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Boost to medical service

Access to electronic medical information will drastically improve service levels that protection providers offer to IFAs, according to Abbey for intermediaries head of marketing and product development Nick Kirwan.

Kirwan stressed the importance of technology to turn-round times to delegates at the MM Live Protection Arena last week.

He said it will be very easy to get hold of medical information with the launch of new technological systems linking life companies with GP surgeries which will cut down on waiting times and improve service.

But DPB Independent Financial Services principal David Barnett said: “I am finding when speaking to GP surgeries that many are deciding not to release documentation until they receive payment as past experience has, they say, resulted in payment delays, which could potentially slow the process down further.”


Churchill is stepping down as ZFS life chief

Zurich Financial Services chief executive Lawrence Churchill is stepping down from his role as head of UK, Ireland and International Life businesses following a revamp of its management structure. He is being replaced temporarily by Global Life Insurance Businesses chief executive Paul van de Geijn until ZFS appoints a successor, who is believed to be […]

NDF Administration – UK Defined Bonus Plan

Type: Capital-protected bond Aim: Growth linked to the performance of the FTSE 100 index Minimum-maximum investment: £10,000-no maximum, Isa £7,000 Term: Six years Guarantee: Original capital returned in full provided index does not fall by more than 50% and returns to at least its initial level Return: 7.5% of original investment at end of year […]

IFA Promotion offers consumers a free guide to equity release

IFA Promotion is offering consumers a free guide to equity release and urging people to seek independent financial advice before cashing in on their homes. The guide aims to help consumers decide whether cashing in on a home&#39s value is right for them and addresses issues such as how equity release plans work, the different […]

ACA elects Adrian Waddingham as chairman

The Association of Consulting Actuaries has elected Adrian Waddingham as its new chairman. Waddingham, a founding partner of actuaries and consultants Barnett Waddingham, will take office from June 1st. He replaces Mercer HR Consulting worldwide partner Gordon Pollock, who had been in the position for two years. Waddingham is also vice chairman of the International […]


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