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Zurich reports record life cover applications

Zurich has reported record levels of customers applying for life assurance ahead of the Gender Directive taking effect on 21 December 2012.

December is the cruellest month

Insurance companies write more life cover policies in January than any other month of the year thanks to customer’s New Year resolution to put their houses in order.

Tackling misconceptions to improve family protection

Over a third of British families (37%) have never discussed with their partner or another family member what will happen to their dependent children if either of them dies, according to research commissioned by Tesco Bank Life Insurance.

Women - Beat the clock and make your dreams come true

Are you a woman? Then your time is running out! urges women to take out life insurance cover now, before costs go up on the 21st December.

Apathy and high prices leave 55 per cent of Brits without life cover

Despite rising levels of financial commitment, British adults are rejecting the peace of mind offered by life insurance, a new study has found.

Life insurance a misunderstood subject

Price comparison experts are encouraging people not to be put off buying life insurance as just over a third of Brits - 35% admit they find it a complicated issue; with the age group 35-44 finding it the most complicated.

People are more likely to insure their houses than their spouses

Over a third of people will insure the contents of their homes before they insure their lives, according to new research from Zurich.

Women unaware of impending rise in life and critical insurance cost

A survey by London & Country Mortgages has revealed that more than 80% of women are completely unaware of the forthcoming introduction of the European Gender Directive this year.

Aviva and Tesco Bank enter into life protection agreement

Aviva has announced an exclusive five-year deal with Tesco Bank to provide life protection products for its UK retail customers.

Buy life insurance with and earn Nectar points

Expert price-comparison site is continuing its Nectar promotion with a new exciting twist; for every life insurance policy bought through, 5,000 Nectar points will be given away to the policyholder.

One in three people may stretch the truth to cut insurance bills

A third of people (33%) will consider embellishing their responses when completing an insurance application form in order to keep their premiums down, according to new research from Zurich.

Britain facing life protection gap

Nearly two thirds (60 per cent) of adults in the UK do not have life insurance, which supports the view that Britain is facing a protection gap in the UK insurance market of £2.4 trillion.

Majority of families left unprotected and at risk of financial hardship

New research from Scottish Widows shows that nearly three quarters (74 percent) of people are putting their families' financial security at risk, by failing to protect their future through life insurance, critical illness or income protection.

Life insurance and inheritance tax planning's annual Tax Action Report reveals UK taxpayers will waste £448 million this year due to poor inheritance tax (IHT) planning when it comes to their life insurance policies.

Is life insurance the newest way to say ‘I love you?’

Forget the petrol station flowers, taking out life insurance or breakdown cover for your partner is deemed romantic by some couples, according to new findings from