Paymentshied has announced the appointment of Nasar Hussain as national account manager south to support its network partners and their members.
He joins the 250-strong team as the leading general insurance (GI) intermediary attempts to help financial advisers tackle the economic impact of Covid-19 and return to growth.
Paymentshied has introduced a number of initiatives to support advisers and customers including three-month payment holidays, a 22% pricing discount and a learning and development programme to educate and empower advisers to maximise GI opportunities.
Hussain has 18 years in financial services under his belt. He began his career as a CeMap-qualified mortgage adviser, amassing seven years’ experience with Which?, Nationwide, Lloyd’s Banking Group and Sequence before stepping up into senior management roles with Bank of Cyprus and TSB Bank.
More recently, he held the position of national account manager at Together Loans and Mortgages.
Head of sales at Paymentshield Emma Green says the hiring someone as high calibre as Hussain is a ‘huge coup’ for the team. “Nasir is well known by our customers and with his experience as a broker along with his GI and sales background, he has a solid understanding of adviser and network needs as well as the expertise to execute our technology-driven sales strategy.”
Hussain will support Paymentshield’s key strategic partners to improve their GI influence, working with them to deliver clients a personalised, data-driven service underpinned by technology.
Commenting on his appointment, he says: “One of reasons I joined Paymentshield is its commitment to offering the very best in support for advisers: be that technology through its Adviser Hub with integrated API capabilities; its panel of insurers delivering a huge breadth in products; or through its consumer and market insight that empowers advisers to offer a personalised approach and deliver the best value to the customer.”