Zurich has launched a flexible group income protection (IP) proposition aimed at businesses with at least 250 employees.
As the word ‘sales’ has been forcibly removed from advisers’ vocabularies, so the use of traditional sales aids has fallen by the wayside. So, Carmen Reichman asks, how are advisers communicating with the clients of today?
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Maximising retirees’ tax positions will become all-important post-pension freedoms, giving advisers huge on-platform planning opportunities, Zurich’s Alistair Wilson has said.
Zurich UK Life is to boost its investment proposition for advisers with the launch of an authorised corporate director (ACD) service, which will allow it to launch own-branded funds managed by a number of external partners.
Steve Webb remains “open minded but sceptical” about private income protection insurers becoming involved in the state welfare system.
Retirees with high consumer expectations will emerge post-April 2015, demanding a fresh approach from advisers, writes Alistair Wilson
Zurich is consulting members about closing its final salary schemes to future accrual.
All seven product providers featured on Sesame's ‘focussed' restricted advice panel have denied breaching the regulator's rules on inducements, after the network was fined £1.6m for selling the coveted spots to the highest bidders.
Almost half of consumers due to retire within the next decade will be seeking help from regulated financial advisers, research claims.
The vast majority of advisers want to see uniformity in the terms used for fund share classes, and are prepared to pay more in return, research suggests.
Advisers are asking more and deeper questions when probing what Zurich’s platform has to offer, the insurer's head of retail platform strategy Alistair Wilson (pictured) has said.
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Zurich has overhauled its platform fee structure and announced a cut in its initial investment charge for all clients.
Zurich is not interested in participating in a platform price "race to the bottom", its head of retail platform strategy has said.
Almost two thirds of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) are at risk of a "severe impact" on their business by having no protection insurance for their owners and key employees, Zurich has warned.
Insurer Zurich welcomed the regulator's pledge to re-open the long-stop debate but suggested it should be looking at more options than just a 15-year liability period.
The FCA gave firms fair warning over its provider/adviser inducement crackdown. The three-month lead in has now passed. Carmen Reichman finds out what, if anything, has changed…
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