Paradigm Protect, the directly authorised (DA) protection and general insurance (GI) proposition, and part of Paradigm Mortgage Services, has launched a series of online CPD webinars for member firms.
Starting from 9 September and running through to December, attendees will hear from four protection and GI providers, followed by the chance to ask questions, while collecting 100 minutes of CPD.
Paradigm will be hosting each online workshop for different regions across the country in the North West, London, East Midlands, Scotland, West Midlands, South East, North, South West, East of England, Wales and the South.
Advisers are welcome to sign up for as many sessions as they wish – irrespective of their geographical location.
Paradigm members will be invited to join first, but sessions are open to all DA firms.
The providers signed up to present include: Aegon, AIG Life, Assurant, Aviva, The Exeter, Guardian, Legal & General, MetLife, Paymentshield, Royal London, Scottish Widows, Unum, and Vitality.
Paradigm Protect has also added a range of protection-focused support resources to its free CPD Academy, also aimed at helping firms meet their minimum requirements for insurance CPD under the Insurance Distribution Directive (IDD).
Mike Allison, head of protection at Paradigm, said: “We would of course like to get out and meet as many of our firms as possible in a face-to-face environment, but unfortunately, we are not in a position to do this at present.
“We know from previous feedback how our members value our ongoing programme of events and how important it is to keep them updated via our protection and GI provider partners while maintaining their CPD.
“This is why we are running these regional-based webinars from September which we believe will add real value to advisers by keeping them up to speed with product changes and developments, up-to-date market analysis, highlights of their propositions and how they can support our firms at this time.
“Interaction with all insurers is more important than ever which is why we will involve attendees in these events by allowing them to ask questions to the presenters, via a chat facility, which will ensure these sessions are engaging and productive, thus driving maximum benefit to all who virtually attend.”