Financial services provider Thinc Group has announced that it has accepted Aegon Scottish Equitable, a UK arm of Dutch insurance giant Aegon Group, onto its growing multi-tie protection panel.

Aegon Scottish Equitable will offer its full range of personal and business protection products, including critical illness cover, income protection and term assurance, on Thinc Group’s distribution platform.

Simon Chamberlain, chief executive of Thinc Group, commented: I am delighted that Aegon has joined our panel, this is a further demonstration of how the leading financial institutions in our profession support Thinc’s multi-distribution platform. Our unique fee structure guaranteeing no commission bias is further enhanced by this appointment.

Otto Thoresen, chief executive at Aegon, added: Joining the Thinc multi-tie panel with our protection product range is an important step forward in Aegon’s aim to reach a wider range of customers. The partnership means that our protection proposition will now be available through Thinc’s 900 advisers, which is a very positive development in our distribution strategy. We are delighted to be part of this partnership and look forward to its success going forward.