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.
BGL Group has today announced the signing of a five-year contract with Virgin Money to provide its new life insurance solution to customers of the bank.
COVER is delighted to announce that the COVER Excellence Awards 2017 have opened for nominations.
Fintech company Certua is intending to launch into market in 2017 with a 'robo-life insurance' product.
Fiona Murphy asks Debbie Kennedy, group head of protection strategy at Royal London, ten rapid fire questions on the launch of Diabetes Life Cover.
Royal London has launched its long-awaited life cover for people with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes.
VitalityLife paid 99% of Life claims, 93% of Serious Illness claims and 94% of Income Protection claims in 2016. In total, 807 claims were paid across all products.