As a brand new addition to MAB’s market-leading protection proposition, Guardian offers a range of individual protection insurance products. This includes life insurance, critical illness, combined life and critical illness protection, children’s critical illness protection, and as of April last year, income protection.  

Guardian’s product offering positions them as a high quality provider in the protection marketplace, with crystal clear policy definitions across all covers, as well as an ‘own job’ definition for income protection. This helps give customers a better understanding of exactly what they’re covered for and creates more certainty for customers that their policy will pay out as and when expected.

Moreover, with Guardian’s cover upgrade promise, both existing and new critical illness customers can benefit from future enhancements and improvements to their policies. This means that, at claim, the customer’s diagnosis will be checked against both the definitions that they bought and the latest definitions available. This means that the policy will pay out if valid under either circumstance, regardless of how long it has been in place.

Guardian will become a core part of MAB’s protection proposition, aligning directly with their strategy of adding further value to advice, and providing customers with the most suitable contracts on the market from a claims perspective.

Andy Walton, Proposition Director - Protection, Mortgage Advice Bureau, said: “We’re thrilled to be welcoming Guardian to our protection panel. Having introduced income protection last year to their protection menu, our partnership with Guardian aligns directly with MAB’s strategy of creating protection portfolios for our customers.

“As the UK’s number one distributor of income protection in the market, Guardian’s addition to our panel is an ideal opportunity for us to take our proposition even further. This partnership will add more value to the advice and products we offer, benefitting both brokers and customers alike.”

“We’re delighted to be partnering with Mortgage Advice Bureau,” added Vincent O’Connor, Head of Strategic Partnerships, Guardian. “Becoming part of their market-leading protection panel is an important strategic win for us. It not only grows our distribution reach, but also marks the moment that Guardian’s products became accessible to advisers within all the UK’s major advised service providers and networks.

"We’ve big ambitions and have been growing rapidly, with this partnership marking another important milestone in our journey. We look forward to working closely together with the team at MAB to help their mortgage clients put in place the protection they need.”