Most personal insurance advice conflates two very distinct types of advice: strategic insurance advice, and insurance product advice. When it comes to insurance product advice, I’m comfortable with advisers being remunerated via commission. When it comes to strategic insurance advice, which relates to whether clients need cover and what level of cover, I’m less comfortable with commission-based remuneration models. In this article, I explain the difference and the basis for my reservations.
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