UK Life Insurance News
search advanced search

Insurance Directory >> Life Insurance News

Life Insurance News Articles


Pages:   1  2  >

Posted: 7/11/2012

Life insurance tax changes hurt men and women alike

An insurance giant is warning that while women will see life cover costs rise thanks to forthcoming anti-discrimination rules, any benefits for men could be wiped out by changes to tax law.

The same European rules that affect the motor insurance trade will also apply to life Full Story


Posted: 4/11/2012

Whole-of-life deals prompt confusion and complaints

policy small printCustomers who bought "whole-of-life" insurance policies are discovering that the policies may not work as they expected.

The basic concept of a whole-of-life policy is that the policyholder pays a fixed premium Full Story


Posted: 10/9/2012

Terminal illness loophole could create nightmare dilemma

An insurance firm has warned that standard terms and conditions across the industry could mean people with terminal illnesses could be forced to reject treatment in order to ensure a payout for their family.

The Financial Times reports that most policies only pay out under terminal illness clauses once a person has been diagnosed as having less than 12 months left to live. The problem is that modern treatment can often prolong the remaining lifespan even if the end result is still Full Story


Posted: 5/9/2012

Life insurance an unlikely token of love

Chinese insurers are reportedly marketing life insurance policies as a romantic gesture or an engagement or wedding gift.

Financial Times correspondent Patti Waldmeir covered the topic to mark the recent Qixi, the Chinese equivalent to Valentine's day. She says insurers such as "Red Rose" are now marketing life policies that rack up bonuses every time a couple reaches a wedding Full Story


Posted: 20/8/2012

Life insurance shunned by most

Life insurance remains a minority product in the United Kingdom according to a new survey.

A YouGov poll found only 45% of adults have life insurance cover. Among those who didn't have a policy, 39% said it was too expensive while 19% said they'd never given any thought to taking out the cover.

The survey gave further weight to Full Story


Posted: 6/7/2012

Unmarried and single parents underinsured

Newly published research suggests non-traditional households are far less likely to have life insurance.

The figures, prepared for Sainsbury's from government data, show that 58% of married heterosexual couples with children have life insurance or critical illness cover. That compares with 50% for heterosexual married couples Full Story


Posted: 18/11/2011

President insured against croc attack

Even the most powerful man in the world can benefit from insurance, though Barack Obama's latest policy was particularly unusual.

While visiting Australia, the US President received a £6.40 gift from the Chief Minister of the Northern Territory: a crocodile insurance policy. In the unlikely event that Obama was attacked and eaten by a crocodile, the policy would have paid out around $30,000 to his wife and children. Fortunately that didn't happen and the policy Full Story


Posted: 5/11/2011

Life insurance scammer foiled

A British man has been arrested for allegedly faking his own death in a life insurance scam. Hugo Sanchez's claim fell apart when police reportedly found his fingerprints on his own death certificate.

Sanchez's wife reported his death in 2005, supposedly as the result of a heart attack while on holiday in Ecuador; the story was that as he had been born in the country, she chose to bury him there.

Sanchez had several life insurance policies, one of which paid out Full Story


Posted: 15/7/2011

The Co-op pulls out of life insurance

The Co-operative is to stop selling life insurance, blaming the move on increased regulation.

The group, which has been selling the product since the 19th century, has an estimated two million policyholders. It's looking to sell those policies to a new provider, with Royal London reported to be the main bidder.

The Co-op will continue to offer other insurance products and run banking services. However, it will no longer offer financial advice and has done a deal with AXA Full Story


Posted: 25/3/2011

African firm offer mobile phone life insurance

An African multinational mobile phone provider has launched a service that lets people in Ghana without bank accounts buy life insurance using their mobile phone.

The service doesn't simply involve setting up the deal, which can be done by a text-message menu system or by phoning a call center. Instead the premiums for the policy are charged to the mobile phone account itself.

Full Story



PLEASE NOTE: News items are intended for information only and should not be relied upon when making financial decisions. Due to their nature some of the information in these life insurance news stories may no longer be current.
Pages:   1  2  >



all categories ALL CATEGORIES
A-Z Categories

popular categories POPULAR CATEGORIES
Car Insurance
Home Insurance
Life Cover
Mobile Phone Cover
Pet Insurance
Travel Insurance

directory categories DIRECTORY CATEGORIES
Business
Event
Health
Home & Property
Insurance Brokers
Life & Protection
Marine
Motor
Non UK Insurers
Pet & Animal
Personal Possessions
Specialist Cover
Sport
Travel

review categories REVIEW CATEGORIES
Business
Car & Motor
Health
Home
Insurance Companies
Life Cover
Motorcycle
Pet & Animal
Possessions
Sport
Travel

article categories ARTICLE CATEGORIES
Business
Car & Motor
General
Health
Home & Property
Insurance Awards
Insurance Guides
Life Cover
Pet & Animal
Travel

news categories NEWS CATEGORIES
Business Insurance News Feed Business News
Car Insurance News Feed Car and Motor News
General Insurance News Feed General News
Health Insurance News Feed Health News
Home Insurance News Feed Home & Property News
Life Insurance News Feed Life Cover News
Pet Insurance News Feed Pet and Animal News
Travel Insurance News Feed Travel News

RSS NEWS FEED

Life Insurance News RSS Feed Life Insurance News Feed

You can subscribe to the life insurance news feed above in a number of ways:

1. Drag the orange RSS button above into your News Reader
2. Drag the URL of the feed into your News Reader
3. Cut and paste the URL of news feed into your News Reader
4. Add the feed to your AOL, Google, MSN or Yahoo account by clicking the buttons below.

Add to Google

Add to My Yahoo

Add to My MSN

Add to My AOL

How to Publish on Your Website
Website owners can publish RSS feeds on their sites and provide fresh, instantly updated content for visitors and search engines.

You can publish any or all of our insurance news feeds on your website for free. To do this simply add the address of the life insurance feed above to your website management software or use a free RSS aggregator such as rss2html.

latest listings LATEST LISTINGS
Cover Choice - real time life insurance prices online
Beagle Street
ActiveQuote Life Insurance Quote
London and Cover
Sun Life Insurance

latest reviews LATEST REVIEWS
Scottish Provident Critical Illness
LifeSearch Life Insurance
Protected.co.uk Life Insurance
Friends Provident Life Insurance
Engage Mutual Over 50s Life Cover

latest articles LATEST ARTICLES
Life insurance tax changes hurt men and women alike
Whole-of-life deals prompt confusion and complaints
Terminal illness loophole could create nightmare dilemma
Life insurance an unlikely token of love
Life insurance shunned by most



Home | Privacy & Cookies | Terms of Use | Contact | Submit Site | Advertisers

Page protected, do not copy

This website uses cookies to ensure a reliable browsing experience. If you continue to use this website you are consenting to us using cookies in this way. To find out what cookies are, which ones we use and why we use them please click here.

Copyright © 2017 UK Insurance Index. All rights reserved.
All directory listings, articles and reviews are provided as information only and do not constitute advice or a recommendation of any product or provider. If you use these insurers, we take no responsibility and give no guarantees, warranties or representations, implied or otherwise, for the content or accuracy of these third-party web sites or companies. If you have any doubts you should consult an authorised independent financial adviser for advice based upon your individual needs and circumstances. A database of advisers in your area is available at www.unbiased.co.uk.