L&G pledges instant call on 80% of life cover applications


Legal & General (L&G) has simplified its underwriting processes for advised clients applying for life insurance, saying some 80% of applicants can now expect an immediate decision.

The Simplified 2 initiative has been launched in response to feedback from advisers and has led to a reduction in family history questions. Nearly 20% of clients buying life cover will not be asked about family history. Adjustments have also been made to the high risk occupation and hazardous activities questions for life cover applicants. L&G claims and underwriting director Russ Whitworth said: "Simplified 2 means that we will be providing advisers with market leading point-of-sale decisions: 80% of clients will now get an immediate decision. "This will enable more people to be c...

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