Stonebridge Group has added AIG and Royal London to its protection panel for appointed representatives and members of its directly authorised panel Stonebridge Genus.
There are now six on the panel, with the firms joining Aviva, L&G, LV= and Vitality.
Paul Nye, director of business partnerships at Stonebridge Group and Stonebridge Genus, said: “Our protection panel is available to both and since its launch we have been increasingly successful at helping advisers identify the opportunity that exists with many clients, not just in protecting their mortgage but also with their wider protection needs.
“With both AIG and Royal London on board, we believe advisers and firms have even greater opportunities to ensure they help clients with their protection needs and we are certain this will act as a springboard for increased activity levels throughout 2017.
“Stonebridge has seen exponential growth in life/protection activity in recent years and we believe this can continue for some time to come.”
In 2016 Stonebridge’s business volumes rose by 56%, with £11.8m of life commissions completed.
Nick Erskine, head of intermediary sales at AIG Life, said: “We are thrilled to have joined the Stonebridge protection panel and look forward to working closely with Stonebridge to help them grow their protection business.”
Debbie Kennedy, group head of protection strategy at Royal London, said: “We’re delighted that we have been appointed to the Stonebridge protection panel.
“Being selected means we can work much more closely with the advisers in their network.
“We’ll do this by sharing sales tips, tools and ideas to help business development and growth. We look forward to working together.”