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We need to talk about… disruption

by Protection Review 13/01/19 Category: Comment

The second in our regular series looking at hot topics. We're trying to start a debate so it might be a little provocative. Is a tech giant or a global brand about to bulldoze its way into UK protection and disrupt the market from under our feet? We’ve all had the conversation. It’s a frequent topic of discussion, especially over a few beers when the protection great and good come together after an event. “I’m surprised no one has done it yet,” someone will say. “The UK protection market is ripe for disruption. When will we see the Uber or…
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Announcing the Protection Review I Mark for Innovation

by Protection Review 07/01/19 Latest News

We’re delighted to award the very first I Mark to: Vitality’s Dementia and FrailCare Cover. Click here to read our review. Congratulations Vitality. Now let's tell you what the I Mark is all about. Innovation is at the heart of how protection insurance can reach a wider audience. Past examples include not only new products such as critical illness insurance from the 1980s, but more recent developments such as straight through processing, teleunderwriting and the growth of third party services, as well as changes to the products themselves. At Protection Review our aim has always been to encourage better solutions for…
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We need to talk about… critical Illness updates

by Protection Review 19/12/18 Comment

In this new regular series we look at hot topics and try and start a debate. And it might be a little provocative. In the first of a new series of short comment pieces from the Protection Review team, we ask how often should critical illness policies be updated? We’ve noticed some companies updating their critical illness policies two, maybe three times, a year. They add extra conditions, partial payments and definition improvements. We never criticise product improvements. After all, adding a wider range of cover and improving definitions can only be good for customers. But we know these developments…
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Iona Bain shares her thoughts on LifeSearch’s Health, Wealth and Happiness report.

by ProtectionReview 07/12/18 Blog,Comment,Latest News

How much pay would you give up to achieve a more balanced life? That’s the question that LifeSearch recently put to around 2000 adults – and the answer was highly revealing. Most of us would be theoretically happy to sacrifice some of our pay if it made us happier, and around half of us would happily give up a 5 – 10 per cent chunk of our salary. That’s equivalent to £2000 if you consider the average UK salary of £25,417. So what’s going on? Do we hate our jobs and want to spend less time doing them? Or do…
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5QI, Alan Knowles, Cura & PDG

by ProtectionReview 06/12/18 5QI

1. What was the first record/CD/download you can remember buying? I wish I could say it was something like Metallica or AC/DC but actually the first CD I ever owned was George Formby's 'When I'm cleaning Windows', but not by choice, my grandparents bought for me saying it was a classic. And still today I find myself randomly humming it. The first CD I can remember buying myself was one of the 'Now That's What I Call Music' albums from the 90s. 2. What is your biggest pet hate about the world of financial services? No specific 'pet hate' as…
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