Connect for Intermediaries has revealed it is to provide all of its appointed representative (AR) network members with membership of trade body FIBA.
The Financial Intermediary and Broker Association (FIBA) launched in January of this year with the aim is to support brokers and help them to grow their businesses. Benefits include preferential terms for professional indemnity insurance and business insurance, dedicated regulatory support service, marketing and PR support services and a corporate and personal credit check facility amongst others. It also provides access to a broad range of specialist lenders.
Liz Syms (pictured), CEO for Connect for Intermediaries, said: “Our AR brokers are at the heart of everything that we do. We prioritise achieving the very best outcomes for both our brokers and their clients and do so in an ethical and transparent manner.
“We believe this package of measures, together with the complementary membership of FIBA puts our brokers in prime position to also achieve the very best outcomes for their clients and to ensure that they have profitable, growing businesses.”
Adam Tyler, executive chairman of FIBA, added: “Connect for Intermediaries is a forward-thinking network and it is clear to see how it is achieving such rapid growth. It is refreshing to see a network that so clearly prioritises the success of its AR members and we welcome each of them to FIBA.
“As a trade body that looks after both intermediaries and brokers working in the specialist finance industry, we are dedicated to helping and supporting our members. We are providing a traditional service in a way that will clearly benefit not only Connect’s ARs but also all of our other member firms.”