A new report from Zurich has revealed some worrying numbers on the extent of the income protection gap in both the UK and around the world. Gary Shaughnessy takes a closer look at some of the findings
Some 3.2 million working couples are 'double income, no option' (DINO) households, according to research by LV=. This means they are reliant on two incomes to make ends meet, and would struggle to cope if they lost one.
LV= is hosting a series of webinars for advisers looking at the financial resilience of specific customer groups, and how advisers can help them.
British Friendly has introduced an online Adviser Toolkit to encourage income protection sales.
Holloway Friendly has widened its new online underwriting process allowing protection advisers to write both full and short term income protection business in minutes.
Legal & General has announced the launch of a rehabilitation support service for customers of its Income Protection Benefit product.
Jan Dryden, director of nursing services at RedArc, has announced her retirement at the end of this year.
Protection product sales in Q2 2017 rose by 4.9% on the previous quarter, reaching £147.1 million, the highest level in five years, according to analysis from Equifax Touchstone.
Holloway Friendly has launched an online underwriting process allowing protection advisers to write short term income protection business 'in minutes.'
VitalityHealth had launched an Adviser Hub platform, offering 24/7 access and a range of developments for advisers.
British Friendly has hired Andy Parker as claims and underwriting director and Debbie Bonser as senior national account manager.
The Exeter's Nick Jones discusses the rise in self-employed people and the protection solutions out there for these individuals.
British Friendly is expanding its discretionary Mutual Benefits programme with three initiatives focused on health and wellbeing.
Aviva has launched a simplified income protection product called 'Living Costs Protection' which the insurer says is 'more affordable' for customers.
Steve Evans discusses the protection insurance needs of young people in the latest instalment of a series of monthly articles from Scottish Widows.
Cirencester Friendly has re-launched the Income Assured Plus product with new features after member and adviser feedback.
Holloway Friendly has introduced a tele-claims service supported by e-signatures, which has 'dramatically' increased its ability to pay claims quicker.
British Heart Foundation speaking as charity partner at tomorrow's COVER Protection and Health Summit 2017
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Alan Waddington has left British Friendly to join new insurance start-up Gryphon Group Holdings.
Canada Life Individual Protection has expanded its distribution team with the appointment of two relationship managers.
Cura Financial Services are going to be hosting a live broadcast discussing how advisers can benefit from quirky marketing.
First Complete's Steve Berry discusses strategies for selling income protection.
Over two thirds of the UK adult population either hasn't purchased any life insurance (57%) or doesn't know whether they have or not (11%), research from LifeSearch has found.