The call for feedback comes 11 years on from the launch of the three Corporate Chartered titles; Chartered Financial Planner, Chartered Insurer and
Chartered Insurance Broker.
More than 900 firms and divisions today hold Corporate Chartered status, publicly demonstrating their commitment to professionalism and its importance for clients.
The criteria were last revised in 2014 but with the CII wanting to ensure Chartered is always “the badge of trust for consumers and the public means regular review and consultation.”
This consultation period opened yesterday and will run until to 24 September.
It is and is looking to address the following key areas:
1. Eligibility criteria; how firms demonstrate their commitment to professionalism
2. Value proposition; do the current elements of Chartered create a valued outcome
3. Process; addressing the application and renewal process
4. Oversight; partnering with firms to ensure professional standards are upheld
5. Expansion; raise awareness of Chartered in the profession and with the Public
Key findings will be published in early 2019 or sooner if concluded.
Commenting on the consultation, Sian Fisher, CEO of the CII, said: “These are crucial times for the insurance and personal finance profession, with our recent work on the Public Trust Index highlighting clear areas to address.
“The CII constantly strives to maintain the standards of professionalism and we’re conscious of the need to always be evolving this support for our membership and the wider sector.
"This consultation on our Corporate Chartered proposition, is essential to guide and focus our direction of travel.”