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3.9 million dads financially unprotected

Updated: 15th June 2017 - First Published: 15th June 2017 With Father’s Day just around the corner, few think of the financial implications should anything happen to their special man. Unfortunately, some 3.9 million dads having no financial protection in place, putting their family’s finances at risk. Read More...

Brits have only enough saved for 32 days

Updated: 05th June 2017 - First Published: 05th June 2017 The average number of days that someone in the UK would be able to survive on their savings if their income were to fall away is just 32 days – an appallingly short time for someone to find a new job. Read More...

Realising the value of individual protection

Updated: 04th May 2017 - First Published: 04th May 2017 Do you think life insurance, critical illness cover and income protection is worth it? Perhaps you don’t think these policies pay out very often, but you may be surprised, as figures show that many people vastly underestimate the value of protection. Read More...

More people protecting their income

Updated: 01st September 2016 - First Published: 01st September 2016 Nobody likes to think about what would happen if they were unexpectedly unable to work. Thankfully, research from the ABI shows that an increased number of people signed up to income protection policies last year. Read More...

Are you financially prepared?

Updated: 06th July 2016 - First Published: 06th July 2016 Long-term ill health is never a nice thing to contemplate, but if you fail to be prepared for such a scenario, you could be putting your finances in serious jeopardy, with research finding that far too few people have suitable protection in place. Read More...

Do you have a financial back up plan?

Updated: 18th April 2017 - First Published: 22nd July 2015 What would you do if you couldn’t work for any reason? Could you afford to cope financially? Chances are, you’d find it a struggle, which makes it particularly worrying that just 29% of workers currently have a financial safety net in place. Read More...

Parents: is your income protected?

Updated: 26th March 2015 - First Published: 26th March 2015 Having a family can be an expensive business, so it’s no wonder that paying for income protection insurance can slip to the bottom of the priority list... Read More...

Protect yourself as well as your assets

Updated: 09th June 2017 - First Published: 20th November 2014 We all know the importance of protecting our assets, but given that you put so much emphasis on protecting other aspects of your life, doesn’t it make sense to protect the biggest one of all? Read More...

Are you part of the ‘sandwich generation’?

Updated: 24th October 2014 - First Published: 24th October 2014 An aging population, high house prices and the growing trend of having children later in life is causing more and more Brits to join the ‘sandwich generation’, where they find themselves supporting both younger family members and aging loved ones. Read More...

Why protection should come first

Updated: 19th July 2017 - First Published: 27th June 2014 It’s always nice to have a financial safety net, but unfortunately it seems that far too few people value that kind of protection. Read More...

Could you pay your bills if you couldn’t work?

Updated: 23rd June 2014 - First Published: 20th June 2014 What would you do if you couldn’t work because of ill health? According to research from Shelter, a third of families couldn’t keep up with housing costs if they missed out on just one month’s pay – and that’s why it’s so important to be prepared. Read More...

How to secure an income if you’re out of work

Updated: 27th June 2014 - First Published: 13th June 2014 Having a secure, dependable income is the key to financial security. It’ll mean you’ve got enough coming in to pay the bills, cover any debts and, ideally, have a bit left over to save and enjoy yourself, but what if that income was switched off? Read More...

Are you prepared for the unexpected?

Updated: 06th June 2014 - First Published: 06th June 2014 Insurance is one of those things that we all need, yet we often take it for granted – and don’t always take out the policies that will be truly beneficial. Income protection is one of them. Read More...

Brits urged to think about financial safety nets

Updated: 26th November 2012 - First Published: 17th January 2012 Britons have been told now might be a good time to improve their financial safety nets after it was revealed a third of adults spend more than their salary or only manage to break even each month. Read More...

Income protection payouts up at LV=

Updated: 11th May 2017 - First Published: 22nd February 2011 LV= has announced that payouts to its income protection and critical illness customers both rose in 2010. Read More...

Cover should be for life, not just your holidays

Updated: 26th November 2012 - First Published: 16th July 2010 People have been urged to arrange insurance cover for life rather than just for their holidays. Read More...

Loss of income not being considered, poll finds

Updated: 26th November 2012 - First Published: 09th April 2009 British consumers are not protecting themselves financially against unexpected emergencies, research has indicated. Read More...

Insurer changes income protection app. Process

Updated: 26th November 2012 - First Published: 07th April 2009 Norwich Union Healthcare has announced changes to its income protection product, with the aim of improving accuracy and reducing non-disclosure. Read More...


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