Session 1: The Insurance Market - Searchlight Insurance Training

Session 1: The Insurance Market

The session will provide an overview of the UK’s general insurance market – who uses it, how it operates, how its products are distributed, the primary laws that apply to it and the way in which it is regulated. The session will examine the three main stakeholder groups: Purchasers, Manufacturers and Distributors. Consideration will also be given to the legal and regulatory framework surrounding the UK insurance industry, taking into account key regulatory and legislative developments.



Duration: 0.2 day(s) CII CPD Hours: 1.5


The learner should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the general insurance market and the regulatory and legislative framework that surrounds it.

Areas covered:

The session will address the following topics:

  • The insurance market’s structure & the distribution channels employed
  • The UK insurance industry’s regulatory framework
  • The EU Insurance Distribution Directive and what it means for insurance intermediaries

Advised versus non-advised sales and the regulatory implications for both