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Paymentshield launches adviser introducer scheme

Paymentshield launches adviser introducer scheme

Paymentshield has launched an introducer scheme for mortgage advisers to encourage further engagement with general insurance.

23 Feb 2017

Openwork enhances protection advice process

Openwork enhances protection advice process

Openwork has introduced Personalised Risk Reports to help advisers emphasise the importance of protection to clients taking out a mortgage.

21 Feb 2017

Firm enters £12.5m redress scheme over GI sales

Firm enters £12.5m redress scheme over GI sales

A direct mail order and online business with permission to sell general insurance products has agreed to provide £12.5m redress to approximately 330,000 customers who were sold insurance that the FCA says offered "little or no value".

17 Feb 2017

Stonebridge Group adds AIG and Royal London to panel

Stonebridge Group adds AIG and Royal London to panel

From today, Stonebridge AR firms and members of its DA proposition, Stonebridge Genus, will have access to two new providers, AIG and Royal London.

15 Feb 2017

Source implements GI changes ahead of FCA deadline

Source implements GI changes ahead of FCA deadline

New FCA rules coming into force from 1st April require all general insurance renewal invitations to contain messages to encourage the policyholder to shop around.

02 Feb 2017

L&G pays out £180m through Early Warning System

L&G pays out £180m through Early Warning System

Legal & General paid out £44 million in 2016 as a direct result of its Early Warning System and has now paid out a total of £180.7 million from 2,411 claims as a direct result of the introduction of the system in 2010.

31 Jan 2017

Cover Choice launches dedicated broker site

Cover Choice launches dedicated broker site

Protection and PMI specialist Cover Choice has launched a dedicated broker website for regulated firms that prefer to outsource their protection.

30 Jan 2017

Shorter days, darker nights: Making sure clients are protected this winter

Shorter days, darker nights: Making sure clients are protected this winter

According to the Office for National Statistics’ (ONS) 2015 Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW) report, there were an estimated 785,000 incidents of domestic burglary in the UK, with each theft netting an average haul of £2,267.

27 Jan 2017

Employers 'overestimate group income protection by almost 140%'

Employers 'overestimate group income protection by almost 140%'

Employers overestimate the cost of Group Income Protection schemes by nearly 140%, research from Legal & General has revealed today.

26 Jan 2017

VitalityLife launches two new protection products

VitalityLife launches two new protection products

VitalityLife has today announced two innovative new developments for the protection market: Wellness Optimiser and Vitality Nurse.

26 Jan 2017

 

Scottish Friendly protection sales jump 54%

Scottish Friendly protection sales jump 54%

Scottish Friendly has announced record-breaking sales in 2016, reporting a 33% rise from £25.5m in 2015 to £33.9m.

25 Jan 2017

Source integration aims to help brokers rival comparison sites

Source integration aims to help brokers rival comparison sites

Source Insurance has launched a new range of exclusive integration options that it says will enable intermediaries to rival price comparison websites.

23 Jan 2017

Darlington and Furness appoint Uinsure as sole home insurance supplier

Darlington and Furness appoint Uinsure as sole home insurance supplier

Darlington and Furness building societies have chosen Uinsure as their exclusive home insurance supplier.

11 Jan 2017

The Source appoints BDM for Scotland and Northern Ireland

The Source appoints BDM for Scotland and Northern Ireland

Source Insurance has appointed Jack Robertson as the new Business Development Manager for Scotland and Northern Ireland.

11 Jan 2017

Investec launches Solvency II reporting solution

Investec launches Solvency II reporting solution

Investec Wealth & Investment has launched a fully-automated Solvency II reporting solution for financial mutual and insurance companies.

10 Jan 2017

Paymentshield enhances GI offering

Paymentshield enhances GI offering

Paymentshield has worked with its panel of insurers to enhance its GI offering and has implemented a range of changes.

09 Jan 2017

British Friendly pays 96% of IP claims in 2016

British Friendly pays 96% of IP claims in 2016

British Friendly paid 96.13% of Income Protection claims in 2016 according to its data, with over half of all claims (52%) authorised in one day or less.

06 Jan 2017

F&TRC announces 2016 protection ratings

F&TRC announces 2016 protection ratings

F&TRC has announced its 2016 product ratings for Income Protection and Relevant Life, in a bid to help advisers understand which providers are offering the most suitable and comprehensive protection products.

28 Dec 2016

Protection providers urged to offer incentives to existing clients

Protection providers urged to offer incentives to existing clients

First Complete and Pink are calling for protection providers to offer existing customers the same deals as new joiners.

21 Dec 2016

2017: the year to bring GI into your offering

2017: the year to bring GI into your offering

I have spent many years (more than I care to remember!) talking to brokers about general insurance. My message has always been the same - now is the time to capitalise on this opportunity.

21 Dec 2016

Why PMI means peace of mind

Why PMI means peace of mind

Studies show that the speed of diagnosis and quick access to quality treatment is essential to determining the chances of recovery. For example, over 350,000 people in the UK are diagnosed with cancer every year, Britain’s biggest killer. While there have been significant improvements in survival rates, the figures continue to differ among gender with survival being higher among women.

20 Dec 2016

Uinsure partners with the Melton and Mansfield

Uinsure partners with the Melton and Mansfield

GI provider Uinsure has been selected by both the Melton Building Society and Mansfield Building Society to become their sole supplier of home insurance.

20 Dec 2016

Protection sales soar 26% in 2016

Protection sales soar 26% in 2016

Protection product sales jumped by 8.2% (£10.5 million) to £139.3 million in Q3 2016, with overall protection sales soaring by 25.9% (£28.6 million) year-on-year.

19 Dec 2016

Three new distributors join UnderwriteMe

Three new distributors join UnderwriteMe

Following an initial launch with independent Protection advice firm, LifeSearch, and a direct to consumer implementation through Cavendish Online, UnderwriteMe has been chosen by three further intermediaries: Assured Futures, Tuto and Future Proof.

12 Dec 2016

Uinsure increases CSI to £75,000

Uinsure increases CSI to £75,000

Uinsure is increasing the Contents Sum Insured on its residential Home Insurance policy from £60,000 to £75,000.

08 Dec 2016

FCA finds 'concerning' exclusion clauses in intermediaries’ PII

FCA finds 'concerning' exclusion clauses in intermediaries’ PII

An FCA review into general insurance intermediaries’ professional indemnity has found policies containing exclusion clauses which gave the regulator "significant concerns" as the scope of the cover could fall below that required by MIPRU.

05 Dec 2016

Royal London launches online trust service

Royal London launches online trust service

Royal London has enhanced its protection digital capability with the launch of a new online trust service.

05 Dec 2016

Scottish Widows introduces electronic GP reports to speed up underwriting

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Scottish Widows introduces electronic GP reports to speed up underwriting

Scottish Widows has introduced electronic General Practitioner reports into its protection policy underwriting process to make it simpler and quicker to obtain customers’ medical information from their GP practice.

02 Dec 2016

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