Regular insights on all things protection from our Technical
and Industry Affairs Manager, Johnny Timpson

Johnny Timpson's Blog


Biography

Johnny Timpson is Scottish Widows’ financial protection specialist. As a leading expert in his sector, he brings 40 years’ experience working in a variety of technical roles and distribution models. Johnny is currently the DWP Disability Champion for the Insurance Industry and Profession, and Chairs the Access to Insurance Working Group. In addition, he’s a member of the Income Protection Task Force and sits on both its Welfare and Building Resilient Households Working Groups. Johnny is also a member of the CII’s Insuring Women’s Futures Programme Advisory Panel and was until its close, a member of the Seven Families Project team and work stream lead. Until recently Johnny was chair of TISA’s Consumer Protection Policy Council and member of the ABI Protection Committee.

  • 1 November 2019

    Purple Tuesday – Improving customer access and experiences

    Last November, the disability organisation Purple launched Purple Tuesday, an accessible shopping and services day which is committed to improving the customer experience for disabled people. Purple Tuesday proved to be a tremendous success...

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  • 7 October 2019

    A costly diagnosis going hand in glove with vulnerability

    Cancer doesn’t just affect health, the financial cost can be devastating too. With the first stage of the FCA’s consultation on the fair treatment of vulnerable customers...

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  • 30 August 2019

    Family finances & retirement hopes can be shattered by dementia

    It’s unlikely that there are many reading this who haven’t been affected by dementia in some way. According to the Alzheimer’s Society...

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  • 09 July 2019

    SM&CR - The shift from responsibility to accountability

    The Senior Manager and Certification Regime (SM&CR) for me represents a paradigm shift in UK financial services regulation and accountability. I agree with the Tolkien...

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  • 07 May 2019

    Let's talk about mental health and financial protection

    Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, Mental Health Awareness Week 2019 takes place from Monday 13 to Sunday 19 May 2019. The theme this year is Body Image – how we think and feel about our bodies...

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  • 12 April 2019

    The Assurance of Insurance

    The first death claim on a “modern” life assurance policy followed the death of salt merchant William Gibbons in London in 1584...

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  • 18 March 2019

    Mother’s Day. Cards, flowers and a “what if” review

    Whilst we mark Mother’s Day on March 31, as far as children are concerned, and dependent children in particular, every day is “mum, can you do this for me” day! This makes new data from the Office of National Statistics...

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  • 18 Feburary 2019

    As family spending rises, so does the need for a protection “Plan B”

    With incomes squeezed, savings at historic lows and borrowing levels increasing to levels not seen since 2008, the latest Office for National Statistics (ONS) snapshot of family spending makes for worrying reading...

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  • 22 January 2019

    Building on 2018 market events – a look ahead to 2019

    We enter 2019 in a position of relative strength, with the most recent data from IRESS, Equifax Touchstone and other sources suggesting that notwithstanding GDPR and the introduction of the Insurance Distribution Directive...

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  • 28 November 2018

    A personalised approach to underwriting

    New protection products, innovations and adaptations regularly fill the trade press headlines, but it’s rare to hear about the service that improves access to the actual benefits of advice - in particular, underwriting philosophy and practice...

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