Commission and transparency row rears its head just as brokers feel the pinch amid market hardening
There is no provision for equivalence in the IDD and this means brokers with EU clients need to set up EU entities to trade in the bloc.
The FCA has asked up to 300 firms to provide financial information on client money, staff furlough, debt and cash.
Trade body said it lobbied the regulator to exclude premium finance arrangements as payment deferrals would have left many brokers at greater risk.
Tim Bull and Richard Booth of RPC discuss whether claims may be brought against brokers for providing inadequate advice under the Covid-19 pandemic.
Insurance Age found that brokers are disappointed by the timing of the 3% rise, as well as anticipating an impact on the bottom line.
Regulator also wants to increase the authorisation application fee for brokers from £1,500 to £2,500.
The AA said it had raised MOT concerns with transport ministers last week.
Biba's Graeme Trudgill outlines the relevant areas for brokers as the FCA tells firms how to identify key workers in financial services.
The “significant” breaches meant some customers did not get annual review statements for up to six years.
The legal framework previously in place needs to be changed due to Brexit, with firms having until 11 May to respond.
The broker, now called Somerset Bridge, is set to launch another appeal against the £60,000 data fine.
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.
Regulator rejects claims from Gina Miller's True and Fair Campaign, stating they contain “numerous inaccuracies", as campaigners call on the Chancellor of the Exchequer to review Andrew Bailey's appointment as governor of the Bank of England.
The regulator examined several areas of potential harm in its annual review of the general insurance sector.
A recent letter from the regulator could indicate that it wants to widen its remit to include diversity and inclusion. Should brokers be worried? Martin Friel reports.
The unrated provider was told to restate information in its annual report earlier this month.
Nick Wilcox and Rolleen McDonnell of law firm BDBF examine where brokers may fall foul of the latest regulation to hit intermediaries.
Current incumbent Andrew Bailey joins the Bank of England as governor on 16 March.
As Biba focuses on improving access to insurance in its manifesto, commissioning editor Laurence Eastham considers where changes will occur in 2020.
Manifesto includes 37 commitments and 29 calls for action across nine key areas including regulation, broking challenges, Brexit, and transport.
InsurTech will be able to access the financial data of consenting customers.
Expected broker levy rose to £23m for 2020/21 after spike in PPI complaints.
Organisation says indicative levy for general insurance distribution is £23m and publishes Plan and Budget for the next financial year as total levy goes up by £87m.