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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?"

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

Protection Review has now been confirmed for 15 July 2015. 

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