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Biba 2021 is the trade association’s first virtual event and Insurance Times will be bringing you coverage of all the key sessions over the two days, which includes a keynote with economic secretary to the Treasury John Glen, as well as seminar sessions on the future of insurance broking, business interruption, professional indemnity and the impact of Covid-19 on regulation.

The conference theme this year is strengthening resilience. Event host and BBC newsreader Huw Edwards will be chairing a session on resilience, as well as interviewing senior Facebook executive Elizabeth Linder on the impact of social media. Edwards will also speak to political commentator Steve Richards on the state of UK politics.

To register for the virtual Biba event, visit the Biba conference website.

Insurance Times has unveiled the results of its eTrading survey on Thursday 13 May 2021.

More than 800 brokers have rated insurers and broker software platforms using our easy to understand Five Star grading system. You can view the eTrading report presentation below:

Etrading Survey - Results News


Insurance Times Five Star e-trading Report 2021 launching at Biba conference

2021-05-12T06:40:00+01:00By Katie Scott

Webinar will reveal etrading’s best and worst performers, according to more than 800 brokers


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'Unified action' needed to address challenges in professional indemnity insurance

An expert panel at Biba’s annual conference last month debates the ongoing challenges in professional indemnity insurance and what changes should be made

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Elizabeth Linder: Apprenticeship talent could help insurance industry stay relevant

Former Facebook politics and government specialist says senior management should ’not to shy away’ from the knowledge of younger workers

Equality and Diversity

Cultural change ‘silver bullet’ is ‘leadership accountability’

Expert panel agrees that ‘it’s a really powerful point in time for us to step up’ around equality, diversity and inclusion as ‘words are not enough’

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Climate change demands ‘bigger role’ for brokers and insurers - John Glen MP

Caring for the planet is an ‘essential element’ of responsible capitalism, says MP


Government ‘needs to put some rules in place’ for e-scooter use – Weightmans

Privately purchased e-scooters outside of the government’s schemes are unlikely to have insurance – cover requirements must be made clearer said law firm partner


‘More work to do’ on business interruption cover as lockdown lifts

Within business interruption cover, its ’strengths have become its weakness’ in terms of flexibility says Allianz director


Biba 2021: Day Two

PremFina’s chief executive reveals how its new Finance as a Service app aims to help customers ’consume insurance that fits their needs’

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Brokers must build ‘muscle memory’ to be ‘match fit’ for future grey swan events

Plus, brokers have moved away from the ‘old school thinking’ of ‘if you’re not present, you’re not productive’ when it comes to managing staff remotely

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Brokers are ‘absolutely crucial in the survival of SME businesses’ through pandemic

Regarding the Covid-linked business interruption claims debate, brokers were in ‘prime position’ to tell ‘the truth of the story’ said broker director

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‘Appropriate’, not heavy, regulation needed for broking sector – Biba

The FSCS’s initial £1.04bn levy figure ‘must have been scribbled on the back of a fag packet’, says the trade association’s non-executive director

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‘Over-rewarded’ scale driving consolidation leads to broking’s ‘worst practices’

Despite the broking market being described as ‘a dangerous place now’, chief exec urges industry to ‘not let the word “consolidation” become the new dirty word’

MGA Survey 2021