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The insurance market is seeing an unprecedented period of change and this is forcing many brokers to think carefully about their future.
Some will make the decision to buy another business and protect what they have, whilst others will sell and move on.
Whether you are buying or selling, the advice is simple: Seek professional assistance.

I have no issue with any individual who wishes to better themselves and take a path of formal study, but it should be relevant to their day to day activities and provide a direct benefit to them and you as the employer (after all, you may well be paying for it), rather than ticking any sort of box.

Public speaking is one of life's most dreaded experiences and no matter how many times I've done it, it's still daunting.
Over the years, I have learnt to apply all my energy into recognising the opportunity that public speaking presents, to firstly convey my thoughts and feelings on a given topic, but to also engage with the audience in a meaningful dialogue.

 

RWA and The Aviva Development Zone will be at the BIBA Conference in Manchester on the 10th and 11th May 2017. Come and find us on Stand C64 and join our silver anniversary celebrations.

Culture and conduct reflect the underlying values and mind set of a firm, and as such, have a great influence on the behaviour of individuals within the firm. An effective culture is one that supports a business model, behaviours, and practices, that have fair treatment of consumers at their core. But it is senior managers who are ultimately responsible and accountable for the decisions that they not only make, but also oversee.

I am Bruce Fayle, a passionate, almost obsessive motorcyclist. I head up RWA’s Risk and Conduct unit (both ‘admissions’ are not meant to sound like the opening statement in separate group therapy sessions)...

It is apparent that firms are coming under increasing attack; where firms have reported issues to the FCA, there is a year on year increase. As an example, in 2014 there were, according to FCA statistics, 5 reports and so far, in 2016, 75!

‘T&C’ - formally known as training and competence - is not a new idea. The General Insurance Standard’s Council launched their own rules and elements of these can still be seen today under the current FCA T&C rules. 

There are some who wish to be popular and are afraid to be controversial or even honest about the possible results of The Insurance Act.

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