MarketResearchReports.com: Income Protection and Critical Illness Insurance in the UK, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2017, New Report Launched

The New business premiums in the income protection and critical illness insurance market in United Kingdom grew by 14.5% in 2012, which coincided with an increase in mortgage sales. However, the income protection gap in the UK has remained significant, rising by 46% between 2002 and 2012. The income protection and critical illness market recorded a decline of 14.6% in 2008, with new business premiums falling by 24.4% in 2009. The recession has affected household finances, reducing the demand for discretionary income protection and critical illness policies.

The fall in mortgage lending from 2008 onwards was accompanied by a decline in the sale of income protection and critical illness policies, usually taken out by homebuyers. Nevertheless, insurers delivered a steady volume of new business in the income protection and critical illness market during the review period.  The critical illness category accounted for 48.3% of the total new business premiums, while income protection represented 31.2%. Income protection dominated group policy sales, accounting for 81.0% of group new business premiums in 2012. The group critical illness sub-category achieved significant growth of 99.2% between 2008 and 2012, with its share in total group new business premiums rising from 6.0% to 19.0% in the same period. For more information visit: Income Protection and Critical Illness Insurance in the UK, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2017

The report provides market analysis, information and insights into the UK income protection and critical illness insurance business. The report provides:

  • A snapshot of market size and market segmentation
  • Comprehensive analysis of claims, market drivers and market outlook
  • Analysis of distribution channels for income protection and critical illness insurance products in the UK
  • Deals, news and regulatory developments
  • Detailed analysis of competitive landscape and key product features

Scope

  • It provides historical values for the UK’s income protection and critical illness market for the report’s 2008–2012 review period and forecast figures for the 2013–2017 forecast period
  • It offers estimates of new business premiums collected in the income protection and critical illness segment
  • It analyses the key features of income protection and critical illness products
  • It provides an overview of claims, market dynamics and market drivers
  • It discusses various distribution channels for income protection and critical illness insurance products in the UK
  • It profiles top protection providers in the UK and outlines the key regulatory changes affecting them

Reasons To Buy

  • Gain an understanding of the UK income protection and critical illness market size
  • Explore the market dynamics across income protection and critical illness categories
  • Learn about the performance of claims, market drivers and distribution channels
  • Understand the competitive landscape and key product offerings
  • Find out more about key deals and recent developments in the market

Key Highlights

  • Income protection and critical illness market delivers steady performance as protection gap widens
  • Income protection and critical illness products will continue to increase their presence
  • Stable claim payouts are expected to rebuild consumer trust in the industry
  • Advisors will shift their attention towards protection business in the post-RDR world
  • Regulatory changes will bring further uncertainty
  • Premium growth is expected to settle at 4.3% by 2017

Spanning over 79 pages, 36 tables and 30 figures, “Income Protection and Critical Illness Insurance in the UK, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2017” report provides a comprehensive analysis of the income protection and critical illness market in the UK. Find all Banking and Finance Market Research Reports under a single page.

In addition to covering the Introduction, Market Analysis, Competitive Landscape, Porter’s Five Forces Analysis, Deals, News, Regulation and Compliance, Economic Backdrop, Company Profiles, Statistics. The report covers 10 companies- Aegon UK Plc, Aviva Plc, HSBC Holdings Plc, Legal & General Group, Liverpool Victoria Group, Lloyds Banking Group, Partnership Life Assurance Ltd, Royal London Group, Unum Group, Zurich Financial Services Ltd.

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MarketResearchReports.com: Rwanda Cards and Payments Industry expected to reach 1.4 million cards in 2017, Reveals New Report

Rwanda’s card payments channel experienced rapid growth during the review period. The number of cards in circulation increased at a CAGR of 148.95%, from 12,045 cards in 2008 to 460,914 in 2012. This growth was primarily driven by banks’ aggressive marketing strategies and the central bank’s measures to increase the awareness of card-based payments among consumers. The number of cards in circulation is expected to increase from 690,967 in 2013 to 1.4 million in 2017, after registering a forecast-period CAGR of 19.78%. Despite card payments being at a nascent stage in Rwanda due the relatively low penetration of banking services, banks and card issuers are embracing new technologies to facilitate cashless payments. Smart-card ticketing system, Twende, was initiated by Kigali Bus Services (KBS), facilitating payment through prepaid cards issued by KBS. The technology has been implemented on KBS’ 20 buses in Kigali. The implementation of new technologies is expected to drive growth in card payments in the country. For more information visit: Emerging Opportunities in Rwanda’s Cards and Payments Industry: Market Size, Trends and Drivers, Strategies, Products and Competitive Landscape

The report provides market analysis, information and insights into Rwanda’s cards and payments market, including:

  • Current and forecast values for each category of Rwanda’s cards and payments industry including debit cards, credit cards, prepaid cards and charge cards
  • Comprehensive analysis of the industry’s market attractiveness and future growth areas
  • Analysis of various market drivers and regulations governing Rwanda’s cards and payments industry
  • Detailed analysis of the marketing strategies adopted for selling debit, credit, charge and prepaid cards used by various bankers and other institutions in the market
  • Comprehensive analysis of consumer attitudes and their buying preferences for cards
  • Competitive landscape of Rwanda’s cards and payments industry

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  • Make strategic business decisions using historic and forecast market data related to Rwanda’s cards and payments industry and each market within it
  • Understand the key market trends and growth opportunities within Rwanda’s cards and payments industry
  • Assess the competitive dynamics in Rwanda’s cards and payments industry
  • Gain insights into the marketing strategies used for selling various types of cards in Rwanda
  • Gain insights into key regulations governing Rwanda’s cards and payments industry

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Key Highlights

  • Rwanda’s card payments channel experienced rapid growth during the review period. The number of cards in circulation increased at a CAGR of 148.95%, from 12,045 cards in 2008 to 460,914 in 2012. This growth was primarily driven by banks’ aggressive marketing strategies and the central bank’s measures to increase the awareness of card-based payments among consumers.
  • Payment infrastructure, including the ATM and POS terminals network, is growing considerably in Rwanda. The number of ATM machines increased from 167 in 2011 to 232 in 2012, while the number of POS terminals increased from 227 to 385 during the same period.
  • Mobile phone use grew during the review period, with 6.1 million people, equivalent to 54% of the population, using mobile phones in March 2013. MTN Rwanda, the leading telecoms provider in the country, has recorded growth in mobile transactions since their creation in 2010, as the value of transactions reached US$139.2 million in November 2012.
  • E-commerce is at a nascent stage in Rwanda due to the lack of an appropriate online payment infrastructure. Airline service provider, RwandAir, has been facilitating online payment for their services since 2011. In April 2013, the Bank of Kigali introduced an e-payment gateway in association with iVeri Payment Technologies, one of the leading multi-channel e-payment service providers, to accelerate e-commerce transactions in the country.

Spanning over 53pages, 23 tables and 37 figures, “Emerging Opportunities in Rwanda’s Cards and Payments Industry: Market Size, Trends and Drivers, Strategies, Products and Competitive Landscape” report provides current values for Rwanda’s cards and payments industry for 2012 and forecast figures for 2017and profiles the major banks in Rwanda’s cards and payments industry.

In addition to covering the Market Attractiveness and Future Prospects of the Cards and Payments Industry, Analysis of Rwanda Cards and Payments Industry Drivers, Emerging Consumer Attitudes and Trends, Competitive Landscape and Industry Dynamics, Strategies Adopted by Key Operators, Size and Growth Potential of Card Payments Channel, Company Profiles- Products and Marketing Strategies. The report covers 6 companies; Bank of Kigali , Access Bank (Rwanda) Ltd, Equity Bank (Rwanda) Ltd, Visa, R-Switch, MasterCard.

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