Zurich's UK Life business saw profits fall 17% to £55m for the first half of 2015 compared to the first half of 2014 however annualised premium equivalent rose 35% to £466m, the insurer's half year results have revealed.
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The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF), a USA based non-profit organsiation has launched a London division.
Lifequote has added a whole of life (WoL) comparison service, after research found Inheritance Tax (IHT) and estate planning are adding to the demand for WoL.
The Association of Professional Financial Advisers (APFA) has called for a 15 year longstop and for the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to freeze its budget for two years.
Zurich's changes to its critical illness policy are ‘all positive' and will help Zurich maintain its position in the market, CIExpert has said.
Zurich has announced changes to its critical illness (CI) cover - changing definitions for cancer, multiple sclerosis (MS) and heart attacks.
Zurich has revealed it paid out 93% of income protection claims to over 687 customers during 2014.
Zurich UK Life saw an increase in new business value (NBV) of £125m, 17% up on the previous year, with corporate business driving growth.
Zurich Life chief executive Gary Shaughnessy has joined the board of the Personal Finance Society (PFS) as an adviser.
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Zurich has launched a flexible group income protection proposition aimed at employers with at least 250 employees.
Zurich has announced that it paid over 91% of its critical illness claims in 2014 to 750 customers with payments amounting to over £63.1 million.
The number of advisers selling protection is to be a growing concern during 2015, Zurich's head of retail propositions Peter Hamilton has said.
SMEs are facing ‘significant business risks' by partnering with suppliers not covered against the loss of a key employee, Zurich has warned.
The Finance & Technology Research Centre (F&TRC) has launched a tool for advisers, the Quality Analyser Research and Panel Selection comparison service for protection.
Zurich is to extend its distribution capacity offered through Openwork advisers following the adviser network's with over 900 new protection advisers.
Zurich has launched a free and confidential support service for its protection customers and their immediate families.
Zurich has increased the maximum term for its critical illness cover from 30 to 40 years, in a bid to protect customers with longer mortgages and to reflect changing retirement patterns.
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Zurich has revealed it paid 100% of income protection claims during January and June 2014.
Insurer claims "all key measures" have improved in past 12 months.
Zurich has increased its financial evidence limits for customers applying for life and critical illness insurance.
Zurich has enhanced its Whole of Life proposition by providing advisers with access to online quotes and applications.