Five new members have joined the 40-country network of the International Insurance Brokers' Association.

United Insurance Brokers is the first Lloyd's broker to join the IBA.

Also joining are two French broking houses, Assurances Descamps d'Haussy of Lille and Roederer of Strasbourg.

Norway's fourth largest non-marine broker Skagerak and one of Poland's leading broking houses Mentor have also joined the association.