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  • Taking a personalised approach to underwriting

    21 November 2019

    Sponsored article There are very few people that cannot be served with some form of protection, writes Johnny Timpson, Scottish Widows Protect Technical and Industry Affairs Manager New protection products, innovations and adaptations regularly fill the trade press headlines, but it’s rare to hear about the service that improves access to the actual benefits...

  • Protecting against criminal damage to property

    18 November 2019

    As many as 283 incidents of criminal damage to property are reported every day, the equivalent of one every five minutes, according to figures published by Direct Line. A freedom of information request found there were over 51,500 investigations into criminal damage to properties, including vandalism, graffiti and arson, in the first six months...

  • More bereavement support needed for workers and line managers

    14 November 2019

    UK workers suffering with bereavement should be given more support, according to MetLife UK.  Research has shown that one in 10 employees is affected by bereavement(1) at any given time, with the most recent government data showing that around 96,000 people of working age die each year(2). MetLife said that while the impact of...

  • SimplyBiz Group to use iPipeline’s SolutionBuilder protection comparison software

    13 November 2019

    SimplyBiz Group has selected iPipeline’s SolutionBuilder to enhance its member firms’ protection propositions. The protection research, quote and apply tool allows advice firms to compare all protection needs in accordance with a client’s specific needs and budget and to share and review their options with the client. SimplyBiz is offering all those who use its...

  • Honest health and lifestyle answers can help get better policy terms

    10 November 2019

    New rules have been introduced to encourage pension savers to fully disclose their health and lifestyle information that could enable them to secure higher retirement incomes. The rules commit financial firms to ask health and lifestyle questions and use that information to generate a market-leading quote. According to retirement specialist Just Group, retirees seeking...

  • Value protection policies to cover student anxiety

    6 November 2019

    Two thirds of students would value protection policies offering counselling services, according to MetLife UK, as research reveals that the majority suffer with anxiety. Research among students showed that 87.5% struggle with feelings of anxiety, with two out of five (42.8%) admitting they are often or always worried and one in three (33%) suffering...

  • MetLife focusses on SME staff wellbeing

    5 November 2019

    MetLife is focusing on the wellbeing of small-to-medium enterprise employees, as research found that nearly a third of SME firms believe staff wellbeing has become a major issue. MetlLife has introduced an Employee Assistance Programme (EAP), as part of its Group Life proposition, covering financial, mental and physical wellbeing. Research among SMEs employing between...

  • Protecting and planning for greater longevity

    4 November 2019

    People are underestimating how long they may live, leaving them financially unprepared for their retirement years, new research from Scottish Widows has shown.  One in five people (19%) currently base their own life expectancy on the age to which their grandparents lived, despite lifespans increasing by as much as 11 years across three generations....

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