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Association of Insurance and Risk Managers in Industry and Commerce (AIRMIC)

Influential in setting standards of risk management


Fire Protection Association (FPA)

Researching loss protection and control for fire risks, setting standards for construction etc.


Motor Insurance Anti-Fraud and Theft Register (MIAFTR)

Formed through participation of ABI member companies to combat fraudulent claims - records vehicles/motorcycles that suffer total losses


Loss Prevention Research Council

Risk-based research help insurers develop crime- and loss-control solutions


International Underwriting Association (IUA)

Responsible for representing its member international wholesale insurance and reinsurance companies, the provision of information services and research

It aims to protect and strengthen the business environment for its member companies operating in or through London


London Underwriting Centre (LUC)

One of the most public functions is to produce clause wordings for the London Market, notably for marine insurance


Association of British Insurers

Largest of the insurance market associations - work includes gathering of relevant market statistics, framing of codes of practice and playing a major role in public relations, creating a greater awareness of the role of insurance


British Insurance Brokers Association (BIBA)

Major non-statutory trade association for insurance intermediaries


London Market Regional Committee (LMRC)

The intention is to maintain a lobbying role and to represent the sector to the FCA, Europe, the UK government and other stakeholders


London and International Insurance Brokers' Association (LIIBA)

Independent trade body, representing the interests of insurance and reinsurance brokers operating in the London and international markets - there is clear overlap with the LMRC


Lloyd's Market Association (LMA)

Provides representation, information and technical services to underwriting businesses (i.e. managing agents) in the Lloyd's market


Managing General Agents' Association (MGAA)

Formed to give the insurance industry a better understanding of what an MGA is and what they contribute to the industry


Chartered Institute of Loss Adjusters (CILA)

Impartial claims specialists must operate under the code of conduct of the CILA, was set up by a Royal Charter and is a leading authority on insurance claims issues


Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA)

The UK's only chartered body dedicated to actuaries


Institute of Risk Management (IRM)

Set up in response for a demand for a diploma in Risk Management


Association of Insurance and Risk Managers in Industry and Commerce (Airmic)

Airmic promotes the interests of corporate insurance buyers and those involved in risk management and insurance for their organisation


Insurtech UK (ITUK)

Trade body which aims to position the UK as a leading force in technological innovation in the insurance sector


Motor Insurance Bureau (MIB)

Mission is to reduce the level and impact of uninsured driving in the UK, compensate victims and provide first class asset management and specialist class services

The MIB's obligations are linked to the compulsory insurance requirement of the Road Traffic Act 1988


General Insurance Standards Council (GISC)

The voluntary regulatory body that provided a code of practice in order to regulate the insurance industry until 2005


Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA)

Responsible for the prudential regulation of all systematically important firms, defined as those that pose a risk to the financial system if they were to fail – applies to institutions that accept deposits or insurance contracts to which it provides supervision and authorisation

Primary objective: to promote the safety and soundness of PRA-regulated persons

Uses a 'judgment-based approach'


Competition and Markets Authority (CMA)

Aim is to promote fair competition for the benefit of consumers both within and outside the UK, and supersedes and brings together the functions of the Competition Commission and the consumer functions of the OFT


Financial Policy Committee (FPC)

Committee within the Bank of England responsible for watching for emerging risks to the financial system as a whole and providing strategic direction for the entire regulatory regime


Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)

Independent regulator responsible for conduct of business and market issues for all firms including insurers, and prudential regulation of small firms. Focused on taking early action before consumer detriment occurs. Uses thematic reviews and market-wide analysis. Reviews the full product life cycle from design to distribution with the power to ban products where necessary. Overarching strategic objective – to protect and enhance confidence the UK financial system


Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS)

Introduced following the enactment of the FSMA 2000; Independent body that has a memorandum of understanding with the FCA for cooperation and communication as they carry out their independent roles; Membership is compulsory for all authorised insurers and other authorised firms e.g. intermediaries; It is not concerned with commercial insurances for larger enterprises; Complainant needs a final response from the firm they have used before they refer the complaint to the FOS, then has a period of 6 months or more from the date of the final decision of the authorised firm; Maximum financial award is £350,000 plus interest, costs and interest on costs


Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS)

The UK’s compensation fund of last resort for customers of deposit-taking companies and investment firms, authorised insurance companies and intermediaries; Covers claims against firms where they are unable, or likely to be unable to pay claims against them; Usually when a firm has become insolvent or gone out of business; Was set up mainly to assist private individuals but small businesses (up to £1m turnover) are also covered; Funded by levy on all authorised firms receiving income from eligible claimants



The organisation that carries out the functions of checking and signing the slipper Lloyd's once 100% of risk fully placed