The Tentacle

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Not so much a code...

Given that British Insurance Brokers Assocation was founded in 1977, it is at least a little surprising that the organisation has not long ago established a code of conduct for its members to adhere to. And, stranger still - 47 years on - that BIBA should announce its intention to develop a code that members may sign-up to on a voluntary basis. If there has been no overwhelming case for a code of conduct over the past 47 years and, finally, one is being pitched as an optional add-on, then what exactly…

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... but, is it a profession?

I would contend that insurance broking is not a profession and general insurance advice does not consitute a financial service. Misconceptions in both respects stem, I believe, from over-exposure to the local newspaper during our formative years. I certainly remember local solicitors, accountants and brokers featuring periodically in the Folkestone & Hythe District Herald following their departure to Brazil with a suitcase full of other people’s money. Simply because brokers share the professions’…

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Site map coming fairly soon...

...by mid-November probably.

The site map will be an aid to navigation around our various websites. Of course, these sites have just undergone a major structural update and things are still changing.

So, it’s a bit like when a supermarket periodically shifts things around, either, just for the hell of it, or, because they have decided to squeeze in a click & collect point, where the bread used to be.

As stuff relocates, consequently, leaving the signs above the ends of the aisles as they were before, could become confusing.

Our current situation here is very similar.

Mind you, whether before or after the reorganisation, you can never find the Tahini paste. You always have to ask.