Life Insurance

LV= paid out on 95% of protection claims in 2012

LV= paid out on 95% of protection claims in 2012

Insurers LV= said that it paid out on 95 per cent of all underwritten protection claims in 2012.

LV= says that the cost of raising a child could reach £350,000 by 2023

Cost of raising a child increases to £222,000 in 2013

A new study by insurer LV= says that the cost of raising a child to the age of 21 has risen by 58 per cent in just 10 years, from £140,398 to £222,458.

Making a will is straightforward and not as expensive as you might think

Video: UK families at risk as 60% don't have a will

A new video looks at the problems that can occur for your family if you do not make a will.

John Cridland, head of the CBI

CBI chief calls for time limit on PPI claims to help banks

The head of the CBI, John Cridland says that there should be a time limit on PPI claims so banks can concentrate on business that will help the economy.

The Treasury is planning a range of simple financial products

Treasury plans to launch simple financial products

The Treasury is looking at developing a range of simple financial products with the same terms and conditions to encourage people to save and switch to better deals.

More Brits have car insurance than life cover

People more likely to insure their houses than their spouses

Nearly three quarters of Brits have home contents insurance and two thirds have comprehensive car insurance – but barely more than a third have life insurance.

'Fewer same sex couples' have life insurance

Diverse modern families less likely to have life insurance

Households comprising same sex couples, single parents and unmarried parents are less likely than 'traditional' families to have life insurance, a new study shows.

Tesco to start selling life insurance in Aviva deal

Aviva and Tesco team up in insurance deal

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

Lloyds boss attacks 'fraudulent' PPI claims

Lloyds slams PPI claims process as RBS sets aside extra £125m

Lloyds banking Group says that the "harvesting" tactics adopted by claim management companies is unfair and wastes time and money on claims from people who were never customers.

Policy under trust 'protected from IHT'

Brits paying £448m over the odds in inheritance tax

Careful tax planning which puts life insurance under trust could save £448 million in unnecessary inheritance tax (IHT) payments, according to a new study.

It could pay to shop around for life insurance

Shopping around for life insurance ‘can save up to £200’

A huge price gap between the highest and lowest costing life insurance policies means consumers could save hundreds of pounds by taking time to shop around.

Life, illness and income protection can come in a variety of guises

A guide to life insurance, income protection and critical illness cover

Consumers can find it difficult to decide which type of protection to take out depending on if they want to insure their home, job or life. Our guide explain the options.

 FOS reveals big increase in PPI complaints

FOS reveals big increase in PPI complaints

There was a big surge in complaints to the Financial Ombudsman Service in the final part of 2011.

Life insurance can be beneficial to a variety of different people

The biggest mistakes you can make with life insurance

Life insurance is not just a type of insurance for the main breadwinner who has a family. Life insurance can benefit a variety of people but you need to check the options carefully.

TUC urges government to help as more people spend Christmas on the dole

TUC urges government to help as more people spend Christmas on the dole

Thousands of people in the UK are unlikely to have a merry Christmas as they spend their second festive season on the dole, the Trades Union Congress has said.

Britons ride out economic problems by staying in jobs

Britons ride out economic problems by staying in jobs

Britons may be staying in their jobs rather than facing looking for new employment in the current economic climate.

Life insurance customers will get double Nectar points

Sainsbury's offers life insurance customers double nectar points

Sainsbury's Finance is offering new life insurance customers the equivalent of up to two per cent off their shopping for two years when they use their Nectar card.

Choosing the right life insurance policy can help protect your family

Life insurance: Who is it for and how much do you need?

Car insurance is compulsory if you have a vehicle but too often people who should have life insurance ignore it, even though it potentially protects something a lot more precious than your car.

Policyholders should read the terms and conditions of insurance policies

How to make a successful insurance claim

Making a successful insurance claim starts from choosing the right policy, checking the terms and conditions, keeping receipts and not exaggerating. Follow these steps to improve your chances.

Life insurance customers 'failing to update policies'

Life insurance customers 'failing to update policies'

People with life insurance are failing to keep their policies up to date, according to new research, despite large-scale changes in their personal circumstances.

Life insurance cover 'offers numerous benefits'

Life insurance cover 'offers numerous benefits'

Life insurance can provide families with a number of benefits throughout the duration of the policy.

Individuals 'still lacking life insurance'

Individuals 'still lacking life insurance'

More than half of people in the UK – 54 per cent – have stated they analyse their financial situation once or twice a year.

£1 million for a twenty foot Loch Ness monster?

The strange world of insurance

Insurance is a pretty straight-laced subject but the claims clerks who had to take these policy requests and excuses must have been smiling and trying not to laugh!

The ECJ ruling will mean higher car insurance costs for women

How the ECJ gender ruling will affect your insurance

Today's ruling from the European Court of Justice (ECJ) that makes it unlawful to set different insurance premiums using gender as a basis will see women pay more for insurance.

Follow the rules to ensure the best chance of success when making an insurance claim

How to increase the chances of your insurance paying out

Taking out insurance for your home, car or holiday is essential but making a successful claim can prove difficult so follow our guide to increase your chances.

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