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Friends Life improves childcover benefit on CIC plan

Friends Life has improved the childcover benefit on its Protect + critical illness product. The provider will now cover children from birth, even if the condition is diagnosed during pregnancy, as long as the policy was in force prior to diagnosis. Previously cover would start from when the child was 30 days old. Children are […]

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Mortgage approvals up 32% in August

Mortgage approvals in August were up 32 per cent year-on-year at £9.3bn according to the latest figures from the British Bankers’ Association. The seasonally adjusted figures show approvals rose 2 per cent from July’s £9.1bn and were up 32 per cent on August 2012’s £7bn. The monthly tally also marks a four-year high for approvals […]

Clarion’s Prosser injunction move dismissed

Mortgage Strategy understands that Mortgage Business Expo organiser Clarion Events’ application for an injunction against Financial Services Expo organiser James Prosser was dismissed last week. Clarion Events sent out a press release the week before revealing that it was seeking an ”urgent order of the court in relation to duties owed by the former employee to […]

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Happy Money by Elizabeth Dunn and Michael Norton

From a young age stories like King Midas, Faust and Ebenezer Scrooge drum into us the message that the one thing lots of money does not bring is happiness. It might make you powerful, give you a home filled with lots of nice things, even find you a beautiful wife or husband, but it doesn’t […]

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Health Shield joins the Association of Medical Insurance Intermediaries

Health cash plan provider Health Shield has joined the Association of Medical Insurance Intermediaries (AMII) as a corporate member. The non-profit-making Friendly Society is one of eight health cash plan providers to join the intermediary trade body, which is looking to establish working parties with intermediaries and providers on issues such as product innovation and regulation.

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