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L&G scoops three Lifesearch awards

Legal & General dominated the stage at this year’s Lifesearch Protection Awards, taking three honours, including best overall product provider.

The award, voted for by all Lifesearch staff, went to the L&G for its quick admin and competitive pricing across the market.

L&G also took the awards for best service provider and best contact/consultant which was won by the life office’s Iain Clark.

Bright Grey won three awards for most improved provider, best press office and best new initiative. This signals a turn-round for the Edinburgh-based provider which had servicing problems shortly after its launch two years ago.

Liverpool Victoria won for best income protection provider while Friends Provident won for best underwriting team and best e-commerce provider and Bupa was best critical-illness provider.

Money Marketing won the award for best trade publication.

Legal & General director, protection products Simon Gadd says: “We are delighted to have received a number of awards.

“This shows our continuing commitment to providing advisers with highquality, value-for-money products and services, as demonstrated by the launch of our new enhanced online protection system earlier this week.”


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