Professional standards tops agenda at AMII autumn meeting

The drive to improve professional standards amongst PMI intermediaries sits at the heart of AMII’s strategy for 2010, chairman Mike Izzard will tell the organisation’s Autumn meeting today.

The event, which takes place at the Marriott Heathrow Windsor Hotel, near Slough, builds on the ‘Promoting Professionalism’ theme of the June conference and will include a progress report from AMII’s Michael Payne and Wayne Pontin on the PMI exams being worked on with the Chartered Insurance Institute.

Other sessions will include a presentation on PMI complaints by Melissa Collett, ombudsman at the Financial Ombudsman Serviceas well as speakers covering issues including the importance of brand reputation, PI cover and cancer treatment in the private sector.

Izzard says: “As the specialist association for PMI, AMII is continually striving for increased professional standards. We are continually striving to get the industry to work together – both intermediaries and insurers,

“2009 has seen us gain a high industry profile and recognition by media, regulators and insurers as well as a growing presence in the minds of consumers. We are also seeing the development of a benchmark training course and examinations in conjunction with the CII and we offer a robust level of ongoing CPD opportunities acknowledged by the regulator.”