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Income Protection claims

You might believe you’d be more likely to call on your income protection policy later in your working life, but data from protection insurer, The Exeter, show their average claimant was 40, and on certain products, just 33.

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Is joint life cover best for couples?

Is joint life cover best for couples? If you want to help make sure your loved ones will have financial security if you pass away, life insurance cover is the answer. But, if you’re part of a couple and you both need cover, should you

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What is insurance?

What is insurance? Almost every adult in the UK has taken out some kind of insurance policy – whether it’s to protect themselves, their home, their car, their possessions, or their beloved pets. But what is it? An insurance policy is essentially a contract taken

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Shining a light on home insurance

Shining a light on home insurance Home and contents insurance seems to be a mystery to many households according to research by the Co-Op, which found more than five million have no cover despite the average value of contents reaching almost £40,000. On the face

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Self-Employed lack protection

Self-Employed lack protection Just 4% of self-employed workers have income protection in place, leaving the majority vulnerable to financial difficulties if they are suddenly forced to stop working through illness or accident. In its survey of more than 9,000 adults, LV= identified the self-employed as

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Barriers to protection

According to an online survey of 2,000 adults by Royal London, half of those surveyed believe life insurance is essential for someone with a mortgage or dependants and yet only 60% of people with a mortgage have life cover. While 60% of those surveyed with

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The value of protection

Buying a new home is possibly one of life’s biggest and most exciting events. It’s also a major financial commitment – one that could be with you for 25 years or more. Your ability to maintain your mortgage payments relies on a constant income, so

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Critical Illness cover can make a difference

Critical Illness cover can make a difference If you’ve ever turned down a recommendation of critical illness because you can't see the value of it, this real-life case study might make you think again. Peter Simpson is a successful commercial manager for a Berkshire-based firm.

Could your status update affect your claim?

Could your status update affect your claim? Given the nature of social media and the millions of us who use it every day, you probably weren’t alone in posting pictures, videos and status updates showing off your recent Christmas presents and festive celebrations. But did