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28/01/16 Category: Polls

Poll Results In our last poll we asked "Data suggests a significant decline in the Accelerated CI market. Why is this?". The results were close with a narrow majority suggesting that the changes in the distribution mix were responsible for the decline, followed by the price being too high.  Current poll In our latest poll we ask: "Will E-signatures have a positive impact on protection sales?" Click here to take part in the poll and check back here soon to see the results.
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Marilyn Cole from Space argues that the robot should be a friend not a rival

28/01/16

When an industry is undergoing dramatic and fundamental changes, it isn’t always obvious for those caught up in the middle of things. However that definitely isn’t the case when it comes to robo-advice. The ‘machines’ have been hogging the headlines in the trade press for many months now, though it is probably fair to say that most of the debate and most of the attention has been focused on pensions and investments and particularly on helping people make the correct decisions about their pension income. In other words, protection has been a little overlooked. So does this mean the robots…
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Why put SMI on the agenda and why now? asks Johnny Timpson

20/01/16

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Advisers regularly ask me…How do I raise protection need with not just my new but also my existing clients?, what support material can I use?...Whilst the Government’s welfare reform agenda has thus far not featured too highly on intermediaries’ agenda for discussion with clients, the changes to Support for Mortgage Interest (SMI) benefit give reason to have a mortgage resilience and appropriate financial resilience discussion with all mortgage clients both old and new. Plus, the education material from the Seven Families project www.7families.co.uk can bring need to life as a number of the families featured discuss the mortgage issues and…
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Roger Edwards joins Protection Review

11/01/16 Press Releases

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Press release 12 October 2015 Protection Review appoints Roger Edwards as Marketing Director Protection Review, the independent protection consultancy established in 2003 by Co-chairmen Peter Le Beau and Andy Couchman, has appointed Roger Edwards as Marketing Director. Roger has vast industry experience and previous roles include Managing Director of Bright Grey and Scottish Provident. His appointment brings the Protection Review team up to six people, which also includes Kevin Carr, Jo Miller and Frances Delhoy and there will be no changes to these existing roles. Protection Review CEO, Kevin Carr said: “Roger brings a wealth of experience, ideas and energy.…
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