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  • By Kathryn Knowles on the 8th June 2018

    Mr I came to us with a need for Life Insurance, to provide his children with some financial security in the event of his death. Ian's primary residence was in the UK, but he spent most of his time working in Iran. Iran is considered to be a s... Read More

  • By Kathryn Knowles on the 1st June 2018

    We are just coming out of Mental Health Awareness Week, and whilst this time has been extremely important to increase knowledge and end stigma, we need to make sure that this empathy becomes the norm, all year round. I have been popping in and... Read More

  • By Kathryn Knowles on the 22nd May 2018

    Mr H came to us with a BMI of around 40 and a need for Critical Illness Cover and Income Protection. Harry had been declined insurance elsewhere and decided to speak with us, to see if we could get him the insurance that he needed. We were ab... Read More

  • By Kathryn Knowles on the 10th May 2018

    Grace came to us with a need for Life Insurance, to protect her mortgage liability, and Income Protection, to replace any lost earnings if she became ill and was unable to continue working. Grace had undergone gender reassignment surgery five... Read More

  • By Kathryn Knowles on the 1st May 2018

    Fiona came to is and we identified a need for Life Insurance and Critical Illness Cover, up to her anticipated retirement age off 68. Fiona had fibromyalgia, ADHD and anxiety disclosures on her application. This video details how we were able... Read More

  • By Kathryn Knowles on the 25th April 2018

    In this video I talk about our client who had been diagnosed with grand mal epilepsy. We identified a need for him to have life insurance, critical illness cover and income protection. Here I discuss the different insurances that we were able... Read More

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  1. CuraVision - The ABCs - Iran

    - Date: 8th June 2018
    - Categories: Health

  2. Get The Inside Out: Mental Health Awareness Week

    - Date: 1st June 2018
    - Categories: Life Insurance, Health

  3. CuraVision - The ABCs - High BMI

    - Date: 22nd May 2018
    - Categories: Health

  4. CuraVision - The ABCs - Gender Reassignment

    - Date: 10th May 2018
    - Categories: Health

  5. CuraVision - The ABCs - Fibromyalgia

    - Date: 1st May 2018
    - Categories: Health

  6. CuraVision - The ABCs - Epilepsy

    - Date: 25th April 2018
    - Categories: Health

  7. CuraVision - The ABCs - Diabetes

    - Date: 17th April 2018
    - Categories: Health

  8. The Men with the Golden Hands

    - Date: 29th March 2018
    - Categories: Critical Illness Cover

  9. CuraVision - The ABCs - Cancer

    - Date: 27th March 2018
    - Categories: Health

  10. CuraVision - Health - Transgender

    - Date: 20th March 2018
    - Categories: Health

  11. CuraVision - Health - Diabetes

    - Date: 6th March 2018
    - Categories: Health

  12. CuraVision - The ABCs - Bipolar Disorder

    - Date: 19th February 2018
    - Categories: Health

  13. CuraVision - The ABCs - Alcoholism

    - Date: 12th February 2018
    - Categories: Health

  14. CuraVision - Health - Cancer

    - Date: 6th February 2018
    - Categories: Health

  15. CuraVision - Health - HIV

    - Date: 1st February 2018
    - Categories: Health

  16. CuraVision - Health - Mental Health

    - Date: 25th January 2018
    - Categories: Health

  17. CuraVision - Health - Overweight Life Insurance

    - Date: 15th January 2018
    - Categories: Health

  18. CuraVision - Health - Underactive Thyroid

    - Date: 8th January 2018
    - Categories: Health

  19. CuraVision - Health - Alcohol

    - Date: 1st January 2018
    - Categories: Health

  20. Life Insurance - Vapers, Vaping and E-Cigarettes

    - Date: 2nd November 2017
    - Categories: Life Insurance, Health

  21. Seven Families: Are you Finvincible?

    - Date: 16th October 2017
    - Categories: Income Protection, Accident, Sickness and Unemployment, Occupations, Health

  22. Cura are Awarded 'Best Specialist Intermediary' at the Cover Awards 2017

    - Date: 5th October 2017
    - Categories: Life Insurance, Critical Illness Cover, Income Protection, Accident, Sickness and Unemployment

  23. Cura Live Video, Take One: Gnomes, Zombies and Christmas

    - Date: 28th September 2017
    - Categories: Life Insurance, Critical Illness Cover, Income Protection, Accident, Sickness and Unemployment

  24. The Special Risks Bureau Does Game of Gnomes

    - Date: 29th August 2017
    - Categories: Life Insurance, Critical Illness Cover, Income Protection, Accident, Sickness and Unemployment

  25. Cura are Chosen as Money Marketings Best Protection Advisers 2017

    - Date: 26th June 2017
    - Categories: Life Insurance, Critical Illness Cover, Income Protection, Accident, Sickness and Unemployment

  26. The Risks of Income Protection

    - Date: 9th June 2017
    - Categories: Income Protection

  27. High BMI - How to make a managed life policy work for you

    - Date: 23rd May 2017
    - Categories: Life Insurance, Health

  28. 8 Tips for Protection Insurance

    - Date: 5th May 2017
    - Categories: Income Protection

  29. Insurance Scammers - Top 5 Tips

    - Date: 4th April 2017
    - Categories: Life Insurance, Critical Illness Cover, Income Protection, Accident, Sickness and Unemployment

  30. Impaired Life Insurance

    - Date: 30th March 2017
    - Categories: Life Insurance

  31. Declined Income Protection

    - Date: 3rd March 2017
    - Categories: Income Protection

  32. Can I get Critical Illness Cover after having Cancer?

    - Date: 16th February 2017
    - Categories: Critical Illness Cover, Health

  33. Kathryn Knowles is Commended as a Protection Adviser in the 2017 Unbiased Media Awards

    - Date: 10th February 2017
    - Categories: Life Insurance, Critical Illness Cover, Income Protection, Accident, Sickness and Unemployment

  34. Insurance that Rewards You!

    - Date: 23rd December 2016
    - Categories: Life Insurance, Critical Illness Cover, Income Protection, Accident, Sickness and Unemployment

  35. Epilepsy and Insurance

    - Date: 22nd December 2016
    - Categories: Health

  36. When Insurance Doesn't Pay Out

    - Date: 21st December 2016
    - Categories: Life Insurance, Critical Illness Cover, Income Protection, Accident, Sickness and Unemployment

  37. Income Protection Insurance - What Matters Most

    - Date: 20th December 2016
    - Categories: Income Protection

  38. HIV and Insurance

    - Date: 19th December 2016
    - Categories: Health

  39. Strokes, TIAs and Subarachnoid Haemorrhages

    - Date: 18th December 2016
    - Categories: Health

  40. Parkinson's Disease and Insurance

    - Date: 17th December 2016
    - Categories: Health

  41. Critical Illness Cover - Quantity, Quality and Service

    - Date: 16th December 2016
    - Categories: Critical Illness Cover

  42. Digestive Conditions and Insurance

    - Date: 15th December 2016
    - Categories: Health

  43. Travel and Insurance

    - Date: 14th December 2016
    - Categories: Travel

  44. Hazardous Pastimes and Insurance

    - Date: 13th December 2016
    - Categories: Pastimes

  45. Musculoskeletal Conditions and Insurance

    - Date: 12th December 2016
    - Categories: Health

  46. Heart Conditions and Insurance

    - Date: 11th December 2016
    - Categories: Health

  47. Pet Insurance vs You Insurance

    - Date: 10th December 2016
    - Categories: Life Insurance, Critical Illness Cover, Income Protection, Accident, Sickness and Unemployment

  48. Hazardous Occupations

    - Date: 9th December 2016
    - Categories: Occupations

  49. Could you afford to retire tomorrow? It's a big resounding no from me!

    - Date: 8th December 2016
    - Categories: Income Protection, Accident, Sickness and Unemployment

  50. Mental Health Disorders and Insurance

    - Date: 7th December 2016
    - Categories: Health

  51. Be realistic!

    - Date: 6th December 2016
    - Categories: Life Insurance, Critical Illness Cover, Income Protection, Accident, Sickness and Unemployment

  52. Cancer Survivors and Insurance

    - Date: 5th December 2016
    - Categories: Life Insurance, Health

  53. BMI and Insurance

    - Date: 4th December 2016
    - Categories: Life Insurance, Critical Illness Cover, Income Protection, Accident, Sickness and Unemployment

  54. Insurance for Diabetics

    - Date: 3rd December 2016
    - Categories: Life Insurance, Critical Illness Cover, Income Protection, Accident, Sickness and Unemployment

  55. Insurers will do anything not to pay out, right?

    - Date: 2nd December 2016
    - Categories: Life Insurance, Critical Illness Cover, Income Protection, Accident, Sickness and Unemployment

  56. Can you afford to retire tomorrow?

    - Date: 18th November 2016
    - Categories: Income Protection, Occupations

  57. Working at Heights? Avoid the Downfall of Upcoming Changes in the Insurance Market

    - Date: 25th October 2016
    - Categories: Life Insurance, Critical Illness Cover

  58. Cura Financial Services win at the Cover Excellence Awards 2016

    - Date: 12th October 2016
    - Categories: Life Insurance, Critical Illness Cover, Income Protection, Accident, Sickness and Unemployment

  59. Income Protection for Workers at Heights

    - Date: 7th October 2016
    - Categories: Income Protection, Occupations

  60. AIG launch their Key3 Critical Illness Cover

    - Date: 15th August 2016
    - Categories: Critical Illness Cover

  61. Critical Illness Quiz

    - Date: 20th July 2016
    - Categories: Critical Illness Cover

  62. Brexit, Unemployment Insurance and Redundancy Insurance

    - Date: 30th June 2016
    - Categories: Accident, Sickness and Unemployment, Occupations

  63. Income Protection Quiz

    - Date: 24th June 2016
    - Categories: Income Protection

  64. Roger Edwards podcast ZOMBIE marketing campaign

    - Date: 16th June 2016
    - Categories: Life Insurance, Occupations

  65. The Special Risks Bureau does Zombies

    - Date: 5th June 2016
    - Categories: Life Insurance, Occupations

  66. Offshore Workers Life Insurance: How Much Will It Cost?

    - Date: 6th May 2016
    - Categories: Life Insurance, Occupations

  67. The Risks of Critical Illness Cover

    - Date: 5th May 2016
    - Categories: Critical Illness Cover

  68. Cura Financial Services Ltd meet Yorkshire Coast Radio - Vitality

    - Date: 18th April 2016
    - Categories: Life Insurance, Health

  69. Family Income Benefit - Infographic

    - Date: 15th April 2016
    - Categories: Income Protection

  70. Applying for Income Protection when you have Crohn's disease

    - Date: 14th April 2016
    - Categories: Income Protection, Health

  71. The Benefits and Risks of Accident, Sickness and Unemployment Cover

    - Date: 13th April 2016
    - Categories: Accident, Sickness and Unemployment

  72. Case Study Client - Mary Archer

    - Date: 8th April 2016
    - Categories: Life Insurance, Critical Illness Cover, Health

  73. Life Insurance - First Time Buyers Guide

    - Date: 7th April 2016
    - Categories: Life Insurance

  74. Why Should I buy Critical Illness Cover?

    - Date: 24th March 2016
    - Categories: Critical Illness Cover

  75. Why Should I buy Life Insurance?

    - Date: 21st March 2016
    - Categories: Life Insurance

  76. Declined Life Insurance - BMI

    - Date: 11th March 2016
    - Categories: Life Insurance, Health

  77. Serious Illness Cover vs Critical Illness Cover

    - Date: 10th March 2016
    - Categories: Critical Illness Cover, Health

  78. Offshore Workers Life Insurance Market Changes

    - Date: 1st March 2016
    - Categories: Life Insurance, Occupations

  79. Cura Financial Services Ltd shortlisted for Financial Excellence Awards

    - Date: 29th February 2016
    - Categories: Life Insurance, Critical Illness Cover, Income Protection, Accident, Sickness and Unemployment

  80. Type 2 Diabetics and Life Insurance

    - Date: 16th February 2016
    - Categories: Life Insurance, Health

  81. Is my Life Insurance subject to Inheritance Tax?

    - Date: 29th January 2016
    - Categories: Life Insurance

  82. Diabetics Income Protection

    - Date: 28th January 2016
    - Categories: Income Protection, Health

  83. Cura Financial Services Ltd meet Yorkshire Coast Radio - Parkinson's and Insurance

    - Date: 23rd December 2015
    - Categories: Life Insurance, Critical Illness Cover, Income Protection, Accident, Sickness and Unemployment, Health

  84. Does Life Insurance Cover Terrorist Attacks

    - Date: 21st December 2015
    - Categories: Life Insurance

  85. Critical Illness Cover - Neurological Conditions

    - Date: 16th December 2015
    - Categories: Critical Illness Cover, Health

  86. Cura Financial Services Ltd meet Yorkshire Coast Radio - Movember Podcast

    - Date: 19th November 2015
    - Categories: Life Insurance, Critical Illness Cover, Income Protection, Accident, Sickness and Unemployment, Health

  87. HIV Life Insurance - How Much Does It Cost

    - Date: 18th November 2015
    - Categories: Life Insurance, Health

  88. Critical Illness Cover - Cancer

    - Date: 10th November 2015
    - Categories: Critical Illness Cover, Health

  89. Vitality Life Optimiser - Earning Points

    - Date: 6th November 2015
    - Categories: Life Insurance, Health

  90. Offshore Workers Life Insurance - How Much Does It Cost

    - Date: 23rd October 2015
    - Categories: Life Insurance, Occupations

  91. LV= Income Protection - How Tall is a Giraffe?

    - Date: 16th October 2015
    - Categories: Income Protection

  92. Cura Financial Services Ltd meet Yorkshire Coast Radio - Series 1, Episode 7 - Organisations

    - Date: 15th October 2015
    - Categories: Occupations, Travel, Health, Pastimes

  93. Cura Financial Services Ltd meet Yorkshire Coast Radio - Series 1, Episode 6 - Occupations

    - Date: 9th October 2015
    - Categories: Occupations, Travel, Health, Pastimes

  94. Cura Financial Services Ltd meet Yorkshire Coast Radio - Mental Health Podcast

    - Date: 8th October 2015
    - Categories: Life Insurance, Health

  95. Global Treatment by Friends Life - A Good Addition?

    - Date: 25th September 2015
    - Categories: Life Insurance, Critical Illness Cover

  96. Cura Financial Services Ltd meet Yorkshire Coast Radio - Series 1, Episode 5 - Broker Advantage

    - Date: 25th September 2015
    - Categories: Occupations, Travel, Health, Pastimes

  97. Cura Financial Services Ltd meet Yorkshire Coast Radio - Series 1, Episode 4 - Difference

    - Date: 18th September 2015
    - Categories: Occupations, Travel, Health, Pastimes

  98. The Offshore Workers Guide to Life Insurance

    - Date: 15th September 2015
    - Categories: Life Insurance, Occupations

  99. Vitality Life Insurance Products - Challenging the Market and Rewarding the Customer

    - Date: 11th September 2015
    - Categories: Life Insurance, Health

  100. Cura Financial Services Ltd meet Yorkshire Coast Radio - Series 1, Episode 3 - Medical Conditions

    - Date: 11th September 2015
    - Categories: Occupations, Travel, Health, Pastimes

  101. Cura Financial Services Ltd meet Yorkshire Coast Radio - Series 1, Episode 2 - Why Special Risks

    - Date: 4th September 2015
    - Categories: Occupations, Travel, Health, Pastimes

  102. Applying for Life Insurance if you have the BRCA1 and BRCA2 Genes

    - Date: 28th August 2015
    - Categories: Life Insurance, Health

  103. Aviva Update their Critical Illness Contract

    - Date: 21st August 2015
    - Categories: Critical Illness Cover

  104. Life Insurance and E-Cigarettes - Am I a Smoker or Not?

    - Date: 19th August 2015
    - Categories: Life Insurance, Health

  105. Cura Financial Services Ltd meet Yorkshire Coast Radio - Series 1, Episode 1 - Background

    - Date: 17th August 2015
    - Categories: Occupations, Travel, Health, Pastimes

  106. The Budget 2015: How this affects your insurance policies

    - Date: 7th August 2015
    - Categories: Life Insurance, Critical Illness Cover, Income Protection, Accident, Sickness and Unemployment

  107. Legal & General Launch Second Medical Opinion Services

    - Date: 7th August 2015
    - Categories: Life Insurance, Critical Illness Cover, Income Protection

  108. Market extends possible term on HIV Life Insurance to 25 years

    - Date: 20th May 2015
    - Categories: Life Insurance, Health

  109. Armed Forces Personnel and Humanitarian Aid

    - Date: 16th March 2015
    - Categories: Occupations

  110. The Strangest Football Injuries In The World

    - Date: 26th February 2015
    - Categories: Occupations

  111. Aviva Update their Free Parent Life Cover

    - Date: 18th February 2015
    - Categories: Life Insurance

  112. Indoor Cycling - Interview with the National Cycling Centre

    - Date: 3rd December 2014
    - Categories: Pastimes

  113. Indoor Caving: Interview with XC Climbing Centre

    - Date: 24th November 2014
    - Categories: Pastimes

  114. Abseiling For Beginners: Interview with Dart Rock Centre

    - Date: 20th November 2014
    - Categories: Pastimes

  115. Life Insurance for People Working at Heights

    - Date: 14th November 2014
    - Categories: Life Insurance, Occupations

  116. Legal & General Free Life Insurance for New Parents

    - Date: 10th November 2014
    - Categories: Life Insurance, Health

  117. Indoor Skiing & Snowboarding - Interview with The Snow Centre

    - Date: 31st October 2014
    - Categories: Pastimes

  118. Life Insurance for New Parents

    - Date: 10th October 2014
    - Categories: Life Insurance

  119. Indoor Skydiving - Non-Extreme Sport or Preparation?

    - Date: 6th October 2014
    - Categories: Pastimes

  120. Protect my Parents - Life Insurance for my Mother and Father

    - Date: 1st October 2014
    - Categories: Life Insurance

  121. Income Protection for Teachers

    - Date: 23rd September 2014
    - Categories: Income Protection, Occupations

  122. Declined Life Insurance

    - Date: 18th August 2014
    - Categories: Life Insurance

  123. Legal & General Payouts in 2013

    - Date: 8th August 2014
    - Categories: Life Insurance, Critical Illness Cover, Income Protection

  124. Aviva Update their Income Protection Cover

    - Date: 7th August 2014
    - Categories: Income Protection

  125. Legal & General Update their Income Protection Contract

    - Date: 16th July 2014
    - Categories: Income Protection

  126. Liverpool Victoria Launch their Personal Sick Pay Scheme

    - Date: 10th July 2014
    - Categories: Income Protection

  127. Life Insurance: A Guide to Key Life Insurance Providers

    - Date: 20th June 2014
    - Categories: Life Insurance

  128. Life Insurance Types

    - Date: 13th June 2014
    - Categories: Life Insurance

  129. Life Insurance: Foreign Travel

    - Date: 6th June 2014
    - Categories: Life Insurance, Travel

  130. Life Insurance: How it Works

    - Date: 4th June 2014
    - Categories: Life Insurance

  131. Life Insurance Explained

    - Date: 29th May 2014
    - Categories: Life Insurance

  132. Aviva improve their Critical Illness Contract

    - Date: 28th May 2014
    - Categories: Critical Illness Cover

  133. Children's Funeral Cover

    - Date: 23rd May 2014
    - Categories: Critical Illness Cover

  134. Liverpool Victoria improve their Critical Illness and Income Protection Cover

    - Date: 21st May 2014
    - Categories: Critical Illness Cover, Income Protection

  135. Income Protection: The Three Strikes Rule

    - Date: 16th May 2014
    - Categories: Income Protection

  136. Critical Illness Cover - Potential Exclusions

    - Date: 9th May 2014
    - Categories: Critical Illness Cover

  137. Life Insurance for Young Adults

    - Date: 8th May 2014
    - Categories: Life Insurance

  138. Cura Financial Services Ltd win the Quality Protection Firm Award 2014

    - Date: 6th May 2014
    - Categories: Life Insurance, Critical Illness Cover, Income Protection, Accident, Sickness and Unemployment

  139. Critical Illness Cover - Explained

    - Date: 30th April 2014
    - Categories: Critical Illness Cover

  140. Life Insurance for Disabled People

    - Date: 25th April 2014
    - Categories: Life Insurance, Health

  141. Relevant Life Policy: Tax Efficient Insurance for Company Directors

    - Date: 22nd April 2014
    - Categories: Life Insurance, Occupations

  142. Partial Payments - Are They Worth It?

    - Date: 15th April 2014
    - Categories: Critical Illness Cover

  143. Vaping? Life Insurance for E-Cigarette Users

    - Date: 9th April 2014
    - Categories: Life Insurance, Health

  144. Critical Illness Cover vs Income Protection Insurance

    - Date: 3rd April 2014
    - Categories: Critical Illness Cover, Income Protection

  145. PruProtect Life and Serious Illness Cover for Armed Forces Personnel

    - Date: 27th March 2014
    - Categories: Life Insurance, Occupations

  146. LV= Spruce up their Income Protection for NHS Doctors and Surgeons

    - Date: 24th March 2014
    - Categories: Income Protection, Occupations

  147. Critical Illness Cover Payouts for Breast Cancer

    - Date: 21st March 2014
    - Categories: Critical Illness Cover, Health

  148. Life Insurance with Multiple Sclerosis

    - Date: 19th March 2014
    - Categories: Life Insurance, Health

  149. Life Insurance for Motorcycle Riders

    - Date: 26th February 2014
    - Categories: Life Insurance, Occupations, Pastimes

  150. Income Protection for the Self-Employed

    - Date: 20th February 2014
    - Categories: Income Protection, Occupations

  151. We combined the world's most valuable body parts

    - Date: 11th February 2014
    - Categories: Occupations

  152. Life Insurance for High Net Worth Individuals

    - Date: 31st January 2014
    - Categories: Life Insurance, Occupations

  153. Life Insurance for People with Multiple Illnesses

    - Date: 22nd January 2014
    - Categories: Life Insurance, Health

  154. Life Insurance During Pregnancy

    - Date: 17th January 2014
    - Categories: Life Insurance, Health

  155. Overweight Life Insurance

    - Date: 10th December 2013
    - Categories: Life Insurance, Health

  156. Armed Forces Life Insurance

    - Date: 6th December 2013
    - Categories: Life Insurance, Occupations

  157. Income Protection for Company Directors

    - Date: 27th November 2013
    - Categories: Income Protection, Occupations

  158. Income Protection for Doctors

    - Date: 26th November 2013
    - Categories: Income Protection, Occupations

  159. Accident and Sickness Cover for the Self-Employed

    - Date: 24th November 2013
    - Categories: Accident, Sickness and Unemployment, Occupations

  160. Life Insurance for Offshore Workers

    - Date: 6th November 2013
    - Categories: Life Insurance, Occupations

  161. Life Insurance for Smokers

    - Date: 29th October 2013
    - Categories: Life Insurance, Health

  162. Life Insurance for Cancer Survivors

    - Date: 9th October 2013
    - Categories: Life Insurance, Health

  163. Critical Illness Cover for Diabetics with Zurich

    - Date: 24th June 2013
    - Categories: Critical Illness Cover, Health

  164. Critical Illness Cover for Diabetics with Friends Life

    - Date: 15th March 2013
    - Categories: Critical Illness Cover, Health

  165. Does Critical Illness Pay out for Diabetes?

    - Date: 15th March 2013
    - Categories: Critical Illness Cover, Health

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