Old Mutual Wealth's Paul Roberts discusses the rise in self-employed and the importance of their protection needs.
Self-employment in the UK has surged since the financial crisis, with more than 1 million becoming their own boss since 2008. While much is written about the entrepreneurship of the millennial generation, particularly relating to the ever-expanding tech sector, a huge engine of self-employed growth is potentially being kept in the shadows. The Baby Boomer generation (those aged 50-69) has seen the fastest self-employed growth and now accounts for 1.9 million of the UK's 4.8 million self-employed,...
Zurich has launched a 'selfie' app called FaceQuote which estimates how much life cover someone might need.
The official supplement of this year's COVER Excellence Awards is available to read now as an eBook.
Child cover within critical illness plans has assumed a far greater importance in recent years, writes CIExpert's Alan Lakey.
Holloway Friendly has widened its new online underwriting process allowing protection advisers to write both full and short term income protection business in minutes.