Advisers Find Challenges in Providing IP Solutions

Are you finding it more challenging to provide appropriate IP solutions for your clients since agreed value policies were removed?
  • Yes (64%)
  • No (30%)
  • Not sure (6%)

Just over six in 10 advisers (62 percent) who responded to our latest poll, say they are finding it more difficult to provide appropriate IP solutions for their clients since April 1 this year when agreed value policies became a thing of the past.

However, more than a third (32 percent) of our respondents are not finding it any more challenging to find the right IP policies for their clients under the new regime. Just five percent of respondents were not sure.

One adviser commented that income protection “…will be all but dead once July 1 [2021] comes and we see the introduction of an even more limited definition of income and five year terms”.

The adviser wrote that those who have “… created the new rules of ‘sustainable’ cover appear to have completely missed the impact on clients who have fluctuating income. Self-employed business people and contractors who obtain cover after July 1 next year will be the collateral damage. It’s a disaster in the making.”

Our poll remains open for another week and we are interested to hear your views…