Friends Provident, the UK financial services group specializing in life and pensions, has signed a new distribution agreement with the West Bromwich Building Society covering mortgage protection insurance.

Under the agreement, Friends Provident will be the only insurance provider offering mortgage protection products for West Bromwich customers. Friends Provident will offer its level and decreasing term assurance, critical illness cover and income protection through West Bromwich personal mortgage managers.

Simon Clamp, managing director of UK sales and marketing for Friends Provident, said: We are delighted to have been chosen by West Bromwich as the provider of their protection business.

Meanwhile, West Bromwich’s Stephen Karle, operations director, said: Friends Provident is a leading provider and shares the same values as the West Bromwich in placing a prime emphasis on caring for customers so that they are fully protected and can look forward to a secure financial future. Our partnership will enable us to offer an even quicker and efficient service for customers, especially with the aid of Friends Provident’s online facility.