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Guardian financial services pays first claim

Guardian Financial Services has paid out its first claim less than two months after its full launch to the intermediary market.

The claim was paid to a customer who injured himself during a sporting activity. He suffered a dislocated shoulder which was covered as part of Guardian's Fracture Plus Protection. The payout was £6,000 - the highest available with this type of additional cover.

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GUARDIAN FINANCIAL SERVICES OPENS FOR BUSINESS IN UK INSURANCE MARKET

Guardian Financial Services today opens for business in the UK insurance market following a successful pilot. The new life and protection insurance business has been established with £180m of investment and has pledged to grow the £700m protection market.

Guardian, the heritage insurance brand founded in 1821, has been brought back to life by its new owners, Gryphon Group Holdings. The new brand promise of 'Life. Made Better.' reflects their commitment to rethink and reinvent protection for the better; making sure customers get cover that's easier to understand, simple to buy and specially designed to never let them down,

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GUARDIAN TAKES ON BOARD LESSONS LEARNED FROM PILOT AND VOWS TO KEEP LEARNING FROM ADVISERS THROUGH LAUNCH PERIOD AND BEYOND

"We're determined to work with all our new intermediary partners to deal with any teething problems, involving registering, using the system and placing business, as swiftly as possible."

Protection challenger Guardian has outlined the lessons learned from its pilot with its first four distribution partners including small but significant changes it has made to its systems as a result.

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GUARDIAN INTRODUCES EASY ONLINE SELF-SERVICE REGISTRATIONS ALLOWING FIRMS AND ADVISERS TO SIGN-UP TO DO BUSINESS 'WITHIN MINUTES'

Protection challenger Guardian is launching an innovative, online, self-service registration process so that firms will be ready to place business with Guardian in a matter of minutes.

The self-service system will allow firms to avoid the traditional, time-consuming, paper-based agency set up process. It will be available when Guardian opens for business next week.

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ROB CARR COMES OUT OF RETIREMENT UNABLE TO RESIST THE CHALLENGE OF HELPING LAUNCH GUARDIAN FINANCIAL SERVICES

Protection market veteran Rob Carr ends his brief summer-long retirement to join Guardian as Adviser Development Manager and share his passion for protection with intermediaries once more.

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PROTECTION CHALLENGER GUARDIAN PILOTING PROPOSITION WITH FOUR TOP UK DISTRIBUTORS BEFORE ROLL-OUT TO WHOLE MARKET

L&C, Paradigm, Sesame Bankhall Group and SimplyBiz Group in 'test and learn' pilot before phased roll-out to whole market in six weeks' time.

Guardian, the protection challenger operated by Gryphon Group Holdings is piloting its life and critical illness proposition with four of the UK's top financial services distributor firms, L&C, Paradigm, Sesame Bankhall Group and SimplyBiz Group.

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GUARDIAN'S WIDELY ANTICIPATED LIFE AND CRITICAL ILLNESS PRODUCT DETAILS ANNOUNCED TODAY - THIS IS 'LIFE. MADE BETTER.'

Guardian, the protection challenger operated by Gryphon Group Holdings, today announces details of the new life and critical illness offer it is bringing to market during 2018.

Based on the brand promise of 'Life. Made Better.', the easy-to-understand policies are designed to always pay out, with a view to growing consumer trust and adviser confidence in the industry.

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Guardian - The 200-year-old insurance brand - is reborn

Challenger's brand promise is 'Life. Made Better.' as it seeks to improve protection.

Guardian, the heritage insurance brand founded in 1821, is being brought back to life by its new owners, Gryphon Group Holdings, as they launch a fresh identity for their protection business.

The brand is based on the promise of 'Life. Made Better.' and reflects the business's commitment to rethink and reinvent protection for the better; providing its customers with exceptional cover that won't let them down, that's easy to understand and simple to buy.

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