Biba Conference

Is premium finance still a tax on the poor?

News Editor’s View: Scott McGee considers whether recent steps taken by trade bodies to address premium finance will reassure the Financial Conduct Authority that this payment method is no longer a ‘tax on being poor’ that needs to be tackled.

Brokers want less AI conversation and better service please

Fiona Nicolson reveals brokers want a little less conversation about artificial intelligence and to have a lot more grown-up conversation about balancing online experiences with being able to talk to an insurer's staff at this year’s British Insurance…

Biba’s Trudgill on working with the regulator

Trade Voice: Graeme Trudgill, CEO of the British Insurance Brokers’ Association, outlines how overtures between the trade body and the Financial Conduct Authority might ease brokers' uncertainty around regulation.

Q&A: Stuart Kilpatrick, Burns & Wilcox

Stuart Kilpatrick, managing director of Burns & Wilcox UK, tells Insurance Post about the post-Biba conference pivot the business has undertaken, plans to create a specialist business in the UK, and how it "doesn't matter” where his staff work.

Broker Review of the Year 2023

Brokers reflect on overcoming tough market conditions in 2023 and share their hopes of seeing Justin Bieber at the Biba conference in 2024 “just for the pun of it”.

Big Interview: Sicsic Advisory’s Michael Sicsic

With the Consumer Duty deadline looming, Michael Sicsic, former head of supervision for the UK general insurance retail sector at the Financial Conduct Authority, considers whether the industry is ready for the new regulation.

Trudgill takes CEO role at Biba

Graeme Trudgill, executive director at the British Insurance Brokers’ Association, has been appointed CEO, replacing Steve White.

Aviva looks to build new product lines

David Martin, managing director of UK GI distribution & SME at Aviva, revealed that the insurer is considering its fund allocation with the intention of building out new products.

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