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Income Protection unemployment figures

Commenting on unemployment figures, Emma Walker, head of protection at said: "With Government statistics today revealing employment levels are down by over 120,000 and redundancy levels have risen by 28,000 over the last quarter, it's no surprise some Brits may be worried about job security.

BUPA Individual Protection ensures streamlined application process

Bupa Individual Protection has announced the launch of a new tele-interviewing service, following the success of a recent pilot scheme. This latest development is part of Bupa's on-going commitment to meeting the needs of its customers.

Beware of rip-off redundancy insurance

As the UK economy slips into recession, more of us are likely to lose our jobs. In September, 31,800 people claimed jobless benefit, lengthening the dole queue to almost 1.8 million. And at times like these, many of us may be tempted to insure ourselves against being made redundant.

LV= wins ‘Individual Income Protection' award

Insurance and investment group LV= has won the Individual Income Protection category at this year's COVER Excellence Awards.

Covered against the redundancy aftershock of the credit quake? advises consumers to consider protecting themselves against the worsening effects of the credit crunch.

Surge in demand for payment protection

News that the deteriorating economy is beginning to inflict a toll on the jobs market has seen a commensurate surge in demand for unemployment insurance protection polices, says

LifeSearch: YouGov protection research

Matt Morris, Senior Policy Adviser at LifeSearch, comments on YouGov's recent Protection research: "The research that YouGov compiled for Financial Planning Week shows how important it is to take out financial protection.

Could you get by without Protection?

Recent research by YouGov found that only 15% of people asked would get by without any financial difficulty should their financial circumstances change for the worse due to long term illness or incapacity.

Income Protection - Nobody's child?

Income protection is the single most important financial planning need and the first consideration in any financial plan.

Surprise demands add to the burden for six in ten Brits

Almost two thirds of Britons say they have been hit by at least one unwelcome financial surprise in the past three months (63%) and household and utility bills have been the biggest shock of all according to new research from Combined Insurance.

LifeSearch: YBS protection research

Matt Morris, Policy Adviser at LifeSearch, comments on the Yorkshire Building Society's new protection research: "I think the report that Yorkshire Building Society released today - The Protection Gap: How the UK is Living on the Edge

Consumers fail to protect themselves against economic downturn

New consumer research commissioned by the ABI has shown that people are pessimistic about the current and future economic climate.

Legal & General celebrates Family and Personal Income Plan

Legal & General launched its Family and Personal Income Plan (FPIP) seven years ago, and in that time over 73,000 families have been covered.

Credit crunch may unravel family finances

Legal & General is urging families to protect their mortgage and their lifestyle with the appropriate insurance as the difficulties in the financial markets really begin to bite.

Income Protection: top 10 tips for consumers

The protection market can be very complicated to even the most experienced customer and Income Protection (IP) is one of the more complex products out there.