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LTC firms link up for single application

Leading long-term care cover providers Bupa, Norwich Union and PPP Lifetime Care have joined up to streamline the LTC application process for IFAs. By completing a single questionnaire, advisers will be able to get the best terms from the providers. The three have agreed to the streamlined application to reduce admin time and costs. The process, which will be available from July 5, has been developed with the co-operation of specialist LTC IFA Future Care Assured.

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