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Protection challenger Guardian has announced the appointment of Jeremy Gibson to the role of CFO, reporting to Katya MacLean, CEO. Jeremy, who has over 25 years’ experience in financial services in the UK and Australia, has been acting on an interim basis at the protection challenger for the last 12 months.Download the full press release
Protection challenger, Guardian, has announced it has secured a new £25m financing facility in order to accelerate the continued growth of the business. The financing facility is being provided by Scottish Friendly Assurance Society Limited, which has been a key partner of Guardian since its launch in 2018.Download the full press release
Protection challenger, Guardian, has announced it is joining the Zenith panel for PMS members, one of the UK’s leading mortgage groups. PMS is part of the Sesame Bankhall Group and serves over 8,000 advisers in the mortgage and protection space.Download the full press release
Later this month, protection challenger Guardian will launch a new combined life and critical illness cover to add to its stand-alone life and critical illness products. This new combined offer gives people access to protection with a single payout. A claim can be made in the event of the policyholder’s death or diagnosis of a critical or terminal illness, whatever comes first, making it a perfect option to protect a mortgage.Download the full press release
Protection challenger, Guardian, announces changes to its leadership team. Simon Davis is currently taking an extended sabbatical for personal reasons. During this time, he has stepped down from his director duties and Katya MacLean has been appointed as Interim CEO. Peter Mann, former Chairman, will take the role of Executive Chairman.Download the full press release
Protection challenger, Guardian, today joins the HL Partnership (HLP) Protection Panel. It’s the latest of a succession of important distribution wins for the new entrant, which has seen huge interest in its quality approach and pioneering proposition since launch in Q3 last year.
HLP is the largest privately-owned advice network in the UK, with over 250 firms and almost 500 advisers. Founded in 2001 with a vision to help its brokers grow, it was one of the first networks in the UK and is dedicated to the mortgage and protection market.Download the full press release
Guardian, the new protection challenger, has joined the coveted Openwork panel of protection providers. It’s a big coup for the life and critical illness entrant, who now have access to Openwork’s network of over 3,000 advisers. It’s the first time ever a new market entrant has been chosen for Openwork’s ‘best of breed’ panel.Download the full press release
Protection challenger, Guardian, has promoted Katya MacLean, previously Proposition Director, to the role of Chief Operating Officer. Katya will now sit alongside CFO, Richard Everett, and Distribution Director, Andy Peters, with CEO Simon Davis, on the Guardian Executive Committee.Download the full press release
Guardian Financial Services has paid out its first claim less than two months after its full launch to the intermediary market.
The claim was paid to a customer who injured himself during a sporting activity. He suffered a dislocated shoulder which was covered as part of Guardian's Fracture Plus Protection. The payout was £6,000 - the highest available with this type of additional cover.Download the full press release
Guardian Financial Services today opens for business in the UK insurance market following a successful pilot. The new life and protection insurance business has been established with £180m of investment and has pledged to grow the £700m protection market.
Guardian, the heritage insurance brand founded in 1821, has been brought back to life by its new owners, Gryphon Group Holdings. The new brand promise of 'Life. Made Better.' reflects their commitment to rethink and reinvent protection for the better; making sure customers get cover that's easier to understand, simple to buy and specially designed to never let them down,Download the full press release
"We're determined to work with all our new intermediary partners to deal with any teething problems, involving registering, using the system and placing business, as swiftly as possible."
Protection challenger Guardian has outlined the lessons learned from its pilot with its first four distribution partners including small but significant changes it has made to its systems as a result.Download the full press release
Protection challenger Guardian is launching an innovative, online, self-service registration process so that firms will be ready to place business with Guardian in a matter of minutes.
The self-service system will allow firms to avoid the traditional, time-consuming, paper-based agency set up process. It will be available when Guardian opens for business next week.Download the full press release
Protection market veteran Rob Carr ends his brief summer-long retirement to join Guardian as Adviser Development Manager and share his passion for protection with intermediaries once more.Download the full press release
L&C, Paradigm, Sesame Bankhall Group and SimplyBiz Group in 'test and learn' pilot before phased roll-out to whole market in six weeks' time.
Guardian, the protection challenger operated by Gryphon Group Holdings is piloting its life and critical illness proposition with four of the UK's top financial services distributor firms, L&C, Paradigm, Sesame Bankhall Group and SimplyBiz Group.Download the full press release
Guardian, the protection challenger operated by Gryphon Group Holdings, today announces details of the new life and critical illness offer it is bringing to market during 2018.
Based on the brand promise of 'Life. Made Better.', the easy-to-understand policies are designed to always pay out, with a view to growing consumer trust and adviser confidence in the industry.Download the full press release
Challenger's brand promise is 'Life. Made Better.' as it seeks to improve protection.
Guardian, the heritage insurance brand founded in 1821, is being brought back to life by its new owners, Gryphon Group Holdings, as they launch a fresh identity for their protection business.
The brand is based on the promise of 'Life. Made Better.' and reflects the business's commitment to rethink and reinvent protection for the better; providing its customers with exceptional cover that won't let them down, that's easy to understand and simple to buy.Download the full press release