PI insurer offers discounted rates to Equity Release Council members

A professional indemnity insurer is offering eligible Equity Release Council adviser-members discounted rates, in recognition of the standards of advice and enhanced consumer protections they deliver.

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Rozi Jones
11th April 2022
Jim Boyd CEO Equity Release Council
"We are delighted to be working with the Equity Release Council to help offer professional indemnity insurance to their members."

Liberty Mutual Insurance Europe SE is one of a panel of insurers put together by UKGlobal following consultation with the Council.

While Liberty is the first to offer Council members a discount, because each application is judged on its own merits and insurance providers use different rating factors it is not possible to guarantee the lowest premium on every single occasion.

The arrangement is the result of coordinated efforts by the Council and UKGlobal to assist professional advisers to access comprehensive professional indemnity cover.

Jim Boyd, CEO of the Equity Release Council, said: “Since our standards were established 30 years ago, they have formed the bedrock of the modern equity release market alongside product innovation and consumer demand.

“Further growth is on the horizon as equity release products are used to tackle many of the biggest social challenges facing the UK’s ageing population.

“Backing from commercial insurers who understand today’s market is vital to help the financial advice community meet this demand.”

Tim Grant, director of UK Global, said: “We are delighted to be working with the Equity Release Council to help offer professional indemnity insurance to their members.

“We believe the comprehensive policy wordings we are able to arrange, coupled with the exclusive reduction of one of our partner insurers rates, will enable Council members to benefit.”

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