"Partnering with Cirencester Friendly is the latest step in our commitment to ensuring our broker members can support their customers’ wide-ranging protection needs, by further expanding our income protection range."
- Lisa Martin, development director at TMA Club
TMA Club’s directly authorised (DA) brokers will also have access to Cirencester’s standard range of income protection (IP) products, including no premium loading for smoking, occupation, or hazardous pursuits, excluding motorsports and a wide range of deferred periods (including split deferred).
Cirencester’s portfolio also includes added-value benefits for its members outside of its products and DA brokers will now be able to offer its newly enhanced ‘temporary suspension of cover’ option, which allows customers to defer their protection for up to 12 months for whatever reason, without paying a holding premium.
Commenting on this partnership, Lisa Martin, development director at TMA Club, has said:
“Despite the pandemic highlighting the immediate possibility of unexpected illness or injury, many people are still sacrificing income protection to cut their expenses amid the cost-of-living crisis. Cirencester Friendly’s approach to this, and its wider mission, aligns with our own at TMA Club; we both appreciate the importance of customers having access to the most flexible, cost-effective options so that they can keep their livelihoods and families fully protected, especially during times of financial instability.
“Partnering with Cirencester Friendly is the latest step in our commitment to ensuring our broker members can support their customers’ wide-ranging protection needs, by further expanding our income protection range. We look forward to seeing the added value that Cirencester Friendly is sure to bring to our protection panel.”
Alan Waddington, distribution director at Cirencester Friendly, added:
“TMA Club shares our vision of growing the protection market, sharing expertise, and delivering a personal service for all. By joining TMA Club and providing its brokers with access to our innovative income protection products, we are ensuring both our products and message reach a wider audience.
“This is especially crucial now, amid increasing complexity and uncertainty. We are pleased to be partnering with a club that works tirelessly to help its directly authorised brokers support their customers’ protection needs.”