20 December 2017

LMA welcomes announcement of IDD delay

The LMA has welcomed the announcement by the European Commission to propose a delay to implementation of the Insurance Distribution Directive (IDD) until 1 October 2018.

Steve Morrell, LMA Head of Regulatory Affairs, said “We welcome regulation which is beneficial to consumers.  However, considering the FCA is still consulting on final rules, the previous implementation date of 23 February was unworkable.

This delay should provide the industry with the time it needs to comply fully with the new requirements.”

The LMA is publishing guidance on IDD for Lloyd’s managing agents and coverholders, along with an endorsement to its model binding authority agreement to allow efficient allocation of responsibilities under the new product oversight and governance requirements.

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Notes to Editors

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