In January, it is cold, the nation is skint and back to work after Christmas. Blue Monday is considered by some to be the most depressing day of the year. A lot of us make resolutions to work off the Xmas pudding, save money and cut out the booze. How can financial protection support individuals during this bleak time of year?

A huge proportion of the UK workforce is vulnerable to a financial shock or loss of income. Money is a source of stress and anxiety for many people, including millennials. How can providers help individuals manage their money better?  

Mental health is the most common reason for an income protection claim. Disclosure of mental ill-health continues to rise, especially among young people working. What services and techniques are available to help people suffering from poor mental health through protection providers?

Changing habits, getting active and keeping fit is on the agenda of many people in January. How can financial protection support wellness, improve diets and prevent health problems occurring later down the line?

Chaired by COVER editor Adam Saville and featuring an expert panel consisting of Cura managing director Kathryn Knowles, Iona Bain of Young Money Agency and Holloway Friendly’s Andy Rowson, our webinar entitled ‘Broke and feeling blue: The benefits of financial protection’ will be broadcast live on Tuesday 22 January at 11am.

  • How can financial protection support offer a safety net to individuals during this bleak time of year?
  • The role of financial protection in helping individuals manage their money better.   
  • Exploring early intervention, preventative techniques and support services available through providers to support mental wellness.
  • How financial protection providers can support wellness, improve diets and prevent health problems occurring later down the line.

Presenters

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Adam Saville

 

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Andy Rowson

Sales and Marketing Director- Holloway Friendly

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Andy has worked within the financial services arena for many years and has over 20 years’ experience in distribution focused roles. Spending most of his career at Aegon, Andy has held roles such as National Sales Director and Head of Origen Workplace Solutions. He then moved to Pantheon Financial as their Group Director for Business Development before joining Holloway Friendly, as Head of Distribution. He has recently taken on a new role of Sales and Marketing Director. In his spare time Andy likes skiing, mountain biking, rugby and spending time with his wife Debi and his two teenage children.


Ioan Bain

Founder of Young Money, author and commentator

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Iona Bain is the financial industry's foremost commentator on young people. She established her award-winning and influential blog, Young Money, in 2011 and wrote her first book, Spare Change, in 2016. She appears at industry events throughout the year, speaks regularly on TV and radio and has written for almost every national newspaper and website on the subject of young personal finance. She is an ambassador for the Insuring Women's Futures campaign and was named Freelancer of the Year for 2018 by IPSE, the leading trade association for the self-employed.


Kathryn Knowles

Managing Director, Cura Financial Services Ltd

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Kathryn is a national multi-award winning insurance adviser, providing protection insurance advice to people with pre-existing health conditions and other special risks. Kathryn built her company with her husband, specifically to help people that have medical conditions to access insurance, something that she herself struggled with. Kathryn openly talks about having had agoraphobia, anxiety issues, hypermobility syndrome, tachycardia and an underactive thyroid. Kathryn is known for producing educational videos for the insurance industry, charities and general public, detailing insurances available for people with medical conditions, and how the sector as a whole needs to become more empathetic. 

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