Royal London to implement ABI mental health standards
Jennifer Gilchrist, protection specialist at Royal London, comments in response to the ABI’s launch of insurance industry standards to support customers with mental health conditions.
UK PMI: slower phase of recovery
Melanie Baker, senior economist at Royal London Asset Management, comments on today's UK PMI data.
Royal London supports Defaqto's income drawdown advice guide
Assessing income sources, dealing with vulnerable clients and the role of regulation are just some of the aspects advisers must consider when delivering income drawdown advice according to a Royal London-sponsored guide.
Financial advice improves emotional wellbeing
New research from Royal London shows that professional advice delivers so much more to customers than the expected financial benefits. It also helps to improve their emotional wellbeing by making them feel better about themselves and their finances – especially in times of crisis.
Government wins in latest round of female state pension age battle but they have lessons to learn
Helen Morrissey, pension specialist at Royal London comments on today’s (15th September) Court of Appeal judgement on the Back to 60 campaign.
Perplexed by pensions: One in five have ‘no idea’ what happens to their pension savings
Nearly one in five (19%) workplace pension holders have ‘no idea’ what happens to their pension contributions, with 8% thinking their pension is saved in a bank account, Royal London research reveals.
More support needed for DB transfer advice - new research from Royal London and LCP
A major new joint research paper by mutual insurer Royal London and consultants LCP has identified major problems in the supply of advice for members of Defined Benefit pension schemes who are considering transferring out.
Royal London announced as key sponsor for Pensions Awareness Week
Royal London is proud to announce it will be a key sponsor of this year’s Pensions Awareness Week.
Government decides grieving families of NHS and social care workers not eligible for welfare benefits
Mona Patel, consumer spokesperson at Royal London comments on the news that families of frontline NHS and social care workers who die from coronavirus will not be eligible for welfare benefits if they receive a payout under the government’s Covid-19 compensation scheme.
Decision in long running Staveley case brings clarity
Clare Moffat, head of intermediary development and technical at Royal London, comments on today’s (19 August) Supreme Court Judgement in the long running Staveley case.
Royal London paid out Covid claims to more than 1,200 families
Craig Paterson, Interim Chief Underwriter at Royal London responds to ABI figures which show £90m has been paid by insurers to help families cope with coronavirus deaths.
Refund chasing and switching deals were most time-consuming "money admin" chores in lockdown
As millions suffered lower incomes and job losses, a quarter of Brits (26%) spent more time on money admin during lockdown than usual, with refund-chasing (15%) and research for better deals (15%) topping the list of tasks, according to research by Opinium on behalf of Royal London, the mutual insurer.
Self-employed see property as safest way to save for retirement as they remain frozen out of auto-enrolment
Helen Morrissey, pension specialist at Royal London comments on Wealth and Assets Survey data on how the self-employed are preparing for retirement.
Pension pressures: Two in five millennials stopped or reduced pension payments during lockdown
Research from Royal London shows that two in five (40%) millennials aged 18-34 have either stopped (12%) or reduced (28%) their pension contributions as a result of COVID-19.