Stonebridge protection push extends CIExpert to advisers

Mortgage and insurance network Stonebridge Group will be offering critical illness knowledge website CIExpert to its advisers from today (18 August).

CIExpert’s online service will be available to network members, with accounts automatically configured to select either the limited life panel or whole-of-market offering.

Advisers also have full support from the Stonebridge compliance team to make use of CIExpert’s critical illness comparison research tools, in order to improve the speed and efficiency of the compliance process.

Richard Adams, managing director of Stonebridge Group, said: “The complexity involved in comparing critical illness plans has always created challenges in selling protection and we believe CIExpert’s statistics-based approach is an excellent service that removes the laborious elements for advisers.

“The service improves the quality of advice provided, efficiency for the adviser and automatically creates reports to support the compliance process.

“This is also an income-generating opportunity for our advisers that will significantly improve their research, enabling them to provide their clients with an informed choice.”

Alan Lakey, director of CIExpert (pictured), said: “We are delighted that Stonebridge has chosen to partner with CIExpert and believe we can really assist them in improving the quality and efficiency of advice that will directly drive increased protection sales into their business.”