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Searches for protection online rise by 39%

Searches for protection products online have increased by 39% since the start of 2010, reveals adviser search site

The website says that with many people feeling the increasing strains of financial responsibility, they appear to be taking action to ensure their mortgage would be paid, their children’s future education looked after and their cost of living would be covered if the main breadwinner died. 

Karen Barrett, chief executive of, says:“These figures show more and more people are researching protection products online, and while some simple life cover policies are increasingly sold online, there is still a gap in the levels of life assurance held by the average person.” 


House prices rise in October but are lower than last year

House prices rose 1.8% in October after a 3.6% fall in September, the Halifax house price index reveals. But the lender says prices are still 2.3% lower than at the end of 2009, with the average price now £164,919. In the three months to October prices were 1.2% lower than the pre-vious quarter. Martin Ellis, […]

Ensure you exceed client expectations

It’s less than 10 weeks until 2011, so how are your new year resolutions coming along? Are you hoping 2011 is going to be better than this year? Most things we want in life are an improvement on what we have. How many people do you know who wish an area of their life would […]


Single policy could be best for couples

According to the Office for National Statistics one in five men and women divorcing in 2008 had been divorced before. This proportion has almost doubled since 1981 when the figure was 11%. Some 69% of divorces in 2008 were among couples whose marriage was the first for both parties. Add to this the fact that […]


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