Holloway Friendly has paid 97% of claims in Q4 2017 and 96% of claims in 2017 overall after significant changes made to the friendly society's claims payments over the past year.
iPipeline has acquired TCP LifeSystems, a software solutions provider to life and pensions insurance companies, for an undisclosed sum.
LV= has made changes to its management team as a result of changes to its protection and retirement business, COVER can exclusively reveal.
Stuart Scullion discusses some of the key issues that are facing the UK health sector in the year ahead, including insurance premium tax, third-party relationships and GDPR
Recruiting the right people for the right roles can be tough for any business. Here, recent graduate Chloe Gilbert presents a personal view of promoting careers in insurance and reinsurance to the potential next generation
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
When there are children in a family, writes Steve Berry, it is especially important to think not just 'What if something happened to me?' but 'What if something happened to them?'
In the second of her two articles, Ruth Gilbert argues the ABI's recent consultation - now extended to 26 January - misses the chance to address the difficulties surrounding terminal illness claims
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.
Protection business to be named Guardian
The Association of British Insurers (ABI) has extended the consultation period for its 'Guide to Minimum Standards for Critical Illness Insurance' paper until 26 January 2018.
Fergus Bescoby discusses the symptoms and underwriting considerations associated with the inherited blood condition sickle cell disease
Scott Cadger runs through the four most common reasons people give for not taking out critical illness cover - and some suggestions on how advisers can offer reassurance on each in conversations with clients
The Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) has sought to provide clarity regarding any potential confusion over the products advisers should recommend to clients to cover a decreasing loan or mortgage.
Former Jelf MD to join in January
In the first of two articles, Ruth Gilbert argues the ABI's recent consultation on its review of the statement of best practice for critical illness has removed one controversial proposal only to slide in another
Axa PPP healthcare has published a "bite-sized" guide for employers to promote physical fitness in the workplace, after finding more than a quarter (27%) of employees do not exercise in the week.
Aviva and Royal London have both won 'gold' in each of the latest round of consultant F&TRC's nine protection category ratings.
Protection product sales have reached a five-year high, with total sales up 1.4% in the third quarter of 2017 and 7% year-on-year, according to data from Equifax Touchstone.
Has the protection sector now reached the stage where complexity is becoming one of the biggest threats to growth? Vicky Churcher urges product providers and advisers to 'keep it simple and straightforward'
Financial technology business IRESS saw a record-breaking month for protection new business in November, with 59,000 applications filled out compared with 49,000 12 months ago.
Holloway Friendly has taken the decision to close its Optimal Protection group risk brand to new business with immediate effect.
Young people aged 16 to 24 are more affected than other age groups by mental health problems such as anxiety and depression, yet are least likely to seek support, according to research from Aviva.
Old Mutual Wealth's (OMW) protection business has increased its financial limits and produced a new shorter questionnaire to speed up its underwriting process for advisers.