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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

Sesame adopts iPipeline’s protection quote portal

Sesame adopts iPipeline’s protection quote portal

Sesame has adopted SolutionBuilder - iPipeline’s research, quote and apply portal.

01 Dec 2016

L&G and Coventry announce general insurance partnership

L&G and Coventry announce general insurance partnership

Legal & General and Coventry Building Society have today announced a five year partnership to offer general insurance products to the Society’s members.

29 Nov 2016

LV= bolsters protection rehabilitation offering

LV= bolsters protection rehabilitation offering

LV= has expanded its protection team to help build and develop its early intervention services and ensure income protection claimants have all the help they need during their recovery to either stay in work or return to work.

28 Nov 2016

Half of employees would last just two weeks on Statutory Sick Pay

Half of employees would last just two weeks on Statutory Sick Pay

76% of employees believe they would last less than a month before having to make cutbacks on essentials if their salary was replaced with Statutory Sick Pay, according to Legal & General research.

25 Nov 2016

Budget 2016
Insurance premium tax raised to 12%

Budget 2016
Insurance premium tax raised to 12%

The government has announced that it will raise insurance premium tax from 10% to 12% from next June in order to "fund spending commitments".

23 Nov 2016

MAB to launch specialist protection offering

MAB to launch specialist protection offering

Mortgage Advice Bureau has announced a new partnership with specialist protection firm Vita to create a ‘Gold Standard’ protection offering.

23 Nov 2016

Insurers urge government to ‘refine not replace’ Solvency II

Insurers urge government to ‘refine not replace’ Solvency II

UK insurers are calling for regulators to refine Solvency II to make it more appropriate for the UK market and customers, rather than replace it entirely when the UK leaves the EU.

17 Nov 2016

Aviva’s new range added to LifeQuote platform

Aviva’s new range added to LifeQuote platform

All advisers using the LifeQuote protection platform now have access to Aviva’s full range of protection products.

16 Nov 2016

 

IRESS launches online protection underwriting proposition

IRESS launches online protection underwriting proposition

IRESS has announced added a new protection underwriting capability to its online portal, The Exchange.

16 Nov 2016

SunLife to expand over-50s offering

SunLife to expand over-50s offering

Dean Lamble, previously Managing Director of SunLife, has been named as the firm's CEO as it prepares to expand more widely in the over-50s market.

14 Nov 2016

Zurich appoints ex Pru-Chief as UK CEO

Zurich appoints ex Pru-Chief as UK CEO

Zurich has announced the appointment of Tulsi Naidu as CEO of its UK business, subject to regulatory approval.

11 Nov 2016

Berkeley Alexander launches new AXA range for IFAs

Berkeley Alexander launches new AXA range for IFAs

Berkeley Alexander has announced the launch of a new range of intermediary products underwritten by AXA.

11 Nov 2016

British Friendly appoints new CEO

British Friendly appoints new CEO

British Friendly’s Distribution and Marketing Director Iain Clark has been announced as the friendly society’s new CEO, subject to regulatory approval.

11 Nov 2016

Legal & General launches Insurance division

Legal & General launches Insurance division

Legal & General Group has announced the formation of a new division: Legal & General Insurance, under the leadership of Bernie Hickman.

08 Nov 2016

The reality of side stepping protection products

The reality of side stepping protection products

In my role as director of sales at Uinsure I spend much of my time talking to brokers and trying to make them understand the importance of adding protection products to their offering - both for their business’ sake and their clients.

01 Nov 2016

In the Spotlight with Paul Shearman, Openwork

In the Spotlight with Paul Shearman, Openwork

We spoke to Paul Shearman, Mortgage, Protection and GI Proposition Director at Openwork, about the firm's changing model and the taxation changes affecting buy-to-let.

28 Oct 2016

8% fewer intermediaries selling life and CI cover

8% fewer intermediaries selling life and CI cover

IFAs believe there is a growing threat of people not having life insurance and critical illness cover because fewer intermediaries are selling it.

24 Oct 2016

Have you got the right skills for protection advice?

Have you got the right skills for protection advice?

As an industry, we have a strong track record of providing good quality mortgage advice - there is strong expertise and a depth of talent underpinning that side of the market. However, protection, something which goes hand in hand with mortgages during the advice process, is an area where, collectively, there is room for improvement. How can firms develop their protection practices in a way that works for both the customer and the firm?

06 Oct 2016

The Right Mortgage adopts iPipeline’s SolutionBuilder

The Right Mortgage adopts iPipeline’s SolutionBuilder

The Right Mortgage and Protection Network has adopted iPipeline's client-centric, research, quote and apply portal - SolutionBuilder.

06 Oct 2016

Zurich returns to Source household panel

Zurich returns to Source household panel

Source insurance has announced the return of Zurich to its household panel.

05 Oct 2016

Royal London updates critical illness cover

Royal London updates critical illness cover

Royal London has announced a number of enhancements to its critical illness cover.

03 Oct 2016

Insurance Premium Tax raised to 10%

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Insurance Premium Tax raised to 10%

The standard rate of Insurance Premium Tax, which applies to most general insurance policies purchased in the UK, is going up to 10% from tomorrow after being increased by the previous Chancellor George Osborne in the Budget earlier this year.

30 Sep 2016

Calls for ‘Funeral Payment Pledge’ from insurers

Calls for ‘Funeral Payment Pledge’ from insurers

Insurers have been urged to do more to help bereaved families who face delays receiving the proceeds of a life policy after their claim has been agreed.

29 Sep 2016

Majority of homeowners under 40 have no CI cover

Majority of homeowners under 40 have no CI cover

More than half of homeowners aged 40 and under do not have critical illness cover for their monthly mortgage payment and household expenditure and more worryingly, 43% of 18-24 year olds who own a property don’t know what critical illness cover is.

29 Sep 2016

Mortgage Brain and iPipeline announce protection partnership

Mortgage Brain and iPipeline announce protection partnership

iPipeline’s SolutionBuilder and Mortgage Brain’s CRM system have integrated to give advisers instant access to multi-benefit protection quotes.

27 Sep 2016

The Right Mortgage Club selects Uinsure as preferred GI partner

The Right Mortgage Club selects Uinsure as preferred GI partner

The Right Mortgage Club has selected Uinsure as one of its preferred partners for general insurance to replicate the proposition which is in place for Right Mortgage & Protection Network.

26 Sep 2016

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