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  • Benefits Guru launches workplace pensions ratings

    16 September 2020

    Providers including Aegon, Aviva and Legal & General have been awarded a gold rating in The Financial Technology Research Centre’s (FTRC) annual workplace pensions ratings.  The ratings, which were provided through FTRC’s newly-launched data and information hub Benefits Guru, are designed to help advice firms, providers and employers in their decision-making process by highlighting...

  • Protection insurance free cover period explained

    15 September 2020

    Adam Higgs, head of Research at Protection Guru examines the free cover periods that com with m most insurance policies – when and how they apply and their limitations. Once a protection need has been established, getting cover in force so that the client is protected is extremely important. Where the need is family protection...

  • Medical Solutions partners with Cirencester Friendly to provide virtual GP service

    10 September 2020

    Medical Solutions and Cirencester Friendly have partnered to launch ‘GP24’, a 24/7 virtual GP service for the Society’s income protection members. GP24 is available to all Cirencester Friendly Members at no additional cost and will provide them with 24/7 access to a GP by phone for diagnosis, advice and support as well as private...

  • LIBF launches level 3 certificate ‘to fill an advice gap’

    8 September 2020

    The London Institute of Banking & Finance has launched a new Level 3 Certificate in Protection to provide consumers with confidence in the sector. Registration opened on 7 September, with the qualification due to start on 5 October. Mark Heaton, managing director of professional education at The London Institute of Banking & Finance (pictured),...

  • FTRC launches workplace benefits website

    7 September 2020

    The Finance Technology Research Centre (FTRC) has launched a new site, Benefits Guru, providing information and analysis on the workplace benefits market.   Advisers, employers and providers can search the site for information on the different products and services offered by workplace pension providers and compare data across five aspects – DC pensions, At...

  • Income protection recommendations – deferred period calculations

    1 September 2020

    When formulating an income protection recommendation, there are many different factors for paraplanners to consider, says Adam Higgs, head of Research at Protection Guru, not least in respect of deferred period calculations. When formulating an income protection recommendation, there are many different factors that need to be considered. The clients’ monthly expenditure will likely...

  • Canada Life includes excepted policies on CLASS platform

    18 August 2020

    Canada Life is including excepted policies on its protection platform, CLASS (Canada Life Automated Self Service). This enables advice firms to quote, implement and manage more protection policies, including Registered Group Life Insurance, Group Income Protection and Group Critical Illness protection policies. Employers will be able to access Canada Life’s Excepted Solution and will...

  • Invisible injuries – compensation claims barriers

    6 August 2020

    Adrian Denson, chief legal officer at Fletchers Serious Injury, outlines what must be considered when supporting individuals through a claim for a ‘hidden’ injury and how best to support their lives moving forward. A serious injury puts a great deal of strain on the person involved. The effects are far-reaching; also touching the family and...

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