Karin Lloyd, claims expert and one of the architects of Seven Families, has appeared as a backing singer on a charity single to raise funds for SANE.
Swiss Re's Term and Health Watch 2017 has shown growth across all individual protection products, with income protection showing the highest levels of growth at 9.8%.
The Association of British Insurers (ABI) has changed its methodology for publishing protection claims stats with income protection claims payments experiencing a decrease compared to the previous way of reporting claims paid.
Royal London has removed the age restrictions for all occupations under its income protection (IP) and Key Person income protection covers.
Paul Harwood is the latest recruit to join the new management team at Holloway Friendly.
Aviva has released its first Individual Protection Claims Report which highlights that it paid out 96.7% of all individual protection claims in 2016.
British Friendly has added Bereavement Benefits to its discretionary Mutual Benefits programme, which is core to its income protection proposition.
LV= has signed up to Synaptic's Multi-Benefit quoting service, enabling advisers to compare its multi-benefit and single benefit products and share the most suitable protection product with its clients.
Shepherds Friendly paid 97% of income protection claims during 2016.
Cirencester Friendly has released its 127th Annual Report and Accounts, which reveals 'accelerated' growth during 2016, with income, assets and Membership all increasing.
British Friendly has appointed Julie Greenwood as distribution director.
Gen Re has reported sales increases for most protection policies with income protection showing the strongest levels of growth while guaranteed whole of life plans have struggled.
British Friendly has launched an app that gives members access to the free healthcare services available through the Mutual Benefits programme.
iPipeline has integrated its SolutionBuilder quote and apply portal with 360 Dotnet's client management system, 360 Lifecycle.
Now that the dust has settled after the consultations on the Green Paper and the new single financial guidance body (SFGB) it is time to look forward to how we can make progress towards making the households of the UK resilient in the event of sickness...
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.
Friendly society PG Mutual has launched a new logo to "represent the modern 'mutual' it feels a friendly society in 2017 should reflect "
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.
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.
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.
The treatment of income protection in the new Universal Credit (UC) system will create an obstacle to take-up and needs revision, The New Policy Institute has warned.
SAMI Consulting has called for a greater government focus on rehab, good communication and the protection needs of the self-employed in its Green Paper wishlist.
LV= discusses how it would like to see financial resilience top of the agenda for the new Single Financial Guidance Body (SFGB).