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Resolution links with Origen to aid Phoenix clients

Resolution Life is teaming up with Aegon-owned Origen to provide independent advice to the three million customers within its Phoenix Life closed book portfolio.

Resolution last year acq-uired 850m and 205m closed life insurance books from Royal & Sun Alliance and Swiss Life respectively, which it rolled into the Phoenix Life portfolio.

Resolution Life chief executive Clive Cowdery says the Origen deal will enable Phoenix clients to get advice on annuities, pensions and investments.

Cowdery says: “This deal clearly demonstrates our commitment to treating our closed-book policyholders fairly. Origen has been selected to offer our policyholders advice across all areas of financial planning.”

Resolution will take a slice of any commission earned by Origen through an introducer’s fee which it plans to use to fund its customer services operation so it is not a drain on the fund’s capital.

Origen chief executive Gareth Marr says: “This deal allows the Phoenix policyholders who have become disenfranchised from the advice market to obtain quality independent advice on all aspects of their finance.”

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