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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

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

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