British Insurance Brokers' Association (Biba)

Budget 2010: IPT broker burden reduced

Biba and the IIB have both expressed satisfaction following the publication in today's Budget of the final legislation extending the scope of Insurance Premium Tax (IPT).

Biba broadens PMI group remit

The British Insurance Brokers’ Association (Biba) has today (19 March) announced that its Private Medical Insurance (PMI) Group will broaden its remit to include areas such as income protection, critical illness, and group life insurance as well as PMI.

Management Clinic: Troublesome premium tax

Since the Chancellor made his announcement on extending insurance premium tax in December, nothing much more has happened. Should we be charging IPT to brokers' fees or doing nothing until there is a further government statement?

'Obscene' levies squeeze broker finances

Brokers could be forced out of business as a result of huge financial demands in the shape of a £70m levy made by Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) and a significant increase in minimum Financial Services Authority (FSA) fees

Reportage: Leading the claims way

Guiding clients through the claims process is a crucial element of broker service. Louise Meeson explores the role of the intermediary and the benefits of guaranteeing a reliable claims service

Biba criticises RICS transparency report

The British Insurance Brokers’ Association (Biba) said it is disappointed with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) final report Transparency in professional fees.

Power Hour: A taxing issue

The Government's surprise IPT ruling has caused uproar among the broking community as concerns mount over the sharing of commercially sensitive information. Martin Friel reports

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