Brokers warned over cold calling

Brokers have been warned they face fines of £5,000 if they call businesses registered on the new corporate Telephone Preference Service (TPS).

Since 25 June, businesses have been able to prevent unwanted marketing calls by registering with TPS. The TPS register is run by the Direct Marketing Association under contract to Ofcom. Companies have to register in writing but it is free of charge and takes 28 days to take effect. This means that from 25 June brokers making promotional calls to any b