Market evolution: The protection portal paradox

Advisers can't live without them. But can the market evolve with them?

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In his first article of the year for COVER's sister publication, Professional Adviser, Kevin Carr explores the protection portal paradox...

Protection portals and sourcing platforms such as iPipeline, Iress, UnderwriteMe and more have been hugely important and influential for the UK protection industry.  Their technology saves advisers countless hours in comparing insurer prices (and often features) and has facilitated millions of product sales.  Their omnipresent importance to advisers (and insurers), however, has arguably become a barrier for innovation.  Advisers can't live without them. But can the market evolve with them? History It's often said that the LifeSearch telephone-based model paved the way for the ...

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