Thursday 3rd December 2020—
updated 3.20pm, Monday 10th May 2021
What insurers can do to increase trust in the profession
19th February 2020
In this episode of CII Radio, we talk to Nick Turner, President of the Chartered Insurance Institute, and Phil Williams, non-executive director of the Society of Underwriting Professionals.
New Knowledge Range for the personal lines sector
12th February 2020
In this episode of CII Radio, we’re joined by Sian Fisher, CEO of the CII, and Clair Atkinson, Head of Learning and Organisational Development Partnering at NFU Mutual. The CII has been working with personal lines insurers and brokers over the past 18 months to understand what it takes to build a profession in their sector. Earlier this year, we launched a suite of new learning materials which includes free online courses through to formal qualifications. all designed to meet the needs of motor, home, pet and travel insurance customers.
Road to Chartered firm status
5th February 2020
In this episode of the podcast, we’re discussing corporate Chartered status and how the changes brought in during 2019 have benefited the insurance and financial planning professions. We’re joined for this episode by Steve Jenkins, development director of the Chartered Insurance Institute. Last year, following a consultation, the CII updated its Chartered proposition for firms. This included an update for the eligibility criteria, and highlighting the need for greater diversity and inclusion in the profession.
Challenges facing the mortgage market
29th January 2020
In this episode, we’re talking to David Thomas, Chairman of the Society of Mortgage Professionals. The UK mortgage market has undergone a significant structural change in the last decade. Record low mortgage rates have been accompanied by the tightening of affordability rules, and loan-to-value ratios that are far less than those of the pre-credit crunch era. The demise of defined benefit pensions has also led to a growing number pulling cash out of their property to fund retirement. This podcast episode explores how the Society of Mortgage Professionals can effect positive change in the mortgage market.