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January 2017

5QI, Paul Yates, iPipeline

26/01/17 Category: 5QI

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What was the first record/CD you can remember buying? Ian Dury, Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick. I distinctly remember taking it home and playing the 7” vinyl on my parents’ stereo and starting a love affair with music that still endures to this day. I’m going to see Loyle Carner (hip hop) next month, before he ‘blows up’ (as they say). What is your biggest pet hate about the world of financial services? The constant focus on growing protection market share rather than increasing consumer take-up. Let’s tell everyone who needs protection that they should have it – as…
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CI and Life Insurance Poll

11/01/17 Polls

Current poll In our latest poll we ask “Should all intermediary calls with clients be voice recorded?” Click here to vote and take part. Poll results Continuing our recent focus on critical illness, in our last poll we asked 'Do you agree that standalone CI should be scrapped and CI should only be available alongside life insurance?’ Over 70% of respondents answered no (71%) with 17% selecting Yes and 12% Maybe.   
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A secret Lemonade thinker by Zurich’s Peter Hamilton

by Peter Hamilton 10/01/17 Blog

Disruption is a hot topic in most industries these days and there’s no shortage of people queuing up to explain that insurance companies and advisers are on their way out. Many will assume that technology will be the cause of the disruption, whether through ‘blockchain’, big data, wearable technology or alternative developments. Sooner or later, one of the big tech companies will enter our market we’re told, market dominance assured. Google, Facebook, Amazon and others clearly have the data, customer centricity and distribution know-how to make a dent in pretty much any market. That said, I’m not convinced they’ll have…
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