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.
As the protection landscape changes, Deepak Jobanputra investigates how whole of life cover is becoming more of a necessity
Fiona Murphy finds a ‘vibrant' and ‘growing' whole-of-life market compared with its term assurance sister
The number of people living with diabetes in the UK exceeded the 4 million mark for the first time this year. Future Proof CEO David Mead shares case studies of arranging life cover for diabetes.
Less than half (48%) of homeowners have a policy and four in five renting households do not have life insurance, and research by Aviva has found.
Vitality has seen a 16% rise in profits to £42.8m for its life and health insurance businesses, while combined new business sales declined 2% to £105m in the 12 months to June 2015.
The #LiveLifeProtectIt campaign has launched to encourage consumers to save for a rainy day or take out protection insurance.
Life insurance has been placed sixth on a list of signs becoming an adult, being seen as a sign of becoming an adult by 21% of respondents to a survey for Beagle Street.
Canada Life has exclusively spoken to COVER on the reasons behind its return to the individual protection market, adding that the newly launched product is 'not the final design'
Canada Life has revealed details of its new individual term and critical illness products for the UK market.
The average amount HIV positive people are insuring themselves for has increased to an average of £137,192, a survey for Unusual Risks has found.
Zurich UK paid 92% of critical illness (CI) claims made in the first half of 2015, and 82% of income protection claims, the insurer's claims statistics have revealed.
VitalityLife has launched a Business Consultant Talent Academy to increase their number of business consultants offering support for advisers, with the first eight graduating this month.
Four in ten parents with children under the age of 18 do not have any life insurance, a survey for Sainsbury's Bank Life Insurance has found.
Beagle Street's Happy Homes research has found what people consider when choosing a mortgage and their thoughts on life insurance.
Over four in ten (42%) of parents have taken out life insurance, and 20% have made a will, research from Aviva has found.
Aviva is now offering £15,000 of free life cover for parents through all channels, including advisers.
The total premiums earned from life assurance premiums and income protection has risen by over £100millionin the second quarter of 2014, according to ONS figures.
Pre-paid funeral plan sales have hit a new half-year record, the total plans sold in the first six months of 2014 were almost equal to the whole of 2008's sales.
Direct life has launched a fully comparable buy now life insurance policy, available to advisers through Direct Life's LifeQuote service and direct to the public through Confused.com.
Sun Life Direct is to rebrand as Sun Life, with ambitions to become the UK's leading direct-to-consumer financial services brand.
Around 70% of HIV Life Assurance applications are now being made in connection with a mortgage, according to medical financial advisers Unusual Risks.
Nearly a quarter of HIV positive people now have life insurance.
The perceived value of a protection policy drops after its sale and is leading to lapsed policies, The Syndicate has said.