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The world of work

One small step into the world of work, one giant leap for a sociology student. Abbie Weaire joined the Communications and Events team at Broker Network to get her own taste of working life. Do you remember your first steps?

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Experts in critical areas to help you transition smoothly

In our first blog post, we looked at the benefits of becoming directly authorised and in our second post, you heard from David Robertson, Managing Director of Prospero Insurance, about why he became directly authorised. Now, in the third and final part of our AR series, our Head of New Sales, Adam Lee, talks about how our Member Service teams can help you make the switch.

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Generally speaking

From a broking perspective, finding your niche is fantastic – but being a ‘jack of all trades’ can be just as lucrative. We spoke to three brokers across the Bravo Group who explained how General Insurance continues to be a successful line of business.

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SM&CR - what is a Statement of Responsibility?

On 8th March 2019, the FCA published FG19/2 - Senior Managers and Certification Regime: Guidance on statements of responsibilities and Responsibilities Maps for FCA firms. Our Risk and Compliance team take a look at what a Statement of Responsibility is and the issues brokers should be considering when drafting them for their Senior Managers.  

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Is it time to make the switch to being directly authorised?

We know that one of the most important aspects of being a broker is creating invaluable relationships. We also appreciate that as an Appointed Representative (AR), the lack of independence and not being in control of how and where you can place business and risks for your clients can, over time, become a frustration.

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Charlotte's Web - My Experience at Broker Network

Towards the end of a previous work experience placement within a different company, I was introduced to the Marketing team, and to a creative, yet equally, ambitious profession that I didn’t know a lot about. I've always had a keen interest in creativity but didn’t have any idea of an area of work that would allow me to apply this, which would also keep me engaged. Following this placement, I was eager to jump back into working life, so I could learn more, and was delighted when I had the opportunity to gain some work experience at Broker Network.

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