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Posted: 12/11/2010

Seven percent of Brit's spend more on coffee than on life insurance

A price comparison site says seven percent of people spend more on coffee than on life insurance. It's a creative way of highlighting an issue, though not necessarily representative.

According to Confused.com life insurance, only 40% of adults have life cover, while 30% specifically say they consider it too expensive. Confused.com noted that life cover can start at 17p a day which Full Story


Posted: 5/11/2010

Seven million without life cover for mortgage

Almost half of mortgage-holders do not have a life insurance policy to cover their contributions in the event of their death. It appears to be the result of tightened wallets, but may be a false economy.

Sainsbury's Life Insurance estimates that 7.1 million people are in such a position. Between them they owe a total of £320 billion, a figure that's up 47% since 2006. One possible Full Story


Posted: 9/7/2010

Quitting smoking could save you thousands in insurance costs

Giving up smoking certainly saves money on buying cigarettes, but the potential savings are even greater when it comes to insurance, one company claims.

Moneysupermarket.com calculated the potential savings to mark the third anniversary of the ban on smoking in indoor public places. It found that a typical 30 year old man would have saved more £10,000 having quit smoking at that point: £4,190 Full Story


Posted: 22/12/2008

Instant cover with Post Office over 50s life insurance

The Post Office over 50s life insurance policy is now available with instant cover over the counter at all UK Post Office branches without needing to wait for an application to be processed.

The Over 50s Life Cover plan is guaranteed for all UK residents aged between 50 and 80 with no medical questions or checks required. Customers are able to choose how much cover they want with premiums starting from as little as £7 a month and can be an affordable way Full Story


Posted: 29/8/2008

Post Office wins Best Life Insurance Provider award

The Post Office has scooped the 'Best Life Insurance Provider' award at the Your Money Direct Awards for 2008. The 'Best Online Life Insurance Provider' award went to Liverpool Victoria.

The awards, which are run by Your Money Magazine annually, aim to recognise and reward excellence in both online and direct financial services provision.

The Post Office launched it's term and mortgage life cover policies together with an over 50's plan Full Story


Posted: 27/8/2008

Brits over-estimate the cost of life cover

A recent survey commissioned by Legal and General life insurance has revealed that Brit's could be neglecting to protect themselves financially because they over-estimate the cost of life cover.

Legal & General is concerned that people might avoid taking out protection because consider it is too expensive. The survey showed that 65% of thosed polled over-estimated the cost of a Full Story


Posted: 20/3/2008

Norwich Union life insurance survey reveals UK protection gap

A survey by Norwich Union has revealed that apathy is leaving 20 million UK adults at financial risk because they don't have any form of life or income-related protection.

Figures from Norwich Union Life Insurance show that of those without any life cover...

  • more than 37% say this is because it's still on their 'to do' list or that they haven't thought about it
  • one in seven (15%) say they have made other provisions
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Posted: 28/1/2008

Premium cut for Norwich Union life insurance

Norwich Union has announced a series of rate reductions on its Mortgage Life Insurance (MLI) and Term Assurance policies.

The reprice is designed to make the cost of Norwich Union life insurance more affordable in the light of the recent credit crunch and ease the financial burden for the average home buyer. The reductions are focused on providing affordable cover for sums assured of £175,000 and above as the average house price now stands at £183,959 according to the Full Story


Posted: 24/10/2007

New Post Office life insurance policy launched

The Post Office today announced the launch of a new product into the life insurance market, and is offering a £100 cash back bonus to anyone taking out a policy. A minimum premium of £10 per month is required to qualify for the £100 cash back offer which is redeemable after the 12th monthly premium is paid.

Post Office Life Insurance has the flexibility for customers to choose Level Term 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.
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