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Iain Clark
Distribution & Marketing Director, British Friendly

What was the first record you can remember buying?

I actually bought 2 on my first trip to HMV. My first record was Blondie, Hanging on the telephone. A brilliant song that I think stands the test of time. The second was Rat Trap by The Boomtown Rats. God I feel old now!

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


What is your favourite film, and why?

It’s a Wonderful Life!  It’s a holiday classic to define all holiday classics and It's one of a select few  films worth an annual viewing. I also love anything James Stewart is in!

 What car do you drive?

I have a Mercedes AMG E class

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

It’s not so much a change but an opportunity.  I would love to have the opportunity to teach all of our schools/students the understanding of personal protection and offer them a base level of cover (free ) in order that they appreciate the value at a very early age. 


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


In our last poll we asked "Which of the following options is most likely to encourage growth in the protection market?". 48% of voters selected “Improving the customer experience when buying protection” with the remaining votes being split between the other two options. 


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