Shepherds Friendly added to Iress’s The Exchange

Shepherds Friendly income protection products are now available on Iress’s The Exchange platform.

Shepherds Friendly is an award-winning mutual society, established in 1826. Listing its products on The Exchange is part of a wider strategy to make sure that more consumers have access to the cover and benefits they offer, and to streamline the application process for advisers and their clients.

Shepherds Friendly also recently launched its Simplified Application which offers an alternative application route, based on moratorium underwriting, that could see advisers get cover for their clients in less than five minutes when terms are met.

This new application process is available alongside the existing fully underwritten option directly from Shepherds Friendly and a select range of comparison platforms, including quotes generated on Iress’s The Exchange.

Iress’s executive general manager, commercial, Dave Miller, said: “We’re thrilled to have Shepherds Friendly on board with The Exchange, and to be able to offer advisers access to an increasingly broad range of income protection products.

“It’s one of our aims to provide our customers with access to the most comprehensive range of products in the market and Shepherds Friendly are an important part of that.”

Shepherds Friendly chief sales officer, Antony Uttley, added: “This is a really exciting partnership that we’ve been eager to share with our intermediaries.

“We hope that joining The Exchange, combined with our new simplified application, will make applying for our Income Protection quicker and easier than ever.”

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