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Over 50’s Plans vs Whole of Life Cover

Find in Insurance February 25th, 2013 - 23,321 views

So you’ve hit the Big 50 which immediately makes you eligible to consider an over 50’s plan. Great! Insurance without the hassle of lengthy forms and no prying medical questions! Nice and simple. But possibly expensive and with less cover available than other options. The two options being looked at here are: Over 50 plans The […]

Guest Post: Why Cost Shouldn’t be the Only Factor When Choosing Your Life Insurance

Find in Insurance February 25th, 2013 - 9,853 views

When it comes to choosing a life insurance plan to protect your family it’s tempting to primarily look for a low-cost option. After all, this is a premium that you’re likely to be paying for many years and possibly the rest of your life so you don’t want to tie yourself in to something overpriced. […]

TV Life Insurance Ads

Find in Insurance May 23rd, 2012 - 6,220 views

A little while ago Aviva launched a series of life insurance ads on TV to try and raise awareness and so they should because apparently the UK population is grossly under-insured. Having been in the industry for but a few short years these were the first TV ads I’d seen for life insurance. It turns […]

Thinking Differently about Insurance

Find in Insurance April 16th, 2012 - 5,226 views

Many people don’t enjoy spending money on insurance. Car insurance is a legal requirement and can sometimes feel like a financial burden which is one reason people like to shop around for the best deal. Anyone who has had to make a claim on their car insurance is more likely to appreciate the benefit and […]

What’s this? My Overdraft Protection isn’t Compulsory?

Find in Insurance November 1st, 2011 - 12,010 views

For as long as I can remember I’ve had a monthly entry on my bank statement that was called ‘O/D Protection’. I thought this was a compulsory part of having an overdraft and for a time I was occasionally dipping into the overdraft so protection seemed like a good idea. It wasn’t until my bank […]

An ‘Online Only’ Car Insurance Experience

Find in Insurance September 26th, 2011 - 13,695 views

The theory goes that if a business doesn’t need to pay as many salaries, it can offer its products at more competitive prices. The internet is therefore an ideal medium for transacting low cost automated business. If a company can use its website to take a customer from enquiry through to sale without the need […]

Why it’s Important to Get Life Insurance Advice

Find in Insurance July 11th, 2011 - 9,199 views

I am personally involved in helping people find life insurance. Mostly for people with a medical condition or high risk occupation. Regardless of the different circumstances of the individual, the things that people protect are always the same and the top two priorities are family & mortgage. Mortgages are quite simple to protect. If the […]

A Life Insurance ‘Trust’ Party – Bring cake…

Find in Insurance April 9th, 2011 - 7,724 views

Lucy: ‘Oh I’d love to be your trustee. It would be an honour. What time shall I come over?’ Sarah: ‘Well Catherine and Sally are getting here for about 2.30 and don’t forget to bring cake!’ 2.30 arrives, pleasantries are dispensed and the ladies sit down to talk shop: Sarah: ‘OK, so Simon and I […]

More on the ECJ Insurance Ruling

Find in Insurance March 3rd, 2011 - 6,032 views

Insurers have until December 21st 2012 to remove gender based pricing. Will this mean they have to ignore statistics just because they could be considered gender specific? ‘Statistically’ (based on factual evidence) women live longer and young men have more car accidents. Will these facts have to be ignored? If you’d like to pick the […]

Paying the Price of Equality – A Gender Gap Bridged

Find in Insurance February 23rd, 2011 - 6,651 views

It’s fairly common knowledge that women tend to live longer than men. In fact, the Office for National Statistics has been conducting surveys for years and a boy baby born in current times can expect to live to 77.7 and a girl baby is expected to live to the ripe old age of 81.9 http://www.statistics.gov.uk/cci/nugget.asp?id=168 […]

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