Cheltenham, UK, November 9th, 2017 –
iPipeline® – a leading provider of next-generation solutions and services to the life and pensions market – has announced their latest update to SolutionBuilder®.
SolutionBuilder – the leading research, quote and application solution for advisers – now features a Risk & Mortgage Protection Report which enables advisers to demonstrate the importance and affordability of protection to their clients whilst arranging their mortgages. In June, advisers stated that 29% of mortgages are sold without protection.
Following input of basic mortgage details, the innovative new service produces a report that helps align the client’s personalised risk during the mortgage term, against the likely protection costs. Covering Life, Critical Illness and Income Protection, the report will help advisers demonstrate and evidence the probable risk(s) the client faces if they do not have adequate protection cover in place and what the cost is likely to be to ensure that they, and their families, are protected.
Cecil Caballero, Protection Proposition Manager, Personal Touch Financial Services says: “I believe this report is what is missing from the mortgage advice process. Mortgage advisers will now be able to highlight the cost of protection in a clear, easy to understand format which is vital to those clients who may not realise what it means if you are not adequately covered. There are clients who believe that protection cover is expensive and therefore not a priority, but spelling it out to them with the cost of their mortgage and what it means to not be able to cover it in the event of being unable to work or death is key to focus them.”
Paul Yates, Product Strategy Director at iPipeline said: “Utilising the data we hold behind SolutionBuilder to populate the personalised report, is further supporting advisers to stress the importance of protection within their advice process. Advisers are able to better present potential risks and match solutions to their clients. This is another step forward in ensuring advisers have the right tools in place to nudge their clients into thinking about their protection needs.”