There has been a 'resilient' performance of the protection market in 2016 with sales of £521.0 million, up from the 2015 total of £457.3 million (+13.9%), Equifax Touchstone analysis has revealed.
Lutine, the niche and specialist life division of Ryan Direct Group, is launching a new business protection product to help businesses to protect themselves from the financial impact of losing a key talent, an executive or business partner due to illness,...
VitalityLife has made three enhancements to its Serious Illness Cover product that the insurer believes will lead to "more claims and, therefore, more pay outs for customers."
The Exeter has revealed that it paid 94% of all income protection claims received during 2016 as it published claimant case studies alongside claims data for the first time.
What do people value about protection insurance? It may be a basic question but a survey this week brought home the need for us to be creative in how we think about engaging our customers, writes Andrew Wibberley.
The typical person entering residential care will face total bills of between £50,000 and £93,000 depending on where they live, according to analysis by Royal London.
The 'Big Ideas' competition has selected its preliminary list of finalists to pitch in a Dragon's Den- style event in London with a chance of winning £10,000.
Friendly society PG Mutual has launched a new logo to "represent the modern 'mutual' it feels a friendly society in 2017 should reflect "
Fiona Murphy talks to Dr. Bippon Vinayak about why he launched Square Health, his plans for working with the protection industry, speeding up the screening process through IFAs and how his background in plastic surgery earned him the nickname 'the Rhinoplasty...
Synaptic Software is due to launch its instant quote and apply tool, Cover Me Now, at the end of March.
British Friendly offers perspective on why claims are declined, what affects the decision and enters the debate of why continued publication is so important.
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LV= has held talks regarding a merger with fellow mutual Royal London which broke down in recent months, according to reports today.
L&G's Richard Kateley says that advisers should make the protection insurance conversation much more personalised and appealing to clients.
COVER has launched an exciting piece of industry research, in association with Aviva, which focuses on the challenges your adviser business may face over the coming 12 months.
New disruptive insurer Lemonade says it can pay claims in just 3 seconds. Kevin Carr takes a closer look at whether this approach could work in the UK protection market.
As companies grow, do they intellectualise the marketing process too much? Do they lose touch with what their customers want from their products and services? Roger Edwards puts the case forward for firms to simplify their marketing strategies with three...
Nearly half (48%) of working women in the UK don't have any form of protection in place according to the findings of Aegon's 'Protection Matters' report.
Approximately 137.3 million working days were lost to sickness or injury in the UK in 2016, the lowest number of working days lost since the series began in 1993, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
Allianz Global Corporate & Speciality SE and Allianz Worldwide Care partner to deliver international healthcare in Singapore
Allianz Global Corporate & Speciality SE and Allianz Worldwide Care have partnered to launch a suite of compliant international healthcare insurance solution for Singapore.
Generali Employee Benefits UK has added to its group income protection (IP) policies.
Synaptic Software has reported a significant increase in protection requests from advisers on its Webline quote portal during January and February compared to the same period last year.
Scottish Widows has launched its Scottish Widows Protect policies on LifeQuote.
The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) has scrapped housing benefit for young adults aged 18-21 in proposals put forward in parliament on Friday 3rd March.