Aviva is advancing life cover payments to help families meet funeral costs by increasing the amount it can pay in advance to £11,000.
Paradigm Protect, the directly authorised protection proposition, has announced a new relationship with funeral plan provider, Golden Charter.
The Right Will and Estate Planning Ltd has launched a referral service for advisers to offer their clients Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney.
Andy Walton, Protection Proposition Director, Mortgage Advice Bureau talks to Fiona Murphy about the 'art of selling protection' and other observations on the protection market.
Aegon has said it will save advisers and their customers about 'five days of waiting' following improvements made to its back-office systems and underwriting processes.
Drewberry Insurance has launched the UK's first online comparison service for relevant life insurance.
British Friendly has signed up to the Protection Distributor Group's (PDG) funeral payment pledge and paid its first claim under the benefit.
The government has opened a consultation on implementing changes to make it easier to claim a Funeral Expenses Payment.
Old Mutual Wealth will help people meet the escalating cost of funerals by advancing payment of the sum assured up to £10,000 across several products including its Protect range.
Zurich Middle East has launched a programme called Zurich FutureReady to help financial advisers in United Arab Emirates (UAE) prepare for the upcoming regulatory changes to the country's life insurance industry.
National Friendly has today launched 'Assisted Living Insurance', specifically aimed at supporting older people to extend independent living in their own home in later life.
It remains to be seen whether the increase in probate fees proposed by the Government earlier this year will be resurrected by the new administration, writes Aviva's Mark Cracknell.
LV= has announced the launch of its new pre-underwriting tool, in partnership with UnderwriteMe, in a bid to improve the underwriting process for advisers.
Entrepreneurial start-up company Gryphon Group Holdings Limited, has raised £180m in funding to design and build an 'insurance challenger' that seeks to protect more families in the UK.
iPipeline received a 17% increase in applications the night before the 2017 General Election.
Aegon is the latest insurer to sign up to the Protection Distributors Group's (PDG) funeral payment pledge, to help bereaved families meet the funeral costs of their loved ones.
Protection product sales in Q1 2017 rose by 6.6% (£8.7 million) to £140.2 million, returning to the peak levels of 2016, according to analysis from Equifax Touchstone shared exclusively with COVER.
Legal & General has launched a Buy Now life insurance policy with Direct Life which will be initially available on Confused.com.
Scottish Widows Protect has added Synaptic Webline's multi-benefit quoting service to its Scottish Widows Protect offering.
People with HIV who took out life insurance between 2009 and 2013 should review their policy, Unusual Risks has urged.
Here is the story of Mrs K from London, who had to make a claim on the life insurance policy of her partner.
Scottish Widows has published its protection claims statistics which show that it paid out 99.38% of life claims in 2016, an increase of 0.5% compared with 2015, and 93.2% of critical illness claims, an increase of 2.7%.
Zurich is the latest provider to sign up to the Protection Distributor Group's (PDG) Funeral Payment Pledge to help protection customers with funeral costs.
Life expectancy of 20-year-olds starting treatment for HIV has increased by around a decade to age 78 in the EU and North America due to improvements in treatment.