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Financial resilience

How prepared are you for any financial shocks?

Over three million working couples are classed as ‘double income, no option’ (DINOs), which means they are potentially financially vulnerable if one of the two loses their earnings.

The typical household today looks very different from the traditional image of a working family made up of one primary breadwinner and one homemaker. Instead, nowadays many households rely on two incomes to maintain their lifestyle, or even just to get by. Of the … Read the rest

Financial protection

 

Are you prepared if life throws something unexpected your way?

A critical illness could happen to any one of us. If it does happen, having the right cover could help to minimise the financial impact on you and your loved ones. More than a third of people (36%) believe they would get no kind of support from their employer if they were diagnosed with cancer, according to new research from Canada Life[1].

Shockingly, this figure rises to 45% of … Read the rest

Financially unprotected

 

Dads putting their family’s financial security at risk if the unexpected were to happen

What would happen to you and your family in the event of unforeseen circumstances, such as the diagnosis of a serious illness or premature death? Worryingly, research from Scottish Widows reveals that more than half (53%) of men in the UK with dependent children have no life cover, meaning that 3.9 million dads[1] are potentially putting their family’s financial security at risk if the unexpected
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Protecting your finances andwell-being

Millions of Britons face financial fallout should serious illness strike

It’s easy to think that we will never be diagnosed with a critical illness, particularly when we feel healthy and energetic, but we can fall ill with very little warning. A critical illness can have a serious impact not only on Your OWN life, but also on the lives of your children, spouse or partner. So it’s important to make sure that you financially protect yourself and your family.

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Financial protection

jIf the worst happened, are you fully protected?

It’s easy to think, ‘I’d cope, that’ll never happen to me’. But any of us could become ill, and a critical illness policy may help to give some financial security at a difficult time.

If the worst does happen, it’s important to make sure you’re financially protected against the impact a critical illness could have on you and your family.

No preventive action Research from Aviva shows that more than eight million … Read the rest

Income protection

b-2Research highlights existing gap between awareness and prioritisation

Having a clear understanding of your protection requirements and the importance of getting the right professional financial advice as you enter the New Year are essential, and they will be of increasing significance from April when working age welfare support for mortgage interest and bereavement benefits are scheduled for reform.

More than one in five (23%) Britons with savings say they wouldn’t last longer than a couple of months if they were … Read the rest

Insurance cost pressures mount – expensive to delay

Not so long back, UK Governments were so keen for people to make cautious long-term investment, cover their lives and other risks through insurance policies, that life assurance premiums qualified for income tax relief. That ended for new policies in 1984, perhaps a turning point to mark the start of a trend towards insurance being regarded less benevolently by Government.

Protection – Back to Basics

Money that has been diligently saved over a number of years is very quickly spent if your earned income stops. Until an individual has a significant body of capital to fall back on or even generate sufficient income from, pooling risk using insurance is a cost effective way to avoid short term financial problems.