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The government has announced that the new Bereavement Support Payment which comes into effect in April this year will be extended from 1 year to 18 months, although payments are now lower on a monthly basis.
AIG Life has become the first insurer to meet the Protection Distributors Group's 'Funeral Payment Pledge'.
F&TRC's Adam Higgs analyses how two insurers have launched online propositions in a bid to improve the numbers of advisers putting policies in trust.
Aviva's Robert Morrison discusses the progress of the iGPR and other technologies.
Fergus Bescoby discusses sleep disorders and the underwriting factors to consider.
UnderwriteMe has been chosen by three further, high profile intermediaries: Assured Futures, Tuto and Future Proof.
Future Proof is launching an Introducer Scheme to partner with generalist financial advisers who want to outsource their protection advice.
Legal & General's Richard Kateley says we should avoid pigeonholing advisers when discussing who should sell business protection. Here's why.
Royal London has launched an online trust service in the latest enhancement to its protection proposition.
Unusual Risks has reported that 75% of UK life insurers are now offering some form of HIV Life Assurance.
Paul Roberts discusses what changing retirement trends will mean for the protection market.
For nearly three in ten (28%) women in the UK, the inability to support themselves or their families financially is their greatest financial fear, according to research.
LifeQuote will support advisers whose clients do not have an email address as an increasing number of life insurers insist on email addresses on the application.
Zurich is rolling out e-signature approval for the AMRA (Access to medical records act) declaration and will soon be starting a pilot of electronic GP reports on individual protection policies.
Cura Financial Services has launched a video Advent Calendar which provides a daily tip for people looking for protection insurance.
Do UK life insurance companies know, or ever try and understand, how their customers feel during the hardest times in their lives, asks Roger Edwards.
Vitality has launched a dedicated website for advisers to act as a one-stop-shop for their information needs when doing business with the insurer.
The UK Group Risk market - more employees and premiums, but still too few employers writes Paul Avis.
With £28bn coming off fixed rates before the end of the year, First Complete and Pink are urging brokers to check their back books and make sure consumers understand their remortgaging options before the end of the year.
Dementia and Alzheimer disease has replaced ischaemic heart diseases as the leading cause of death in England and Wales.
Dean Lamble, previously Managing Director of SunLife has been named as Chief Executive Officer of SunLife as the company looks to expand further into the over-50s market.
Torquil McLusky explains the importance of understanding statistics properly, and using the information gleened responsibly