ASDA has announced plans to triple the number of customers covered by its over 50s life insurance plan.
Nearly two-thirds (63%) of people in Britain continue to think ‘it' will never happen to them according to new independent research commissioned by Scottish Provident.
Sales related to PPI implosion
Peter Carvill tries to understand why group critical illness appears to be underperforming and how advisers and providers are looking to change this Click here to download pdf (PDF, 2MB)
Canada Life Group Insurance has introduced a one-time underwriting policy on its group life schemes.
Peter Carvill discusses how the group income protection markets are likely to fare over the next year Click here to download pdf (PDF, 3.8MB)
It is not surprising that whole of life is unpopular with consumers: the product, which gets more expensive as the policyholder gets older, seems particularly unattractive during a recession. Could it get any worse? Probably not. Peter Carvill asks if...
Despite a drop in mortgage-related protection sales, the market is bearing up in the face of the recession. Peter Carvill investigates why some areas of TA are in fact skyrocketing Click here to download pdf (PDF, 1.1MB)
Canada Life Group Insurance is increasing its group life product's free cover level (FCL), removing the need for medical underwriting for many members.
Helen Morrissey discusses the annuity market with a panel of experts
Last year's high hopes that international PMI was set to boom have dissipated into uncertainty. Peter Carvill explores how the financial downturn has affected this previously confident market Click here to download pdf (PDF, 1.4MB)
Helen Morrissey talks to a panel of experts about the challenges and prospects facing the annuity market
Helen Morrissey talks to a panel of experts about the options available to people when they reach retirement
The future is bright?
Helen Morrissey talks to a panel of experts about the challenges and prospects for the SIPP market going forward
Due in part to the Government's removal of tax relief on PTA, term assurance has failed to stay at the sales peak reached in 2004. Peter Carvill investigates why it has not reached its formerly lofty heights again. Click here to download pdf
Facing your fears
Group income protection provider Unum is set to introduce a raft of new features to its Group Life proposition as part of an ongoing review.
In a critical condition?
With the Pre-Budget Report came news that PTA may be scrapped from April. What will this mean for a term assurance market that was just gaining steam? Sam Barrett investigates Click here to download pdf
Friends Provident is considering re-entering the group life market by the end of the year, according to its head of protection marketing Ian Jefferies.