The Stride Group Fantasy Football Broker League is back – enter your team for the new season by 9 August

The Premier League new season starts on Friday 9 August, which means that it is time to enter your team into the Stride Group Broker League. There are monthly prizes for the Manager of the Month, and of course the season reaches its climax when we present the top prize…

Senior Managers and Certification Regime Q & A with Dilys Gale – Stride Insurance Group’s Compliance & Audit Manager

SMCR – what insurance brokers need to know – part two What is the SM & CR? SM & CR is a logical way of defining the accountability of individual manager or director in your brokerage and replaces the FCA “Approved Persons” regime known as APER. In addition, the SM…

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SMCR – what insurance brokers need to know. Part One

Following the financial crash in 2008 the Government introduced new rules, which resulted in the introduction of the Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SMCR). From December 2019 these rules apply to insurance brokers.
This is the first of a three-part article giving brokers tips on how to implement the new regime in their brokerage.

All the latest Broker League action reviewed our in-house Fantasy Football pundit Lee Taylor

After a crazy summer filled with the likes of Neymar and Mourinho throwing themselves on the ground in petulant tantrums and England winning a penalty shootout (did that really happen?), the new Premier League season has finally begun, with the first month already done and dusted. In the “real” world…

New HMO rules take effect from the 1st October – are your landlord clients ready?

Recent years have seen an uptick in investor interest in houses of multiple occupation (HMOs), such as the student housing sector. Where investment goes regulation is sure to follow: this October will see significant changes including a new definition of an HMO and the permitted occupancy rate for smaller bedrooms. A new…

General Data Protection Regulation – what insurance brokers need to know

  Insurance brokers everywhere are embracing digital innovations as they seek to make their services more streamlined and efficient. But technology is not without its pitfalls; as brokers harness these online tools, they face a sinister and growing threat in the form of a data breach. According to research from…