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Old Mutual Wealth Protect now available on  UnderwriteMe quote comparison service

07/09/2016

Old Mutual Wealth is delighted to announce that it has joined the pioneering UnderwriteMe quote comparison service, providing advisers with online access to fully underwritten quotes for its protection offering, Protect.

The UnderwriteMe service provides advisers with an effective alternative to the practice of submitting multiple applications at one time. It offers an end-to-end application journey which requires the adviser to answer a full medical question set agreed between all providers and reinsurers, allowing it to return either a guaranteed underwritten premium based on the answers given or an indicative cost and an instruction for further medical evidence.

Therefore the adviser is able to select the most appropriate provider with a more informed view of the cost of cover.

Paul RobertsPaul Roberts, head of protection at Old Mutual Wealth, comments:

“Protection products have long suffered from a lengthy quote and application process, which can contribute to the customer apathy surrounding these insurances.

“For advisers it can be frustrating to quote a client based on an initial premium which then changes when the client’s health, occupation, past-times and general health are taken into account. The two ways to avoid this situation have historically been to submit several full applications at one time, which is very time consuming, or not to push for protection business at all. Neither is an ideal state of affairs for advisers in their quest for positive customer outcomes.

“Being included on the UnderwriteMe comparison service means our product will more easily be compared to our peers and provides the opportunity to strike up new strategic relationships with some of the largest writers of Protection business in the UK. Choosing a protection product should not be based solely on the price and we firmly believe Protect delivers outstanding value for clients.

“The beauty of the UnderwriteMe service is that it allows advisers to generate quotes for clients with greater confidence that they will accurately reflect the actual premium offered providing a better experience for both customer and adviser.”

Phil Jeynes, head of sales & marketing, UnderwriteMe, added:

“We’re thrilled to have Old Mutual Wealth join UnderwriteMe. They have an excellent product set and an established brand, which will add yet more value to our digital, point of sale system. We welcome Old Mutual Wealth to the Protection revolution and expect our partnership to be a long and successful one.”

 

 

For more information contact

Tim Skelton-SmithOld Mutual Wealth02380 916 99807824 145 076tim.skelton-smith@omwealth.com
Sophie HeywoodOld Mutual Wealth02380 91677007834 499558sophie.heywood@omwealth.com

Notes to editors:

Quilter is a leading wealth management business in the UK and internationally, helping to create prosperity for the generations of today and tomorrow.

On a ‘go forward basis’, Quilter oversees £ 111.6 billion in customer investments (as at 31 March 2018).

It has an adviser and customer offering spanning: financial advice; investment platforms; multi-asset and single strategy investment solutions; and discretionary fund management.

The business is comprised of two segments: Wealth Platforms and Advice and Wealth Management.

Wealth Platforms includes the Old Mutual Wealth UK Platform; Old Mutual International, including AAM Advisory in Singapore; and the Old Mutual Wealth Heritage life assurance business.

Advice and Wealth Management encompasses the financial planning network, Intrinsic; Old Mutual Wealth Private Client Advisers; discretionary fund management business, Quilter Cheviot; and Old Mutual Wealth’s multi-asset investment solutions business.

The Quilter businesses will be re-branded to Quilter over a period of approximately two years following separation from Old Mutual:

  • Intrinsic to Quilter Financial Planning
  • Private Client Advisers to Quilter Private Client Advisers
  • The Multi-Asset business to Quilter Investors
  • The UK Platform to Quilter Wealth Solutions
  • The International business to become Quilter International
  • The Heritage life assurance business to Quilter Life Assurance
  • Quilter Cheviot will retain its name.

On 19 December 2017, Old Mutual Wealth announced that it has agreed to sell its Single Strategy asset management business to the Single Strategy Management team and funds managed by TA Associates. The proposed transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approvals. 

Quilter is part of Old Mutual plc, a FTSE 100 group that provides investment, savings, insurance and banking. For the year ended 31 December 2017, Old Mutual reported an adjusted operating profit before tax of £2.0 billion. For further information on Old Mutual plc and the underlying businesses, please visit the corporate website at www.oldmutualplc.com.

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