Aegon UK has launched a simple life protection product providing up to £500,000 worth of cover to advised clients aged between 18 and 49.
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.
Aviva has signed an exclusive three-year deal with the Lighthouse Group to provide life protection products through its national adviser division, Lighthouse Financial Advice (LFA).
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.
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".