Shepherds Friendly’s protection products have been given an impressive 5 Star Rating by Defaqto. This is the highest rating a product can receive from the independent financial information business, and it has been given to our Income Protection and Over 50s Life Insurance plans.
Since it’s part of our ethos to always put our members first, we design all of our products carefully. It’s our aim to offer products that will have a positive impact on the lives of our members and are created with their needs and wants in mind. We’re pleased that this has been recognised with such a significant rating.
Who is Defaqto?
Defaqto is an independent financial information and technology business. Its unbiased product information, provided as Star Ratings, helps consumers, financial institutions and financial advisers make better informed decisions.
For over 25 years, Defaqto’s experts have been collecting up-to-date information on thousands of financial products. By researching and analysing every product on the market, they’ve created an easy and reliable way to compare them.
What is a Defaqto Star Rating?
Defaqto Star Ratings provide an expert assessment so that you can see the quality of products and policies at a glance. They rate every product on the market, on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. A 1 Star product covers the basics, whereas a 5 Star product is one of the most comprehensive on the market.
Defaqto rates the product or policy, not the insurance provider. The ratings are analysed daily and updated to reflect any product or policy changes.
Here is a video all about Defaqto Star Ratings
“A fantastic achievement”
Chief of Sales at Shepherds Friendly, Antony Uttley is delighted with the ratings. He says:
“We create these products with the members’ best interests at heart. It’s important to us that, through our products, we can be there for members when they need us.
“To have Defaqto 5 Star Ratings on both our Income Protection and Over 50s plans is not only a massive compliment to our business but it gives new and existing members reassurance, as they know that they’re choosing a trusted brand. What a fantastic achievement for Shepherds Friendly.”
In addition to the 5 Star Ratings for our protection products, we have also achieved a Gold Service Rating for Protection. This came as a result of a survey carried out by Defaqto asking advisers to rate the service they receive from product providers.
As a result of this double accomplishment, members of our business development team were invited to Defaqto’s exclusive ‘Night of the Diamonds and Stars’ event which took place last night (6th February).
Our 5 Star rated plans
Everyone is different, that’s why we created an Income Protection plan that is suitable for a broad range of individuals. It doesn’t matter if you’re employed or self-employed, a blue-collar worker or a doctor, our Income Protection plan can provide vital financial support to you and your family should illness or injury leave you unable to work. And, with monthly premiums starting at just £5, there’s an option for every budget, too.
Our Over 50s Life Insurance plan can give you valuable peace of mind, knowing that your family will be taken care of, even after you die. UK residents are guaranteed to be accepted, so there’s no hassle or medical checks to worry about. When you die, your family will receive a tax-free lump sum to help with things like funeral expenses. Importantly, your family will have access to the National Bereavement Service, which can help make a difficult time that little bit more manageable.