Category: Protection

British Friendly has appointed former LifeSearch life office relationship director Emma Thomson as product strategist.

In under a minute the calculator will produce a personalised risk report based on age, gender and smoker status. This will show the percentage likelihood of being unable to work for one month or more through ill-health, the likelihood of experiencing a serious illness and the risk of dying.

Technology should be utilised to help increase the amount of protection brokers sell, a panel of brokers and lenders at FSE London have suggested.

Legal & General has launched a digital broker platform that is said to deliver greater efficiency by enabling online management for group income protection and group life assurance policies.

The panel said the benefits of income protection are “hidden behind complex choices and caveats in the small print”.

To mark 175 years since it was established, LV= has launched a campaign to reconnect with people who had its policies in the past that might have since been lost.

Guardian, which opened for business on Friday, will be working closely with the network and its members, who now have access to Guardian products via SolutionBuilder’s iPipeline.

Ingard will also deliver training and educational opportunities to advisers who are interested in offering the insurance providers’ services.

Initially the adviser-only insurer is offering term assurance and critical illness.

CIExpert’s Adviser Online Service is a comparison service matching critical illness policies to individuals.