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 number of older people living with cancer in the UK is set to treble by 2040, with increased demand on health services, Macmillan has reported.
Friends Life has introduced fee facilitation options across a number of product ranges ahead of the implementation of new remuneration rules brought about by the Retail Distribution Review (RDR).
Insurance brokers have raised concerns about Financial Services Authority (FSA) plans to increase their compensation threshold under the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS).
The new managing director of Bright Grey and Scottish Provident has admitted the provider has "taken its eyes off the ball" with underwriting speeds.
Ageas Protect has promised to support customers whose applications cannot be placed on risk immediately before the introduction of gender neutral pricing.
Insurer Aviva's core protection products are to be made available to Tesco Bank customers after the companies agreed a five-year deal.
Royal London saw a 10% decline in new life and pensions business in the first quarter, citing difficult market conditions.
Sanlam Global Investment Solutions is launching an offshore bond designed to protect against volatile equity and bond markets.
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.
When addressing a client's protection needs, most products deal in the term space. But with people potentially outliving these contracts, Owain Thomas looks to whole of life for rejuvenation.
Phil Jeynes warns that removing components from simple products may mean weaker cover for clients.
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.
Our protection detective gives his verdicts on five key developments in the industry this month.
People are reluctant to talk about how serious illness or a death in the family could affect their finances. Advisers can play a role in changing this mindset.