Brokers hit back over business interruption following criticism of the entire insurance industry as some call for government assistance in getting the message across.
Insurance Age editor, Sian Barton, and content director, Jonathan Swift, discuss the top stories this week and talk about their own experience of the coronavirus lockdown.
As the first working week of self-isolation comes to a close for many, Insurance Age content director Jonathan Swift looks at the stance brokers are taking in terms shutting up shop or keeping their branches open.
Brokers say they are sharing experiences with each other to "protect the broking profession" as they explore new ways of working from home and reveal their favourite platforms to stay connected.
Announcement follows cancellation of the 2020 conference earlier this week.
Following the cancellation of Biba 2020 – a key meeting point for intermediaries - Sian Barton calls on brokers to use the sector’s famous relationships to push through this crisis.
The event, which was scheduled to take place in Manchester in May, will no longer go ahead.
Biba's Graeme Trudgill outlines the relevant areas for brokers as the FCA tells firms how to identify key workers in financial services.
Polaris celebrated 25 years last year and also had a MD change with Vivek Banga taking the top spot. Banga catches up with Jonathan Swift about the future of e-trade and the role brokers can play.
The body paid him £25,000 but the entire industry is now under fire over government decision to not enforce business closures in a move which some claim will affect BI cover.
The government advised leisure businesses to close voluntarily prompting a public backlash that firms won’t be able to claim for business interruption as it isn’t a closure order.
Andrew Gibbons, Ashley Rogoff, Tim Ryan and Paul Anscombe have completed their stints on the board, with the trade body set to announce their replacements in the near future.
The decision to keep the unpopular tax at 12% has been welcomed by the insurance market as Chancellor introduces other measures to help Covid-19 hit businesses.
The Insurance Age team discuss the most popular news stories of the week.
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The trade body has pledged to support members as the regulator insists all firms must have contingency plans in place to deal with major issues such as Covid-19.
The ABI and CII are calling for a cut to insurance premium tax, whereas Biba is requesting a freeze.
Peter Staddon was appointed as the organisation’s first MD in 2013.
Keep up to date with the latest market moves.
As Biba focuses on improving access to insurance in its manifesto, commissioning editor Laurence Eastham considers where changes will occur in 2020.
Trade body has announced a raft of initiatives to support “ethical and sustainable trading” as part of its manifesto.
Manifesto includes 37 commitments and 29 calls for action across nine key areas including regulation, broking challenges, Brexit, and transport.
Expected broker levy rose to £23m for 2020/21 after spike in PPI complaints.
Editor, Siân Barton, considers how the insurance space has launched into 2020 and looks back to a thread from 2019 that should be picked up again this year.