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Fortis teams up with Simplybiz

Fortis Life UK has signed a new partnership deal with Simplybiz.

The partnership means Simplybiz members now have access to the provider’s protection products and application systems.

SimplyBiz marketing director Matthew Timmins says: “It is refreshing for financial advisers to be able to sell protection without the need for wet signatures and knowing that there will be no automatic GP report.”

Fortis Life UK  managing director Martin Werth says the partnership, which comes after the provider signed new deals with Direct Life & Pensions and Positive Solutions in October, will help drive the protection market forward in 2010.


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