Be Wiser Insurance joins BIBA

15th September 2014

The British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA) has welcomed Be Wiser Insurance into membership. Be Wiser Insurance is a personal lines broker based in Hampshire with nearly 600 members of staff, and over 180,000 customers. 

Mark Bower-Dyke, Chairman and CEO of Be Wiser Insurance, commented:  “We are pleased to become BIBA members at a challenging time for insurance brokers.  We believe that as an industry we need a strong trade association, which proactively represents the interests of the whole broking market. Sitting on the fence and not helping in reshaping of our industry is no longer an option! If we as brokers want to improve our industry then we have to take part, membership is the first step and all brokers should take it.”

Be Wiser joins with immediate effect and has committed to release staff members forward to input and help in developing BIBA’s projects on younger broker initiatives and the review of its website.

Steve White, BIBA’s Chief Executive, said: “We are delighted to welcome Be Wiser Insurance into BIBA membership.  It is important that the broking sector stands together with a strong voice, and as a respected insurance broker, we look forward to working with them on the issues impacting our sector.”

 

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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

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

BIBA membership includes just under 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.

53% of all general insurance is sold by an insurance broker and they arrange 81% of all commercial insurance business.

Insurance brokers put the client’s interests first, providing advice, access to suitable insurance protection and risk management.

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.

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.