Forthcoming events

This month

FCA GI Consumer Duty and Multi-Occupancy update

  • Thu 30 May 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
    • Branko Bjelobaba FCII MIoD, Branko Ltd

Soon we will have had Consumer Duty for a year and firms will be preparing for their first annual board reports. The session will cover the updates and the new rules that are effective from 1 January 2024 on multi-occupancy buildings insurances following intervention by the government – these new rules impact over 5 million leaseholders who are defined as stakeholders and firms have to act in their best interests. Insurers and brokers will also need to provide information about policies to leaseholders, including details of all remuneration and placement. We will also cover the Leasehold and Freehold Reform Act which has banned commission sharing.

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CPD Webinar: Intermediate Marine Cargo Insurance

  • Wed 12 Jun 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
    • Alan Hornby, Chartered Insurance Practitioner

If you participated in the marine cargo introductory session in March, then hopefully you will be sleeping better knowing the different Incoterms and the Institute Cargo Clauses (ICC). Building on that session, we will now delve deeper into the wonderful world of marine cargo insurance by examining the factors involved in the assessment of risk. We then move to analysing the cover in more detail by examining a policy wording looking at conditions, extensions and exclusions This one-hour webinar provided by Alan Hornby is Part 2 of 3 of the webinar series on Marine Cargo Insurance. This session is aimed at those who wish to expand on the knowledge gained from the first session or those who wish to expand their knowledge of this important but often overlooked class of business.

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CPD Webinar: SURE: A new technique to ensure clients have understood your advice

  • Wed 10 Jul 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
    • Jeff Heasman, Insurance Upskill

We naturally ask the client if there is anything they didn´t understand and often, the client replies “No”. Or we ask if everything was clear and the client answers “Yes”. But can we rely on these answers as being an accurate reflection of whether the client truly has listened to and understood that advice? The answer is NO!! Recent FCA guidance papers on vulnerable customers and the new consumer duty have emphasised the obligation to take steps to ensure the customer has understood our advice and recommendations and anyway, it is just good practice! That is why, in this session, Jeff Heasman will outline his SURE technique for insurance and financial services professionals, based on concept checking, a method traditionally used in language teaching. Concept checking is designed to determine, with as much certainty as possible, that the client has understood the advice. Easy to apply to day-to-day interactions with clients, the SURE technique will help avoid misunderstandings now and in the future.

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In Person CPD Event: Building rapport in a hybrid world

  • Wed 28 Aug 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
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    • Nick Thomas, Nick Thomas & Associates

Building Rapport is critical in business. It’s your tool for nurturing strong relationships whilst sharpening your capacity to influence others. Whether we are working with prospects, existing clients, the insurance market, co-workers, or other stakeholders it is essential that we can quickly establish [and reestablish] rapport. Rapport also plays a role in building a wider relationship of trust.

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CPD Webinar: Advanced Marine Cargo Insurance

  • Wed 18 Sep 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
    • Alan Hornby, Chartered Insurance Practitioner

If you participated in our previous Introduction and Intermediate sessions earlier in the year by now your confidence and knowledge of marine cargo insurance should mean there are no sleepless nights but every now and then there is the nightmare … We conclude this series by examining and exploring areas of marine cargo insurance that are often overlooked as they might not be relevant to our day to day role. However, it’s always useful to expand knowledge and ‘see the bigger picture’. This session will look at Letters of Credit, the claims process and international legislation as well as other issues that can arise from time to time when dealing with cargo insurance.

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