'Will remain an independent business'
Price comparison tool switches from insurer questionnaire format to customized style with 'catch-all questions' to reduce sales time
What do lower provider numbers and fewer products really mean for income protection and advisers?
Recent Defaqto figures show a 13% fall in IP plans available on the market, but does this mean the cover available is decreasing in quality?
Income protection decline leaving customers at risk of limited payment policies
Almost 60% of financial advisers struggle to complete all their tasks in a single day
Defaqto has published a review of the service provided by protection providers as rated by financial advisers.
British Friendly has hired Nick Telfer, previously of Vitality and Defaqto, in the newly created role of head of product and propositions.
Fiona Murphy finds a ‘vibrant' and ‘growing' whole-of-life market compared with its term assurance sister
Defaqto has released its 2015 star ratings for financial products, including protection policies, giving each a rating from 1 to 5.
Research business Defaqto has added whole-of-life protection policies to its star ratings service.
Defaqto has launched two new Life Assurance Star Ratings for products that can be purchased by consumers directly without going through a financial adviser.
Defaqto's Protection Service Satisfaction survey has found the timeliness of processing new business is the most important aspect of service for advisers recommending individual protection products.
Scottish Provident has been awarded a 5 Star rating for its critical illness plan for the 10th consecutive year.
Learn about Aegon's critical illness cover.
The number of short-term income protection (STIP) policies has increased by 120% since 2009, 'outstripping' long-term income protection (IP) sales, research has found.
In ‘an increasing trend towards severity-based critical illness cover' nearly 60% of critical illness policies now offer severity-based cover.
Healthier Solutions, Aviva's individual private medical insurance has achieved a 5 Star Defaqto rating for its comprehensive level of cover.
Ben Heffer, insight analyst of life and protection at Defaqto, explains how the market is more than just a one-dimensional growth story
Income replacement is the most important protection product available, Defaqto has said in light of today's Office for National Statistics unemployment data.
While many in the industry are predicting the end of whole of life, others are questioning how, post-RDR, it can be used to build more holistic cover, Nicola Culley reports.
My client is 35, single and earns a significant wage. He has no protection at all. He rents an expensive property in south west London and has no living relatives. I am trying to advise him on why he needs protection. What types could be best for him...