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Bankhall teams up with HOL

Bankhall protection arm Point One and health insurer Health-on-Line have teamed up to provide the first PMI service in the UK which allows advisers to submit business directly to the provider via Health-on-Line&#39s new e-submission service called Choices.

Health-on-Line&#39s PMI plans allow the selection of benefits from a range of options letting the client and the adviser tailor-make their own plan according to budget and needs. Choices is signatureless, paperless, easy and efficient to use.


80% of loan advisers set to quit before regulation

Eighty per cent of IFAs and mortgage brokers are considering leaving or will leave the mortgage market when regulation starts in October, according to a survey carried out by mortgage intermediary firm Cartel. Chief executive Carl Wright says he expects the volume of mortgage transactions in the UK to fall over the next 12 months […]

Bupa appoints new non-exec director

Bupa has appointed a new non-executive director with Robert Walther taking up the role from May 1.Walther, 60, is currently chairman of the Fleming Claverhouse, Fidelity European Values and a non-executive director of Nationwide Building Society.He is also a previous chief executive of Clerical Medical Investment Group and a member of the Halifax executive committee.Bupa […]

John Joseph on Protection

For my band of devout followers, the first critical-illness conference was almost a 100 per cent success, with 46 out of 47 attendees giving it excellent reviews. There was one unhappy person who was not impressed as he could not hear all that was going on – and the bit that he did hear, he […]

Direct Line defends price-based life cover campaign

Direct Line is defending itself against allegations that it is selling inadequate critical-illness cover alongside life insurance. Protection specialist Lifesearch hit out against Direct Line last week, accusing it of selling CI cover on price alone and using TV advertising to encourage consumers to replace older policies. Lifesearch claims that Direct Line is misleading consumers […]


What employers should expect over the next five years

A major feature of our articles is looking into the Jelf Employee Benefits crystal ball to predict changes and trends that may influence the short and medium term shape of UK employee benefits.  By flagging such changes early we aim to provide our followers with the tools to make sensible and informed decisions on their benefits offerings.


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