WEBINAR: FCA’s new supervision strategy for GI brokers

Thursday, 21 October 2021
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm (UK time)
    • Branko Bjelobaba FCII


In the FCA’s Dear CEO letter of 4 September 2020 they set out a new supervision strategy for GI brokers as they believe customers are buying unsuitable or poor value products and that insufficient or unclear information is being provided at point of sale and inappropriate sales tactics are the biggest contributors of customer harm.

Whilst the letter covers everything below the one hour event will focus on the following:-

  1. Firms’ response to covid;
  2. Governance and oversight;
  3. Bedding in of SMCR to incl Conduct Rules for all staff;
  4. Incentive arrangements incl remuneration for firm and staff;
  5. Business models incl distribution chains, product oversight and design, sales and renewals, conflicts of interest and ARs;
  6. Uncertainty brought about by the BI court case and handling of claims, complaints and ongoing communications;

With new requirements around vulnerable customers, pricing and consumer duty it is clear that a lot more work is to come for brokers and insurers alike.

Learning objectives

By the end of this webinar you will gain an overview of:-

  • The FCA’s new supervision strategy for GI brokers;
  • The threat to brokers in terms of the advice process;
  • ICOBS and how to ensure your sales process is robust (demands and needs, suitability, advice/personal recommendation, explanation of cover and summaries of cover)
  • Other relevant ICOBS and IDD requirements to include product oversight/governance and conflicts of interest.

Speaker Bio

Branko Bjelobaba FCII started his insurance career in 1987 and has worked across the sector including stints at PwC and GISC and has led his own consultancy practice since 2004. He works closely with AMII (retained compliance consultant since 2004), BIBA and the CII and has provided many well-received (even entertaining!) training events throughout the UK. He is a recipient of the Thomson Reuters Compliance Personality of the Year Award and the London Market People Award for Legal and Compliance and this year was Highly Commended by the CII in their Public Trust Awards.

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CII Accredited

This demonstrates the quality of an event and that it meets CII member CPD scheme requirements.

1 hour's CPD can be claimed for this event if relevant to your learning and development needs.

It is recommended that you keep any evidence of the CPD activity you have completed and upload copies to the recording tool as the CII may ask to see this if your record is selected for review. Details of the scheme can be viewed online at www.cii.co.uk/cpd.