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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

National Friendly launches assisted living insurance

National Friendly launches assisted living insurance

National Friendly has launched an assisted living insurance product which it says is the first specifically aimed at supporting older people to extend independent living in their own home in later life.

21 Jun 2017

Admiral flouts FCA insurance renewal rules

Admiral flouts FCA insurance renewal rules

Admiral has agreed to contact customers who may have been given inaccurate information in renewal documents.

16 Jun 2017

New protection challenger to enter market

New protection challenger to enter market

An entrepreneurial start-up has raised £180m to design and build an insurance challenger which it says is now gearing up for launch.

14 Jun 2017

LV= adds free 'Doctor Services' to protection products

LV= adds free 'Doctor Services' to protection products

LV= is adding LV= Doctor Services to all personal protection products for new customers, at no added cost.

06 Jun 2017

Royal London and L&C launch mortgage protection solution

Royal London and L&C launch mortgage protection solution

Royal London has partnered with fee-free mortgage and protection adviser L&C to develop and test a new life insurance application service, Streamlined Mortgage Protection.

05 Jun 2017

VitalityLife launches adviser incentives on indexed policies

VitalityLife launches adviser incentives on indexed policies

VitalityLife is launching a new initiative to boost the take-up of the indexation option on all protection policies as concern about inflation continues to grow.

01 Jun 2017

First Complete & Pink report record mortgage and protection sales

First Complete & Pink report record mortgage and protection sales

First Complete and Pink have reported that their mortgage, protection and general insurance sales hit record highs in March 2017.

30 May 2017

National Friendly launches new PMI plans

National Friendly launches new PMI plans

National Friendly has revamped its PMI solution to offer two distinct policies, an In-Patient Plan and a Diagnosis Plus Plan.

30 May 2017

 

IRESS enhances Whole of Life offering

IRESS enhances Whole of Life offering

IRESS has updated its Whole of Life service on The Exchange, its online comparison quote and transaction portal.

24 May 2017

Paymentshield appoints new account managers for North & South

Paymentshield appoints new account managers for North & South

Paymentshield has announced changes to its national account management teams, with sales appointments in the North and the South.

23 May 2017

Aegon joins IRESS’ Exchange protection underwriting service

Aegon joins IRESS’ Exchange protection underwriting service

IRESS has today announced that Aegon is the latest provider to offer partially underwritten quotes through The Exchange, IRESS’ online comparison quote and transaction portal.

22 May 2017

Mortgage debt exceeds average life insurance pay out

Mortgage debt exceeds average life insurance pay out

People are likely to be under protected for the amount of mortgage debt they have, according to Aegon's protection claims statistics.

16 May 2017

First Complete and Pink launch buy-to-let insurance system

First Complete and Pink launch buy-to-let insurance system

First Complete and Pink have launched a new buy-to-let insurance system designed to help advisers offer clients a simplified way to ensure their property investments are protected.

16 May 2017

Canada Life launches products through IRESS portal

Canada Life launches products through IRESS portal

IRESS has announced that two new protection products from Canada Life will be made available to intermediaries through its online comparison quote and transaction portal, The Exchange.

15 May 2017

Source replaces ASU offering with Lifestyle Insurance product

Source replaces ASU offering with Lifestyle Insurance product

Source Insurance has launched a brand new Lifestyle Insurance product featuring enhanced cover options, widened acceptance and simplified quote journey.

09 May 2017

Protection insurers paid record £4.7bn in 2016

Protection insurers paid record £4.7bn in 2016

Around £13m a day was paid out to support people who have protection insurance products such as life insurance, critical illness or income protection, according to ABI figures.

08 May 2017

L&G campaign tackles stigma of mental health in the workplace

L&G campaign tackles stigma of mental health in the workplace

Legal & General has launched a new campaign, coinciding with Mental Health Awareness Week, which aims to reduce the stigma of mental health in the workplace.

08 May 2017

Royal London revamps IP cover with new maximum age of 70

Royal London revamps IP cover with new maximum age of 70

Royal London has introduced changes to its Income Protection and Key Person Income Protection covers.

04 May 2017

Consumers expect under half of IP claims to be paid out

Consumers expect under half of IP claims to be paid out

UK adults estimate that just 47% of individual protection claims are ever paid out, according to Aviva research, despite it paying out 96.7% of all individual protection claims in 2016.

03 May 2017

MAB adds Uinsure to GI panel

MAB adds Uinsure to GI panel

Mortgage Advice Bureau has added Uinsure to its General Insurance panel as part of its growth plans in the GI market.

02 May 2017

Friendly Societies still going strong

Friendly Societies still going strong

When choosing an income protection product, customers have significant choice. Not only as to the type of contract but also whether the provider is a ‘mutual’ or a ‘proprietary’ provider.

27 Apr 2017

Mortgage advisers losing up to £75m in GI commission

Mortgage advisers losing up to £75m in GI commission

Mortgage advisers are missing out on millions of pounds worth of potential commission, simply by failing to provide a home insurance quote with every mortgage or remortgage, according to research by Paymentshield.

27 Apr 2017

Royal London launches Diabetes Life Cover

Royal London launches Diabetes Life Cover

Royal London has announced the launch of a new life cover designed specifically for diabetics, which it says a first in the UK protection market.

26 Apr 2017

National Friendly strengthens PMI intermediary proposition

National Friendly strengthens PMI intermediary proposition

National Friendly has appointed Wayne Carter as its Head of Sales and Marketing to help grow its Private Medical Insurance intermediary network.

21 Apr 2017

LV= pays record £77m in protection claims

LV= pays record £77m in protection claims

LV= paid out almost £77 million in new individual protection claims in 2016 - more than it has paid in any other year.

21 Apr 2017

The ‘proper’ approach to protection

The ‘proper’ approach to protection

Protection insurance is rarely just bought; it’s sold. Brokers and lenders have a vital role in ensuring borrowers understand the obligations they’re taking on, and the real risks to their ability to meet them. Unfortunately, the evidence suggests we’re falling short.

20 Apr 2017

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