Aviva UK has reported a 21% drop in the value of new life business it wrote in the first half of the year, mainly due to a steep fall in annuity business.
Seven out of ten mothers rank family financial security among their top priorities but few are taking out protection cover or talking about the impact of their death, according to a study by Aegon.
Provider Scottish Widows has confirmed it will be re-entering the IFA market with protection products next year.
A generous insurance boss spent more than £500,000 throwing an office party for his staff - which even featured a concert by Olly Murs.
Almost two thirds of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) are at risk of a "severe impact" on their business by having no protection insurance for their owners and key employees, Zurich has warned.
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Clients' protection priorities are changing and so too are the tools on offer to help advisers find the right solutions.
The outlook for the financial services sector is seen to be improving as a consequence of the Retail Distribution Review (RDR), but most advisers report protection sales continue to lag following its introduction.
Royal London Asset Management (RLAM) has reported a record year for external new business in 2013, with gross inflows up almost 70%, a highlight in a strong set of results for its life company parent.
Zurich has launched an investment linked protection solution on its platform, which will allow policy holders to protect platform investments from stock market fluctuations.
Legal & General (L&G) has simplified its underwriting processes for advised clients applying for life insurance, saying some 80% of applicants can now expect an immediate decision.
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Insurer Zurich UK has pledged to continue to support advisers and says it has no existing plans to build a direct-to-consumer (D2C) offering, as the company announced mixed results for the first half of the year.
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The Income Protection Task Force (IPTF) has said it is "delighted" by the recent publication of income protection (IP) claims statistics by insurance companies, and argued the move would boost consumer confidence in the market.
LV= retirement and protection businesses both achieved 15% growth in 2012 according to its latest results.
The new dedicated Middle East & North Africa (MENA) presence will offer speciality insurance products giving customised solutions against the growing risks in the region.
IFAs have lost significant protection policy renewal income following G-Day price hikes, an adviser has said.
The Financial Services Authority (FSA) should tighten up the way some providers market their services, according to one adviser who says he is continually bombarded by providers pushing commission.
Plan Money has partnered with an aggregator and launched its first automated, non-advised proposition for protection business.