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Openwork helps advisers gain LIBF protection qualifications

21 December 2020

Owl Financial, Openwork’s specialist protection advice business, is supporting its advisers in expanding their protection qualifications.

The firm has focused its efforts upon the new London Institute of Banking & Finance Certificate in Protection qualification, which explores the different protection needs in the event of death, illness and disability, as well as the products and their suitability and the application and underwriting process

The qualification also covers the protection provided by the Government and insurance details for the home, landlords and self-builds.

More than 50 Owl advisers and managers have registered for the qualification,  while one manager has already passed.

Pat McKenna, sales director, Owl, says: “Owl is constantly looking at how we can support our advisers in further enhancing their skills and their professional development and we are delighted that one of our advisers has become the first person to complete the CertPro qualification.

“Supporting the development and launch of CertPro underlines our commitment to delivering excellent customer service and demonstrating the professionalism of advisers.”

John Somerville, head of financial services, LIBF, adds: “There’s a real protection gap in our society, but there’s never been a more important time to build financial resilience.

“This qualification will not only help advisers meet the needs of a growing market but will build understanding among consumers about the value of protection advice and what products they should have in place. We’re delighted that Owl Financial is supporting its advisers to develop their skills and knowledge in this important area.”

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