Savings trump life cover for over 50s during pandemic

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John Brazier
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Savings trump life cover for over 50s during pandemic

Research shows that only one-in-three over 50s were covered by life insurance throughout Covid-19 pandemic year

The results of a survey of over 2,000 UK adults over 50 years of age, conducted by Opinium in January and February this year, show that just over half of respondents (52%) prioritised putting money into savings instead of paying for life cover. Despite these varying levels of coverage, three in 10 over-50s stated that it was "more important than ever" to have life insurance in place, rising to 47% among those with a mortgage still to pay, indicating that still having costs to pay on a home is...

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