Directly authorised protection proposition Paradigm Protect, part of Paradigm Mortgage Services, has launched a series of webinars as an alternative to its CPD events.
Following the postponement of its CPD events due to COVID-19, Paradigm will be releasing a series of 30-minute sessions on a range of topics, allowing advisers to boost their CPD hours from home.
On 15 and 20 April, Royal London will provide practical tips on home working and the use of technology in order to deliver quality advice to clients.
On 16 April. iPipeline will discuss how advisers can grow their protection business, generating conversations with their existing client bank.
On 22 April, AIG Life will look at how value-added services can be used by advisers to engage with clients, as well as secure new opportunities.
Sessions from providers including Aegon, Canada Life and Unum will also be added to the agenda.
Previously, Paradigm Protect launched a ‘protection matrix’ document, covering how individual providers are dealing with applications from clients with COVID-19, as well as the changes they have made as a result of the virus, the way they are dealing with claims, and the contact details for support during this period.
Mike Allison, head of protection at Paradigm, said: “At Paradigm Protect we have been actively looking at how we can support intermediaries through this extremely challenging time.
“Prior to the COVID-19 crisis, we had a wide range of protection-based events planned for our member firms to attend, and there was a great interest in these sessions from advisers.
“We know there is an appetite for help, support and information on a whole manner of protection-based topics, so while we can’t physically run our events as planned, we feel it’s important to offer member firms opportunities to continue meeting their CPD requirements from the comfort of their own home.
“We can’t think of a time when the need for protection has been so great, or so front and centre in the minds of so many people.
“These initial sessions, and the ones that follow, have been designed by us and our provider partners to help advisers tap into that client interest, and ensure they can provide the necessary cover to as wide a range of individuals as possible.”