of this year.
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.
The Association of Mortgage Intermediaries (AMI) has entered discussions with a number of stakeholders over the launch of a trade body for protection.
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.
A suite of simple products designed to help consumers navigate the financial services market is to include a whole-of-life insurance plan.
Protection provider Cirencester Friendly has called for an industry standard for disclosing income protection (IP) claims statistics.
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".
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.
LV= has added benefits to its income protection (IP) offering for medics so they have a relevant level of cover.
Insurer Aviva has announced its gender-day (G-Day) pipeline strategy, including I-E tax change details.
BATTLE OF THE SEXES
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).