To improve access to protection
The CMA's private hospital market debacle leaves it with a Sisyphean task, says Richard Walsh
Plans to encourage medical innovation are little more than experimental, writes Richard Walsh.
Richard Walsh assesses how far we have really come in the fight against HIV.
Group schemes or individual quotes? The choice makes for successful IP, writes Richard Walsh.
Richard Walsh looks at the upside of the CC's plans to improve competition in the PMI market.
Regular COVER columnist Richard Walsh reveals a colourful past in Whitehall as an NHS reformer and his views on the future of the protection market.
As the Ombudsman publishes its final decisions Richard Walsh sees how it can improve its reputation.
Certain restrictions on HIV-infected healthcare workers are to be lifted. Richard Walsh reports.
In January the FSA and OFT issued joint guidance on payment protection products. This is essential reading for IFAs selling protection products - especially those in the mortgage market.
Sorry to start the new year of on a cynical note but... Just before Christmas the NHS Commissioning Board (the central body which sets standards for the NHS) published a series of documents.
So, we are in political party conference season. This always coincides with reports from think tanks seeking to explore difficult issues we face. Every now and then a report comes along which is likely to have an important influence on economic policy...
Keep It Simple Stupid: The Review of Simple Financial Products is a significant strategic development in the protection sector. Richard Walsh highlights some key issues and a few problems in the making.
The world of financial adviser trade associations is currently in a state of flux.
It's not often that people in financial services take a long view of the future, but earlier this year the Long Finance Forum of Futurists produced the report: In Safe Hands, on possible scenarios for the future of financial services heading towards 2050....
The news that the ABI and British Medical Association (BMA) agreement on GP report (GPR) fees has broken down will usher in a period of uncertainty.