BIPAR is the European Federation of Insurance Intermediaries. It groups 47 national associations in 30 countries. Through its national associations, BIPAR represents the interests of insurance agents and brokers and financial intermediaries with the European authorities.
BIPAR's primary mission is to promote a European regulatory environment in which intermediaries can prosper and that, at the same time, ensures fair competition, an adequate level of consumer protection and a sound insurance market.
Sector representation at European Level
BIPAR is recognised as the sole representative body for European insurance intermediaries by all relevant European and international organisations and authorities. In particular it is regularly consulted by the European Commission on all issues concerning this insurance sector. BIPAR monitors the activities of these bodies and intervenes whenever necessary to promote and defend the legitimate interests of insurance intermediaries. In this respect, BIPAR, with its permanent structure, has over the years proved to be an efficient and effective platform to develop co-ordinated actions in the interest of the European community of insurance intermediaries.
Political Support at national level
BIPAR is increasingly asked by its national member associations to assist them with the implementation process of EU legislation into national law. This allows BIPAR to play an essential role in ensuring a harmonised application throughout the EU of legal rules affecting the profession.