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Market data | 23 Mar 2015
The text available here is an extract of the report "Income protection and critical illness insurance in the UK, key trends and opportunities to 2018. Timetric. February, 2015". It provides an overview on the Income protection and critical illness insurance market in the UK, with suppo...
Technical articles | 01 Oct 2006
Clive Waller previews a forthcoming "white paper" on an important insurance cover.  The Income Protection Task Force, an industry lobby group of which I am co-organiser along with Peter Le Beau, is to produce a White Paper on the future of income protection cover in the UK.  We ha...
Technical articles | 01 Jul 2004
Journal of Insurance Research and Practice - Research by the Association of British Insurers estimates that 10% of income protection claims are false and two out of three people would make a fraudulent insurance claim if they could get away with it.
Technical articles | 01 Sep 2008
Income protection (IP) cover - also known in some markets as disability income - is, on the face of it, conceptually a rather attractive product. If you cannot work because of illness or accident, then, after a set period - the deferred period, and usually a minimum of four weeks - the poli...
Technical articles | 01 Sep 2007
Payment protection insurance Payment protection and mortgage payment protection are short-term general insurance products that are designed to provide a monthly income to enable the insured to keep up loan repayments in the event of inability to work because of accident, sickness or unem...
Technical articles | 01 Aug 2007
Roy Wheatcroft and Stuart Paton Evans say the need for income protection cover has never been greater.  If you were to pick any person, randomly, in the street and ask them what they value the most, few wouldn't name their family, health and finances.  Even fewer would say that th...
Technical articles | 01 Aug 2005
Clive Waller says advisers should emphasise the benefits of income protection cover and not be seduced by marketing promotions for critical illness policies.  Recently I saw a beautiful coat in a renowned London outfitters that has been famous since Victorian times for the rain-protect...
Technical articles | 01 Jan 2010
With the State increasingly unable to support those forcced off work through sickness or injury, logic dictates that demand for income protection cover should be high - but sales of this "Cinderella" product continue to disappoint.  Harvey Jones finds out why.  Intermediaries and ...
Technical articles | 01 Jul 2008
It's the question no adviser should too embarassed to ask.  After all, as Harvey Jones explains, the UK populations over-extended credit lines are matched only back the lack of solid protection insurance.  How do you solve a problem like protection?  The insurance industry ha...
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