The Openwork Partnership, one of the UK’s largest and longest established financial advice and investment networks, is enhancing its protection proposition by linking with award-winning specialist broker Cura Financial Services.
Launching Cura Financial Services to the network enables The Openwork Partnership advisers to help clients with specialist protection needs get access to the life, critical illness, and income protection insurance they need.
Cura Financial Services help clients, whose situation can include having a high-risk occupation, extensive travel to foreign countries, have pre-existing health conditions or hazardous pastimes, obtain insurance by using its network of specialist insurers – they pride themselves with being able to offer some form of cover to the majority of clients.
That can include clients with a history of cancer, heart attack, strokes, mental health issues and HIV as well as clients in the Armed Forces, working offshore, at heights or under water. It also applies to people travelling to higher risk destinations such as Iraq, Angola and Iran and clients with risky hobbies such as rock climbing, scuba diving, motor car racing and transatlantic sailing.
Paul Shearman, Proposition Director, Mortgages & Protection at The Openwork Partnership, (pictured) said: “Cura Financial Services is a fantastic multi-award-winning addition to our protection proposition and will help our advisers to support even more clients and enable them to get the insurance they need.”
Alan Knowles, Managing Director of Cura, added: “It’s disappointing for both advisers and clients when protection can’t be offered due to a health condition, occupational risk or travel disclosures. The Openwork Partnership advisers now have a greater opportunity to be able to place clients who previously would have been declined. We’re absolutely delighted to be working with The Openwork Partnership and look forward to helping to protect more clients.”
The Openwork Partnership has more than 4,300 financial advisers across the UK and operates as a directly authorised, multi-panel distribution network. Its new website includes an interactive map enabling more clients to access support from the network.