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The voting for the awards has now closed.  The shortlists can be found on the events page under the dinner.

Key dates for 2015:

  • Protection Review: Wednesday 15th July

 

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Russell Higginbotham, Swiss Re

1. What was the first record you can remember buying? 
Led Zeppelin III, which was a disappointment at the time, so I bought Led Zeppelin II which was great. Ironically, 35 years later, I love them both equally.

2. What is your biggest pet hate about the world of financial services?
Talking shops with no action - how long has Income Protection been "the Cinderella Product"? So long that it must be an ugly sister by now.
 
3. What is your favourite film, and why?

Love Actually - I watch it every Christmas with my wife and it says everything about what is brilliant about being British
 
4. If you won a million pounds tomorrow what might you do with it?

Buy 4 Lamborghinis... ok, that's a joke... Spend 10%, give 25% to friends & family and save the rest - retirement isn't too far away!
 
5. If you could change one thing about the protection industry overnight, what would it be?
Give everyone a small health protection policy at 16, aimed to pay a claim early and get everyone into the habit of seeing the value and buying insurance as a way of life
 

 

About Protection Review

Protection Review is the definitive review of the UK's multi-billion pound health and protection insurance industry. Protection Review was established in 2003 by its then co-directors Peter Le Beau and Andy Couchman. In 2010 Kevin Carr joined as chief executive. All three are passionate about health and protection insurance
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Poll Results

Poll Results

APRIL 2015

In our last poll we asked "What should the protection insurance industry do about claim statistics?". Just under 90% of those who answered felt that we should continue to publish claim stats but do much more to communicate the key messages.
 

 

Latest Poll

In our latest poll we ask:

"Are new style D2C players such as Beagle Street and There helping to grow the protection market?"
 

Click here to take part in the poll and check back here soon to see the results.

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Events

Protection Review 2014 was held on Thursday 10 July at The Landmark London.

Protection Review has now been confirmed for 15 July 2015. 

Please contact jo@lebeauvisage.co.uk for further details.

Click here for pictures of the 2014 conference and click here to see the pictures of the dinner and awards.

For queries about this, and other Protection Review events, including training, please email jo@lebeauvisage.co.uk

 

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