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Threesixty launches protection panel

Support service provider threesixty has launched a protection panel comprising Legal & General, Friends Provident, Scottish Provident, Scottish Equitable Protect, Standard Life and Scottish Widows.

The panel will offer enhanced commission rates to advisers on term assurance, CI and MPPI products and will be a free service for threesixty clients. It will include a free quote system through Assureweb.

Threesixty says IFAs will not compromise their ‘independent’ status by using the panel because providers are filtered from a rigorous and fair assessment of the whole of the market.

It says the panel is reviewed quarterly and providers are tested against benchmarks for competitiveness of premiums, service level agreements and complaints. Providers not meeting required standards will be removed from the panel and replaced.

Threesixty partner David Ingram says: “Using the panel does not mean IFAs will be enhancing their commission at the expense of clients because only products that have rates competitive on the open market are made available. Everybody wins with this service.”


Sesame wins PI deal for members

Sesame has negotiated a 10 per cent average reduction in professional indemnity ins-urance for its members. The deal has been struck with professional indemnity insurance broker Windsor, which already supplies PI cover to the majority of Sesame members. The agreement comes after a 15 per cent reduction last year. Sesame says it expects further cuts […]

Infocomp wraps up deal

Wrap software provider Infocomp is in talks with a number of life and pension providers, fund management firms and bancassurers as it looks to deliver its proposition to the market. Chief executive Rob DeDominicis says after two years work the Australian firm’s platform has been fully adapted for the UK market and it is close […]

26% Of brokers will not offer home packs

A quarter of mortgage brokers have no plans to provide home information packs to their clients, according to a survey by the Association of Mortgage Intermediaries. Its research shows 88 per cent of brokers believe that home sellers will approach estate agents first to arrange their Hips. Twenty-six per cent say they will not offer […]

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