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Retirement of an industry legend and exciting updates from Protection Guru

Retirement of an industry legend and exciting updates from Protection Guru

Last week the industry heard the news that Vicky Churcher, AIG Life’s intermediary director announced her decision to retire.

Vicky is a wonderful industry legend who has made such a positive impact on the protection industry. Vicky confirmed that she has decided to retire at the end of March to enjoy the start of a more relaxed chapter.

A huge thank you from Protection Guru for everything you have done, and enjoy your relaxed retirement, it is thoroughly deserved. You will be a huge loss to the protection industry.

In other news, we have received overwhelming interest for the historical critical illness comparison solution that has been added to  PGPro. We are holding a webinar on Tuesday 21st March at 9.30am. It is not too late to register here to see a demonstration of the solution. We are also offering a week’s free trial of PGPro, please click on the contact button on the link above.

The team at Protection Guru are excited for the forthcoming 25th anniversary Lifesearch awards taking place in London on Thursday. Always an outstanding event recognising fantastic talent in the world of protection. We look forward to seeing lots of familiar faces!

We have been overwhelmed by the number of applications for the ‘Protection Specialist’ role currently advertised to find our next Protection Guru.  There is still time to register your interest so if you are someone who is passionate about protection and wants to join our multi award winning team, or if you . know someone that would be a great in this role, please follow the link and get in touch here: Are you our next Protection Guru? Or do you know them? – Protection Guru

Elsewhere on Protection Guru last week

The philosophy of an underwriter

For our March Protection Forum, we heard from insurers who provided details about how they make underwriting decisions and the kinds of disclosures that may lead to non-standard terms, along with what advisers could do more to ensure the underwriting process is as streamlined as possible

Unlocking second medical opinions

For clients experiencing symptoms or having been diagnosed with a medical condition, regardless of severity, they may need or wish to seek a second medical opinion, for a whole host of reasons. It may be because they’re not happy with the diagnosis they’ve been given, or the medical practitioner may openly admit…

How important is good nutritional health?

Last week (13th-19th March) marks Nutrition and Hydration Week 2023, an annual health awareness event intended to promote the importance of eating well to maintain a healthy lifestyle. The campaign focuses on topics such as education and understanding of how to maintain a balanced diet…

About The Author


Niki Cooke has over 20 years’ experience in the financial services industry, in particular in the advise-tech sector, where she has worked for the likes of iPipeline, Intelliflo and Twenty7Tec Group. Niki recently joined FTRC/Protection Guru as Chief Revenue Officer, supporting the business in it’s growth and development of protection focused adviser research tools and working with the wider industry to help grow the protection market.

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