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‘Wealth & Income Protection’ Archive

Financial Protection is Vital even if you are “well-off”

Do you know what the impact to your financial situation would be if you were unable to work due to injury, disability, or long-term illness? Shockingly, one million people in the UK have faced this very situation and many found that it was difficult to cope with the sudden reduction in income.

About Critical Illness

Most people are not comfortable thinking about ‘what-if’. Such as, what will we do if one of us becomes too ill to work? Or, what if one of us passes away, how will we cope?

FRIDAY FAQ: Which should I choose, life cover or income protection?

Every Friday we aim to post an answer to a FAQ about mortgages, tax, investments, money matters, business or retirement. You can have your say too. Send an email with your FAQ to

Mental health is affecting doctors and dentists – is your income protected

Being a doctor or a dentist is a rewarding and fulfilling career, but it can also be extremely stressful and challenging. Research carried out by the Practitioner Health Programme (PHP) a specialist service for doctors and dentists that are located in and around the London area, shows that people who work in the medical profession have […]

The big ‘what if’ question

Many couples who decide that they want to have children are waiting until later in life to do so. Some of the reasons around this involve money matters and certainly once you make the decision to be a parent you have greater financial responsibilities. “What if” something happens to the key household earner?

Business protection from cancer risks

According to Cancer Research UK, one in two people in the UK will develop some form of cancer in their lifetime. This is a truly shocking statistic. However, major improvements in diagnosing and the treatment of cancer means more and more people are surviving cancer.

Income protection is likely the better choice

Critical Illness (CI) cover appears to be the nations choice of insurance, with almost twice the amount of employed workers taking out this insurance over Income Protection (IP). However, IP is likely to be the more important of the two, if making the choice. Self-employed workers are also at the highest risk of a financial issue […]

Increase in probate fees – how to avoid this new “death tax”

The Government recently introduced controversial changes to the way probate fees are calculated. This change has led some people to refer to it as the ‘stealth death tax’. If you are concerned how these changes will affect your own estate or those of friends and family, it is better to start thinking about your estate planning […]

7 Financial Traps And How Best to Avoid Them

As a busy doctor or dentist it is understandable that keeping on top of financial matters often gets left at the sideline. If your finances are organised, you have no debts, a solid retirement plan and measures to protect your wealth, then you are off to a good start. However, typically most people don’t maximise their […]

Your Income Protection Insurance May Not Be Enough

Have you reviewed your income protection lately? Specifically, have you reviewed your cover since joining the 2015 NHS Pension Scheme? It is always important to carry out regular reviews of your financial products but even more so in this situation, as you are highly likely to be financially exposed. Here is why…

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