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Mutual starts shake-up in failing sector of the life insurance market

New research conducted on behalf of Royal London reveals over half (59%) of UK adults aged over 50 have no plans in place to cover the cost of their funeral, yet only 7% are worried about how their family will pay for it.

Less than half have life insurance

Most people don’t like to think about death, but many try to put some sort of plan in place in case the worst happens. Yet fewer than half of adults (41%) say they have life insurance.

Defaqto launches new Star Ratings for whole of life policies

Defaqto, an independent researcher of financial products, has launched new Life Assurance Star Ratings for whole of life policies to help advisers and consumers identify where products sit in the market in terms of the overall quality they offer.

UK first-time parents spend £492 million preparing for baby

First-time UK parents spend more than £492 million each year, preparing for the arrival of their first baby, according to research from life insurance provider Aviva. This equates to £1,619 per family and shows a 17% increase to the £1,389 total in March 2012.

Life cover that’s also meant for living

Being able to claim on your over 50s life cover policy whilst still alive isn’t the norm.

Smokers could be short-changing their families

Smokers do not insure their lives for as much as non-smokers do, causing potential financial problems for their families, according to new research from

Reap the financial rewards of a non-smoker by kicking the habit

With National No Smoking Day (12 March 2014) around the corner, research from MoneySuperMarket has revealed that those who kick the habit will not only reap the health benefits from quitting but their wallets will look a lot healthier as well.

Quit smoking in ‘Stoptober’ and become healthier and wealthier

Stoptober 2013 is in full swing and research from reveals smokers who get involved and kick the habit will benefit from healthier bodies and bank balances.

LV= enhances whole of life cover

Protection specialist LV= has enhanced its whole of life policy, LifeTime+.

Just under two thirds of women have never taken out life cover

Women are less inclined than men to take out life cover, according to insurance and pensions provider, Friends Life.

Women failing to safeguard their families’ financial security

Women across Britain are undervaluing the amount they are worth and failing to safeguard their families' financial futures by placing a much lower monetary value on their lives compared to men, according to figures from Scottish Provident.

Kick the habit and avoid hard-earned cash going up in smoke

With National No Smoking Day (13 March 2013) around the corner, research from MoneySupermarket reveals those who kick the habit will not only reap the health benefits but their wallets would get a much needed boost as well.

Post Office offers £30 towards winter fuel payments with Over 50s Life Cover

The Post Office is offering customers £30* towards their winter fuel bills when they take out Over 50s Life Cover.

Ageas enhances critical illness cover for new customers

Ageas has further enhanced its critical illness cover (CIC), offering customers additional peace of mind for their protection needs.

Ageas adds more value with Best Doctors on life insurance

Ageas Protect has extended its existing partnership with Best Doctors to give new life insurance customers access to expert medical opinions as soon as their policy goes on-risk.