The Protection Distributors Group (PDG) has added SPF Private Clients, New Leaf Distribution and Mortgageforce as new member firms.
Established in 2016, the PDG was set up as a group of protection intermediary firms, with the aim of encouraging better outcomes for consumers when dealing with insurers and intermediaries.
The new members join a group of more than 20 other PDG member firms including: Assured Futures, Cavendish Ware, Caspian Insurance Services, Cura, Drewberry, Essential Insurance, Future Proof, Heaath Protection, Highclere, LifeSearch, Lightblue, L&C, One Stop Mortgage Shop, Premier Choice, Pure Protect, Radcliffe & Co, Roxburgh, Sesame Bankhall Group, SJP, The Insurance Surgery, The Right Mortgage, Towergate Health & Protection and Vita.
Neil McCarthy, chairman of the PDG, (pictured) said: “We are delighted to have new firms with such experienced protection practitioners join the PDG. We are continuing with the initiatives that we see as core to improving consumer outcomes, and having these new member firms strengthens our ability to influence the protection market positively.”
Chelsea Warren, head of financial protection at SPF Private Clients, said: “We are passionate about contributing to the collective voice that is influencing insurers for better outcomes for clients, which is what the PDG is all about.
“We feel we can bring our specialist knowledge and experience dealing with complex and high net worth clients to the group, in the hope of making positive changes within the industry, which will ultimately benefit consumers.”
Dan Hobbs, managing director of New Leaf Distribution, said: “We are proud to be included in the PDG, especially given our culture of independence. Fighting for consumers for unrestricted access to products and non-loaded premiums is vitally important.”
Kevin Duffy, managing director of Mortgageforce, added: “Mortgageforce is delighted to be joining a growing movement and to be rubbing shoulders with our protection peers.
“We are committed to working towards the desired outcome of all mortgage customers having comprehensive protection in place.”