March 2019


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  • MetLife’s MultiProtect product now available through iPipeline Solutionbuilder

    31 January 2019

    MetLife has teamed up with iPipeline to grow the distribution of its accident and hospital cover product MultiProtect, as it seeks to grow the financial protection market in the UK.  MultiProtect will be available to selected distributors who use iPipeline’s protection sourcing solution, SolutionBuilder. It offers policyholders payouts of up to £250 a day for...

  • Income protection provider pays 95.2% of claims in 2018

    26 January 2019

    Specialist individual income protection provider Cirencester Friendly reports it has paid 95.2% of claims in 2018, an increase on the 2017 figure of 94.7%.   The mutual has published its claim statistics annually for 9 years and says that during 2018 it received 973 applications for claim, of which 94.7% were eligible for consideration. This left 948...

  • Aegon launches business protection toolkit

    22 January 2019

    Aegon has launched a new business protection toolkit to provide advisers with support and information when discussing the topic with clients. With over 2.6 million businesses being PAYE and/or VAT registered in the UK, Aegon said there is a vast opportunity for advisers to develop the amount of business protection they write, with as...

  • Child critical illness cover comparison tool launched by F&TRC

    6 January 2019

    Research consultancy group F&TRC has launched new functionality enabling advisers to compare child critical illness cover between insurers. F&TRC said it updated its adviser research hub, Quality Analyser, to help advisers better understand the changes to child CI, after an increasing number of insurers amended the child CI definitions on their propositions over the...

  • TDQ: Test Your Knowledge – Answers

    20 December 2018

    As part of our Training, Development and Qualifications (TDQ) series, Professional Paraplanner has teamed up with key training and exam support providers to help you to, amongst other things, revise for your qualifications. Below you will find also the cross-references for the 10 questions in this month’s TDQ: Test Your Knowledge, which we posed...

  • TDQ: Test Your Knowledge – Questions

    20 December 2018

    For Professional Paraplanner’s TDQ (Training, Development and Qualifications) series, we have teamed up with key support providers, such as Brand Financial Training, to provide our readers with the very best in training, development and exam support. This series aims to provide you with valuable advice and guidance materials to help you achieve your training...

  • 50 Not Out – January Issue of Professional Paraplanner OUT NOW

    19 December 2018

    This issue we celebrate our 50th edition of the Professional Paraplanner magazine!! Thank you to all our readers, supporters and the team behind the scenes that have worked so hard. Paraplanner profile The paraplanner we profile for this issue is Jade Mountford, chartered paraplanner with Mazars Financial Planning. She scooped the PFS Paraplanner of...

  • Power of Attorney – steering clear of the traps

    13 December 2018

    Martin Jones, technical consultant at AJ Bell, highlights some of the pitfalls for with clients who are thinking about setting up a Power of Attorney. While the incidence of many diseases has declined in recent years, the prevalence of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease has increased, and indeed figures from the Office of National Statistics...