"There is still so much that can be done to improve consumer outcomes, and we have a number of initiatives moving into 2023 that I hope will help to improve our market."
The Protection Distributors Group has announced the addition of three new members.
Heath Protection, Towergate Health & Protection and One Stop Mortgage Shop will join the PDG taking the number of members to 24.
Established in 2016, the PDG was set up with the aim of encouraging better outcomes for consumers through insurers and intermediaries. To date the group has launched initiatives including the Funeral Pledge and Claims Charter, as well as providing support towards a number of access to insurance projects such as the signposting and underwriting transparency agreements.
The new members join Assured Futures, Cavendish Ware, Cura, Direct Life and Pension Services, Drewberry, Essential Insurance, Future Proof, Highclere, LifeSearch, Lightblue, L&C, Roxburgh, Sesame Bankhall Group, SJP, The Insurance Surgery, Caspian Insurance Services, Pure Protect, Radcliffe & Co, Vita, The Right Mortgage and Premier Choice.
Neil McCarthy, chair of the PDG, said: “It’s great to see new firms, with experienced protection practitioners, join the PDG. There is still so much that can be done to improve consumer outcomes, and we have a number of initiatives moving into 2023 that I hope will help to improve our market.”
Naomi Greatorex, managing director of Heath Protection Solutions, commented: “I am looking forward to joining the PDG, and being part of a group that supports such important work in the protection industry. It’s important that we work together to encourage positive outcomes in protection.”
Iain Laws, CEO at Towergate Health & Protection, said: “As an advisory business for which optimum client outcomes and value drives all our actions and behaviours, we are delighted to be accepted into the heavily aligned PDG to have the opportunity to help the onward development of industry standards and public reputation.”
Johnny Robb at One Stop Mortgage Shop added: “One Stop Mortgage Shop are delighted to join the PDG and look forward to working with the other members in the group. We aim to provide tailored insurance advice to all of our clients to ensure that they have the right protection to meet their needs. We hope to add value to the group and to help make a positive difference to consumers.”