Scottish Equitable wants to become the major player in the employee
benefits sector within three years.
The company, currently the third-biggest player in the sector, will
rebrand Guardian Employee Benefits as Scottish Equitable Employee Benefits.
ScotEq says it can offer employers a complete benefits package to go hand
in hand with its group personal pen sion business and the stakeholder
The group plans to develop Guardian's existing corporate benefits
cafeteria-style packages. It believes it can achieve this by offering IFAs
the right balance between underwrit ing, claims' management and IFA
Seeb managing director Peter Dornan says: “This represents an important
extension to our product range.
“We have a tremendous amount of skills and experience within the employee
benefits team and this will be a major advantage for us.
“We are confident that building on Guardian's achievements and our success
in the group pensions market we will quickly become a key player in the
corporate protection market.”