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British Friendly extends Mutual Benefits programme to family members

British Friendly extends Mutual Benefits programme to family members

British Friendly has extended its discretionary Mutual Benefits programme to offer health and support benefits to members’ wider family.

19 Sep 2017

Can client fact-finding become an effective time saver?

Can client fact-finding become an effective time saver?

There are not many mortgage and protection advisers who would challenge that client engagement isn’t a good thing. Engaged clients are more responsive, more likely recommend and more likely to purchase. Therefore, it makes sense to introduce this engagement as early in the process as possible, but can this be achieved in a such a way that is beneficial to both the client and adviser?

12 Sep 2017

Hargreaves Lansdown to join Association of British Insurers

Hargreaves Lansdown to join Association of British Insurers

Hargreaves Lansdown has announced today that it is joining the Association of British Insurers.

08 Sep 2017

FCA closes exit fee investigation into one of six insurers

FCA closes exit fee investigation into one of six insurers

The FCA has today announced that an investigation into Police Mutual has been closed with no further action.

07 Sep 2017

In sickness and in health

In sickness and in health

I’ve lost count of the amount of my clients who’ve been into my office over the years with their spouse/offspring/family member and said to them, “If anything ever happens to me, Monica knows what to do”.

06 Sep 2017

L&G launches SmartQuote home insurance tool

L&G launches SmartQuote home insurance tool

Legal & General has launched SmartQuote - a mobile friendly tool which allows consumers to get a household insurance quote in about 90 seconds by answering five questions.

06 Sep 2017

The Right PMI Network enhances sourcing system

The Right PMI Network enhances sourcing system

The Right PMI has announced a number of new developments to its PMI sourcing system, including the addition of an automatically generated, fully-compliant fact find and suitability letter.

05 Sep 2017

Pure Protect to debut at FSE London

Pure Protect to debut at FSE London

Insurance broker Pure Protect is set to make its debut at Financial Services Expo London, taking place at Old Billingsgate on Wednesday 13th September.

04 Sep 2017

Just 13% of employees have a critical illness policy

Just 13% of employees have a critical illness policy

Nearly a third of UK employees have no financial back-up plans in place to support their lifestyle should they lose their primary source of income, research from Legal & General shows.

31 Aug 2017

18 firms to fund FCA's Schwarzennegger PPI campaign

18 firms to fund FCA's Schwarzennegger PPI campaign

Arnold Schwarzenegger will feature in the FCA's new campaign designed to create awareness of the PPI complaint deadline.

29 Aug 2017

 

Debbie Kennedy to leave Royal London for Australian insurer

Debbie Kennedy to leave Royal London for Australian insurer

Debbie Kennedy, Group Head of Protection Strategy at Royal London, is leaving the firm to join MLC Life Insurance in Australia.

25 Aug 2017

Tenet's Gemma Harle joins Intrinsic as mortgage network MD

Tenet's Gemma Harle joins Intrinsic as mortgage network MD

Intrinsic has appointed Gemma Harle to lead its mortgage & protection advice business.

24 Aug 2017

Sesame and PMS add CETA to GI panels

Sesame and PMS add CETA to GI panels

Sesame Network and PMS Mortgage Club have both added specialist provider CETA Insurance to their general insurance panels.

22 Aug 2017

A quarter suffer financial hardship due to ill health

A quarter suffer financial hardship due to ill health

Almost a third (31%) of UK adults have experienced temporary or permanent leave from work due to ill health or a death within the family, leaving them with nearly 50% more debt and 40% less savings, according to research from Aviva.

18 Aug 2017

Paymentshield goes paperless on home insurance

Paymentshield goes paperless on home insurance

Provider of insurance to the mortgage intermediary market, Paymentshield, has announced that customers will now receive their Home Insurance policy documents online.

14 Aug 2017

Advisers call for personalised protection products

Advisers call for personalised protection products

The majority of advisers want to see personalised protection products for common conditions as well as different customer segments, according to iPipeline research.

08 Aug 2017

In the Spotlight with Wayne Carter, National Friendly

In the Spotlight with Wayne Carter, National Friendly

We spoke to Wayne Carter, Head of Sales and Marketing at National Friendly, about the PMI market and how technology is revolutionising protection policies.

04 Aug 2017

Allianz take £500m stake in LV= for joint venture

Allianz take £500m stake in LV= for joint venture

Allianz Group and Liverpool Victoria Friendly Society (LV=) have agreed to launch a joint venture, creating a general insurance business with over 6 million customers.

04 Aug 2017

Former Genworth MD Peter Barrett joins Homelyfe

Former Genworth MD Peter Barrett joins Homelyfe

Peter Barrett, the former managing director of Genworth Financial, has joined Homelyfe as chairman of the business.

01 Aug 2017

The fear of using the C word

The fear of using the C word

According to a new study, although cancer survival rates in the UK have increased over the years, the improvements often lag behind those of other European countries.

27 Jul 2017

Royal London launches e-signature consent for medical record access

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Royal London launches e-signature consent for medical record access

Royal London will now allow customers to give consent to access their medical records using an e-signature, they have announced today.

21 Jul 2017

The Source creates intermediary division in senior shake-up

The Source creates intermediary division in senior shake-up

Source Insurance has appointed two new Directors to its main board amongst a raft of changes at senior level.

19 Jul 2017

Bankhall launches mortgage and protection compliance solution

Bankhall launches mortgage and protection compliance solution

Bankhall has launched a new mortgage, protection and general insurance compliance support solution for directly FCA authorised firms.

13 Jul 2017

L&G updates intermediary case management system

L&G updates intermediary case management system

Legal & General has today announced new upgrades to its intermediary case management system, Online Protection Connect.

10 Jul 2017

Landbay partners with L&G to launch BTL insurance

Landbay partners with L&G to launch BTL insurance

Buy-to-let mortgage lender Landbay has partnered with Legal & General to launch Landbay Insurance, a new insurance service for buy-to-let landlords.

10 Jul 2017

Myles Rix to leave LV= as life and retirement arms merge

Myles Rix to leave LV= as life and retirement arms merge

LV= has restructured its Life business to bring its Protection, Retirement Solutions and Heritage businesses under one management.

28 Jun 2017

In the Spotlight with Peter Goodman, CEO of Homelyfe

In the Spotlight with Peter Goodman, CEO of Homelyfe

We spoke to Peter Goodman, CEO of Homelyfe, about the technology platform's plans for the insurance market and his views on 'disruptive' technologies.

23 Jun 2017

Intelliflo streamlines protection quote service with iPipeline

Intelliflo streamlines protection quote service with iPipeline

Intelliflo’s Intelligent Office has integrated iPipeline’s research, quote and apply portal, SolutionBuilder.

22 Jun 2017

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