New registered email facility launched for BIBA members

2nd March 2015

The British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA) has launched a new Registered Email® service for members with RPost.  The service provides a registered receipt containing legal proof of sending, content, delivery and opening of emails and will help members to evidence compliance with ICOBs, TCF and best practice.

A reduced rate for BIBA members has been agreed for the RMail service, along with no set up fees, no long term commitment, no limit on the number of users and a pay as you go model.

The built in encryption option ensures messages and attachments are securely protected, helping brokers to meet their data security obligations. Electronic signature features allow brokers to obtain multiple legal signatures on contracts instantly via email, helping to close business quicker, save valuable time and reduce the need for chasing.

Accessed via a choice of simple free desktop, mobile or web apps, RMail enables brokers to deliver important and sensitive correspondence by email instantly and securely.


Mike Hallam, BIBA’s Head of Technical Services, said: “We are really pleased to offer this helpful service to members which offers cost savings by eliminating posting, stationery and printing costs along with time savings, legal proof of communication, compliance and security.”

David Wood, Managing Director, RPost commented: “We are delighted to offer BIBA members a special rate for the service. It’s the ideal solution for sending all insurance communications including quotations, coverage documents, ‘meeting clients’ needs’, TCF and other compliance documentation, notices, instructions, invoices and any communications requiring encryption of personal, sensitive or confidential data.”

For a free trial, BIBA members can go to: http://www.mailsoftsolutions.co.uk/biba/?pcod=BIBA

 

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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.

54% of all general insurance is sold by an insurance broker and they arrange 79% 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 its 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.