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ScotProv launches The Matrix
Scottish Provident has launched to life today. It does this by identi- download, that can be tailored to Scottish Provident we are commit-
‘Life Matrix', a tool kit aimed at fying different types of client by new and existing clients and put ted to supporting advisers in any
providing advisers with the infor- age and relationship status, then onto the advisers own letterhead. way we can and this has never
mation they need to quickly and within each stage provides more Included in the Life Matrix is a been as important as in these diffi-
effectively pinpoint the relevant specific detail on each client type. section that contains up-to-date, cult times. Adding to these chal-
protection requirements for their Newly available online, the Life relevant facts and figures available lenges, the traditional family sce-
clients. Matrix is available to download for advisers to use, such as the nario no longer exists, and as such
With the Scottish Provident Life from the Scottish Provident web- average age of a first time buyer, the level and type of protection
Matrix, advisers will find a range site and the current Inheritance Tax they require has also become more
of help, from how to effectively www.scotprovliterature.co.uk/life- threshold. There is also a research complex. With the enhanced Life
market their own business, to use- matrix . To make life even easier it section with useful stats around Matrix, we aim to equip advisers
ful stats and anecdotes to help evi- comes with non-branded letter consumer attitudes to lifestyle and with the relevant tools they need in
dence the need for protection. It templates, on key themes such as finance. order to maximise their business
classifies current and potential cus- Unemployment Benefit and Susan Barclay, head of market- opportunities with both existing
tomers into target segments suited Critical Illness Cover, ready to ing, Scottish Provident said: "At and potential clients."
PruProtect launches new website
PruProtect has announced the accessed immediately as well as a the likely underwriting outcomes "Our objective has been to simplify
launch of its new and improved new BMI (body mass index) lA new severity demo which our website and really make it
website. The redesigned site, based calculator, which also provides explains how severity based more user friendly for new and
on adviser research and user intermediaries with underwriting payouts work and why it makes existing Advisers. The new
feedback, is more user friendly with guidance. sense platform will ensure we are able to
a range of key information now Other new features include: lAn enhanced claims section update the site more regularly and
just one click away. lA new medical conditions tool which now includes our therefore giving Advisers a reason
New functions and tools include allowing intermediaries to look philosophy and approach to to come back to our site again and
an improved Adviser Zone where up common medical conditions claims again. This is just phase one of
product information and including the underwriting Kelly Thomas, head of some very exciting online
frequently used literature can be information we will require and marketing said for PruProtect, said: developments."
Barclays renews APRIL Insurety offers
insurance deal with Aviva buildings and contents
Aviva and Barclays are pleased to ship, combining the insurer's scale
APRIL Insurety, the provider of ness consultants are highly
announce the renewal of their and expertise in underwriting,
income protection and health regarded by our clients, and so
existing contract for Aviva to con- product, marketing and claims
insurance policies, has announced extending the range of insurance
tinue to be the sole provider of servicing with Barclays expansive
its launch into the sale of build- solutions we can provide was a
home insurance to Barclays UK 14 million retail customer base and
ings & contents insurance through natural step for our business. It
retail banking customers until excellent distribution channels.
a new partnership with Assurant was important, however, that we
2015. Igal Mayer, chief executive, Aviva
Intermediary. found the right provider to sup-
This renewed deal reflects the UK general Insurance, said: "We're
APRIL Insurety's network of 80 port us and Assurant
success of the UK's largest insurer's delighted Barclays has renewed its
business consultants around the Intermediary has a great reputa-
previous multi-million pound con- contract with Aviva, which further
country will promote this new tion for offering quality products
tract with Barclays, announced in demonstrates our commitment to
line of business for the company that are also value for money.
2005. increasing our position in the gen-
to their clients. Equally important as we take this
Aviva and Barclays are commit- eral insurance market.
Clive Bell, managing director at new step forward was access to
ted to driving product and propo- "This deal is a testament to the
APRIL Insurety, says: "We have information so that we can track
sition development to continue to good relationship we have enjoyed
forged a strong reputation for and manage our performance.
provide and build exceptional over the last five years, building a
offering health Insurance solu- The management information
products and propositions for mutually beneficial partnership
tions which not only offer com- that Assurant Intermediary pro-
Barclays' customers. Both will ben- which is profitable and continues
mon sense protection, but also vides is quite simply second to
efit from the continued relation- to grow."
great value for money. Our busi- none."
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