British Insurance Brokers' Association
08 May 2012
BIBA Find a Broker iPhone and iPad App Launched

The British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA) has launched a Find a BIBA Broker mobile application (app) for iPhones and iPads to help customers locate BIBA members and promote general insurance brokers.

Customers can use the app to search for BIBA members by town, postcode or their current location. They can then either call or email brokers directly or retrieve directions via Google maps.

The new app is an extension of BIBA’s existing online search and Find a Broker helpline which collectively receive more than 400,000 enquiries every year.  These have increased from 220,000 in 2008 because of BIBA’s active campaign to raise the profile of members with national media, consumer and business organisations.

Eric Galbraith, BIBA Chief Executive, said: “With the new signposting government agreement recognising our service as a suitable solution to help customers, we expect enquiries to increase further. It is therefore essential that members ensure that their information held is up to date.”

The app can be downloaded from the App Store on Apple iTunes by searching insurance, insurance broker, BIBA, British Insurance Brokers Association, find a broker or BIBA search. An Android mobile version will follow and BIBA’s existing Find a Broker service can be accessed at www.biba.org.uk or on 0870 950 1790. 

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Notes to editors

1. For further information please contact :

BIBA press office:
Leighann Forsyth, Head of Communications
020 7397 0223
forsythl@biba.org.uk

2. About British Insurance Brokers' Association

About BIBA

The British Insurance Brokers' Association (BIBA) is the UK's leading general insurance organisation representing the interests of insurance brokers, intermediaries and their customers.

BIBA membership includes just over 2,000 regulated firms having merged with the Institute of Insurance Brokers (IIB) in November 2011.

General insurance brokers contribute 1% of GDP to the UK economy and BIBA brokers employ more than 100,000 staff.

 

BIBA helps more than 400,000 people a year to access insurance protection through it’s Find a Broker service, both online and via the telephone.

Brokers provide professional advice to businesses and individuals, playing a key role in the identification, measurement, management, control and transfer of risk. They negotiate appropriate insurance protection tailored to individual needs.

BIBA is the voice of the industry advising members, the regulators, consumer bodies and other stakeholders on key insurance issues.   BIBA provides unique schemes and facilities, technical advice, guidance on regulation and business support and is helping to raise, and maintain, industry standards.

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Leighann Forsyth
Head of Communications
Tel: 020 7397 0223
Email: forsythl@biba.org.uk

Becky Pledge
Communications Coordinator
Tel: 020 7397 0231
Email: pledger@biba.org.uk