UK protection advice firm LifeSearch has partnered with Gretel, a technology-powered hub that reconnects customers with lost and dormant accounts.

These can include investments, savings, bank accounts, pension, and also life insurance.

LifeSearch and Gretel have partnered to offer members additional educational content and access to the LifeSearch team for expert advice.

In addition, customers will gain education to understand how their newly-found protection works to bolster confidence.

Through LifeSearch services, Gretel customers will be offered advice on building a ‘Plan B’ to provide a financial safety net and support in the event of death, serious illness, accident, and long-term sickness.

Justin Harper, chief marketing officer at LifeSearch, said: “We’re excited to partner with Gretel to support those customers who, after locating their financial assets, want to feel more confident about their financial resilience. As people are seeking and reunited with lost financial assets – particularly their life insurance policies – it’s an ideal time to help people understand what they’ve got and ensure they’re financially prepared for what fate might throw at them. We look forward to the future of our partnership and what we can implement to continue bettering customers’ experience when finding their lost financial assets, and to helping build their financial resilience.”

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Duncan Stevens, CEO, Gretel, added: “Over 28 million accounts with a combined value of £89bn have been lost or forgotten in the UK. This figure includes £64bn in pensions, £5.3bn in lost investments and shares, and over £8bn in lost life insurance. At Gretel, we believe it should be easy for people to find and recover money that is due to them. We’re on a mission to help our members to locate and recover assets and empower them to feel more in charge of their financial lives and futures.

“Our partnership with LifeSearch will further bolster our customers’ experience using our services, not only through providing a range of protection but also by offering education to ultimately fuel their financial confidence. We are confident this partnership will continue to clear the mist surrounding protection and strengthen their financial resilience.”

Last year, 2plan Wealth Management, a wealth management company in the UK, and LifeSearch, the independent protection specialist, started cooperating for referrals.

The updated strategy, which is accessible to all of 2plan’s advisers, which number over 450, nationwide, went into effect at the beginning of November 2023.

Through the collaboration, 2plan advisers have the option to refer customers who have a determined need for protection straight to LifeSearch. After that, LifeSearch will take on regulatory oversight of the protection advice.