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Here's a quick list of what is keeping us busy at the moment:

- We're collating the feedback from Protection Review 2014 and reading all of the comments we have received after the conference, dinner and awards

- IFA & Media protection training

- Consultancy work in the UK and internationally

- We're planning the annual advisory board meeting for The Syndicate where we will meet with members old and new to discuss the themes for the research over the coming year.

- Writing articles and commenting for the media and firms

- Product reviews. We have a track record going back almost 20 years and are building up our online library - it's free to access too.

- 'e-PR' - download it free from this website

And championing the cause for protection wherever we can!


5 QI

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Guy Williams, Liss Systems

1. What was the first album you can remember buying?

Slade Live! – Not something to generally publicise but at  least I cannot be accused of ‘non disclosure’ on this question.

 2. What is your biggest pet hate about the world of financial services?

‘Cannot do’ attitude. A prevailing sense of why new technology won’t work in financial services, supported by an army of excuses to hide behind. There are some shining examples of just how relevant and exciting our propositions can be in the digital age, but they are very much in the minority.

3. What is your favourite film, and why?

Hotel Budapest. Why? Because it’s a slightly weird wacky and wonderful escapist fantasy tale

4. If you won a million pounds tomorrow what would you do with it?

Book into the beginners school for classic car motor racing and become immersed in the smells sounds and excitement of automotive history

5. If you could change one thing about the protection insurance industry overnight, what would it be?

Make the purchase of simple protection products as easy as buying a book on Amazon – literally!


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


In our last poll we asked "Which of the following is most likely to increase protection sales?"  Trust and Improved communication with consumers were the key issues identified by our respondents.


Latest Poll

In our latest poll we ask  "How will the results of the Scottish referendum impact on sales of protection products?"  Click here to take part in the poll and check back here soon to see the results.


THE PROTECTION REVIEW IS NOW ONLINE!! Click on eBook in the menu at the top and register to view the content.  If you have any queries please contact 


Protection Review 2014 was held on Thursday 10 July at The Landmark London. The date for Protection Review 2015 has not yet been released.  Check back here regularly for 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


Latest Articles

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Getting the most out of the growing Group Risk market - A blog by Ron Wheatcroft of Swiss Re


Getting the most out of the growing group risk market   In the context of financial provision for the public overall, group risk business is very important. Yet, with a few worthy exceptions, our industry treats group business as a poor relation. The pace of product development in the group market doesn't compare to its individual cousin. Why is that?…
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Privates on parade by Peter Hamilton, Zurich


There has been an unusual play showing recently at the Donmar theatre in London, unusual not least because you are actively encouraged to keep your phone on. The play, Privacy, is part drama, part teach in, on the amount of data on ourselves we freely make available, knowingly or otherwise. Big screens behind the cast flash up details gathered from…
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Simple products or simplified process? asks Chris Samuel of TCP LifeSystems


This is an ongoing debate, and it isn’t as black and white as some may portray. But that’s how as an industry we’re trying to approach it – Direct-to-consumer is cut back cover, inferior definitions and cheap, versus the gold plated benefit and feature rich cover that can ‘only’  be sold with advice.  Richard Verdin was quoted in the Financial…
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