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Simple protection insurance is better than none

And when it comes to protection insurance we’ve seen a number of new “simplified” protection products launched recently where the aim is to cut down on red tape and get

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Critical illness cover is getting better

Ageas kicked matters off in January with a number of solid improvements and they were followed by LV=, Zurich, Aviva and more recently Beagle Street. Beagle Street is an interesting

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Improve your claim chances with critical illness

Traditional CI plans pay the full amount in the event of a claim but only if the condition is serious enough. Severity based cover, which is also referred to as

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Save 49% on life insurance

If you have made plans to protect your loved ones in the event of your premature death then you could be missing out on potentially massive tax savings. Why? Rather

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Zurich joins critical illness mass

Zurich is the last of the companies which market via financial advisers to introduce partial payment conditions. For the uninitiated, partial payment conditions are those where the insurer will only

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Life insurance should be written in trust

The benefits of a trust are often well known, but what isn’t known is that it doesn’t have to be a complicated process. In fact, it is often little more

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Bank of England maintains Bank Rate at 0.5%

The Committee also voted to maintain quantitative easing at £375 billion. Despite signs of recovery in the UK, market interest rates have risen sharply internationally and asset prices have been

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Protection with a cherry on top

The average cost of basic life insurance has halved in a decade. Price is one indicator of value for money when purchasing protection but it’s not the only one. When

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Could Angelina Jolie have claimed on critical illness?

After learning that she had an 87% chance of developing breast cancer, Miss Jolie decided that she would undergo a preventative double mastectomy to minimise the risk to fewer than

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Tinpot critical illness cover is a false economy

Each year in the UK 320,000 people are newly diagnosed with cancer and well over 200,000 suffer a heart attack or a stroke. Critical illness plans are constantly evolving and