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Norwich extends longterm health coverage

Norwich Union is giving free critical illness cover worth £10,000 for 12 months as an ad-on to its SafeGuard Income Protection policies.

The deal is part of NU’s drive to offer more to intermediaries enabling them to give offer clients more comprehensive cover packages.

The critical illness policy pays a lump sum benefit which provides the financial flexibility to meet a specific expense, while the income protection provides financial security which helps maintain a standard of living.


Saltr the earth

Everyone would agree that the retail financial services industry needs tocreate confidence in its products among consumers. This means having highstandards and living up to them.In the insurance industry, work has been in hand for some time on a seriesof initiatives to raise standards. For exactly the reasons given above, itis important the industry should […]

Group to help IFAs build websites

Groupama Insurances is creating a dedicated e-commerce team in a bid to help brokers increase their web presence. The group says 70 per cent of intermediaries do not have their own website and the new team will be aiming to offer advice and guidance to those who do have a website. The team will be […]

Legal advice service for £10 a month

Armstrong Neal Solicitors and its training organisation ProAct areoffering a legal service for IFAs for “the price of a takeaway”.For £10 a month, IFAs can join Legal Protect for guidance in disputeswith networks or a regulator. Armstrong Neal&#39s usual hourly rate is£250.Its caseload of IFA-based disputes has doubled this year. It says themajority of cases […]

Advisers fear being forced into multi-ties

IFAs believe major life offices are planning to dominate the market,forcing independent advisers into becoming de facto multi-ties.The fear emerged at the PIMS thinktank on polarisation. IFAs believe biginsur-ers are aiming to take con-trol of the market and take away IFAs&#39powers.Although advisers agreed most of their business is written with fewer than15 providers, many felt […]


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