History of LifeSearch
LifeSearch was founded in 1998 by a team of experienced financial advisers to provide low cost advice and protection policies. Tom Baigrie and Arthur Davies realised that protection is the bed-rock of any financial plan and also that most people in the UK had far, far to little protection, perhaps because there was no convenient and easy way to buy it.
While LifeSearch trades on line, in truth advice is most sensibly and easily given in a conversation, so LifeSearch has become the largest telephone based protection adviser in Britain with some 80 advisers, supported by 20 Telephone Underwriting Interviewers and 40 underwriting support staff, arranging up to 750 policies every week, from 3 trading floors in Milton Keynes, Leeds and London.
All our calls are recorded to provide a permanent record of the advice given and the underwriting questions asked and answered. This protects our clients in a unique and comprehensive way. LifeSearch acts for several household name brands, ASDA and Swinton amongst them, as well as being used by many IFAs as a specialist service provider.
Our advisers are amongst the most intensively inducted, trained and coached in the industry, completing specialised internal training courses of far higher standard than those expected of IFAs. As a result we have been recognised as the protection adviser of the year in one or other of the two main industry awards ceremonies in 7 of the last 8 years and in total have won over 50 premier industry awards. No other adviser has won more in recent years.
We offer several free benefits to clients who protect themselves through us.
- LifeSearch Claims is a dedicated claims handling service, taking your side in managing the insurers when a pay out is due. They routinely speed up and simplify all claims and on several occasions have successfully overturned insurers decisions not to pay out.
- LifeSearch Care provides counselling and information to claimants or those considering a claim. From where to get the best cancer treatments through to bereavement counselling, our trained nurses offer vital help, information and knowledge in a professional and caring way we are mightily proud of.
- LifeSearch Trust offers all clients free arrangement of straightforward trusts. These specify who gets the monies due on a policy and speeds up payment hugely, as well as avoiding Inheritance tax often otherwise due.
LifeSearch is different and better and has been built by experienced professionals to be so and recognised by the industry as being so.
LifeSearch Limited is an Appointed Representative of Baigrie Davies and Company Limited, who are authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority (FSA).