The Chartered Insurance Institute

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  • About CII

    The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII), the leading professional body for the global financial services profession, exists to promote higher standards of integrity, technical competence and business capability. With over 115,000 members in more than 150 countries, the CII is the world's largest professional body dedicated to insurance and financial services.


    Our membership covers all disciplines within the insurance industry (claims, broking, underwriting), those working in the life and pensions sector, the mortgage advice market and financial advisers (under the Personal Finance Society brand).

    Our Royal Charter requires us "to secure and justify the confidence of the public" in our members and in the insurance and financial services sector.

What is the Insurance Distribution Directive?


The Insurance Distribution Directive (IDD) is a law that was passed by the European Union in 2016.

As with most laws made by the European Union, there was an implementation period for the IDD. As a result, the new law will come into force in the UK on the 1st October 2018.

The Chartered Insurance Institute has produced a list of questions and answers.

To access the list, click the link below

Latest video

CII's manifesto journey so far...

It’s been just over a year since the CII launched its strategic manifesto outlining its plans to secure and justify the confidence of the public. Watch this video... click here for more