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The claim is our product poll

03/05/17 Category: Polls

Current Poll Speaking at the 2017 LifeSearch awards, Tom Baigrie suggested that 'The claim is our core product, not the policy’. Do you agree? Click here to cast your vote Poll Results Our last poll asked “Should all intermediary calls with clients be voice recorded?” Over 70% of our respndents felt that they should be.
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5QI, Philip Martin, Openwork.

18/04/17 5QI

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What was the first record/CD you can remember buying? Abba Arrival. That dates me. What is your biggest pet hate about the world of financial services? Inteminable and unreadable boiler-plate copy provided with the aim of informing customers. What is your favourite film, and why? Get Carter. Michael Caine never better and Newcastle never more atmospheric. What is currently the biggest issue facing intermediaries in the UK market? Finding routes to engage a new generation of customers who want to engage with advice in different ways. If you could change one thing overnight about the protection industry, what would it…
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March Summit White Paper: 5 ways to increase consumer trust in protection

by roger@rogeredwards.co.uk 11/04/17 Latest News

We've launched our second White Paper describing 5 ways to increase consumer trust in protection. Written after the recent Protection Review Summit in London on 9 March, the White Paper summarises the debate and sets out the recommendations from the discussions. The event delivered two hours of positive straight talking and heated debate about customer perceptions of the industry. Another action-oriented event where everyone was constructive, added value and focused on customer outcomes. Here are the five steps. The industry should look at finding simple ways to explain what we’re about and to promote the 'social good' we do. Let’s not assume…
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New Chair for Protection Review Awards judging panel

by roger@rogeredwards.co.uk 10/04/17 Latest News

Following the sad and unexpected passing of Paul Bradshaw - our good friend and long-standing Chair of our awards judging panel, we would like to announce the appointment of a new Chair for this year's judging process. We are pleased to announce that David Heeney will chair the 2017 Protection Review awards judging process. David will be well known to many of you. He recently retired from Pacific Life Re, where he was Chief Marketing Officer for Europe, and previously spent 10 years with Swiss Re in a variety of roles including Global Client Manager and Divisional Product Manager. He…
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Protection Review Awards 2017: Details of deadlines and judging criteria

05/03/17 Latest News

Protection Review Awards - new information for 2017  We've made a few changes this year. Voting closed on the 3rd March 2017 and we are now in the process of asking shortlisted companies to submit entries to support their case.   Changes for 2017 and Judging Criteria There is one new award – Young Achiever of the Year, which is for anyone working in the manufacturing or distribution side of the industry (insurer, reinsurer, intermediary, adviser, paraplanner, tech firm, marketing etc) who is 30 or under at the time of entry. Depending on the category, some awards are based on…
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