2014 – the year of action!

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Peter Le Beau issues a call to action... The cynics in our industry might chuckle at the suggestion that 2014 is a year which may see a transformation in the fortunes of income protection. They would cite (sadly with good reason) a series of past clarion calls, some of them by the IPTF, to make the Read more [...]

Income protection, lifestyle protection…

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Johnny Timpson of Scottish Widows argues that our industry should reach out to a diverse range of expert partners to make protection insurance the norm rather than the exception. Now is the time for collaborative working...And we have potential partners waiting for us to step up! Given the fragility Read more [...]

The Family Support Initiative

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Karin Lloyd outlines the ideas behind the Family Support Initiative and why we have to put aside traditional brand marketing for this initiative if we want to be trusted partners. Put simply, during 2014 we will mount the biggest campaign this country has ever seen to bring both the risk and impact Read more [...]

Avoiding a flip flop

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Australia's superannuation system has ensured widespread income protection coverage. A lot can be learned from this market, both positive and negative, explains Russell Higginbotham, UK and Ireland CEO at Swiss Re. The weather's a lot colder, the beer's a lot warmer, I'm back to calling my 'thongs' Read more [...]