Adviser blog

Simplicity CI: working with brokers to build the market

11th April 2016

Filling an important gap in the Group Critical Illness market, we’ve created a more modern employee benefits solution for employers who perhaps haven’t yet thought about the value of the traditional critical Illness (CI) product.

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Adviser Update: National Insurance Contribution Changes

18 February 2016

From 6th April 2016, the National Insurance contracted out rebate will be withdrawn.  

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Driving Home for Christmas (10 festive anthems for professionals)

9 December 2015

In your profession, you’ll undoubtedly spend a lot of time in the car visiting your many clients spread across the country, so in the run up to Christmas we’ve put together a list of the best (and, indeed, worst) Christmas songs to keep you going on a long drive during the festive period. So here, in no particular order, are five of the best, as chosen by Unum staff.

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7 lessons to learn from big business mistakes

1 December 2015

Ever since people have traded chickens for cabbages, there have been mistakes in business. But there’s a pretty big consensus that you actually learn more from your failures than your successes.

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9 client Christmas gift ideas (that are more exciting than socks)

23 November 2015

‘Tis (approaching) the season to be jolly - and to give and receive gifts for a job well done or just to recognise a successful, ongoing working relationship. Trouble is, it can be hard to find an exciting, interesting gift that doesn’t cause a major headache for the recipient and risk them - and you - falling foul of the regulator.

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10 ideas for client drinks this Christmas

16 November 2015

As the Christmas TV ads start to appear, Secret Santa gets underway in the office and the annual heated debate on where to have the Christmas party ensues, there’s no denying that the countdown to Christmas is on. But, with the season of goodwill comes the age-old dilemma – “where are we going to take the clients for drinks this year?” Well, don’t worry – this time we’ve done the leg-work for you and come up with 10 recommendations that are sure to keep spirits high this Christmas.

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