The research panel, consisting of a wide-range of business placing brokers, will provide a voice to the broking sector through independent research that BIBA will use to support its broker lobbying campaigns.
BIBA aims to help develop the research panel so that the sector has access to robust and independent broker research that can be used to lobby government, policy makers and the regulator on issues most affecting members.
Eric Galbraith, BIBA chief executive, said: “There has never been a more important time for us to have a strong independent channel for brokers to voice their opinion. We have already hit the ground running as we are using Broking Now! as part of our wider research to lobby for appropriate proportionate and cost effective regulation from the new regulator. I am really pleased that we will be working with Broking Now!.”
Mike Harmer, Research Director at FWD, commented: “We are delighted to team up with BIBA. Broking Now! has been capturing and sharing the views of the UK broker community for nearly six years. Broking Now! remains an independent study of all UK brokers, not just BIBA memebers but the BIBA endorsement reinforces the industry importance and quality of this study.”