Flood Re becomes BIBA partner

March 7, 2024

The British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA) has welcomed Flood Re as a partner, the first public body to join the association.

Flood Re is a joint initiative between the Government and insurers.  Its aim is to make the flood cover part of household insurance policies more affordable.

BIBA and Flood Re have worked together on a number of initiatives including the launch of the Flood Insurance Directory, with the ABI, two years ago.  More recently Flood Re has helped BIBA bring information and training about Build Back Better to BIBA brokers through a series of webinars.

Graeme Trudgill, BIBA Chief Executive, said: “We share a number of common goals with Flood Re including to support access to, and affordability of flood insurance. We already work very closely with them on the important issues around flood cover availability and promoting the Flood Insurance Directory to help consumers find suitable insurance.   We have long campaigned for Build Back Better so are keen to support its implementation and help brokers understand the scheme, along with helping to increase awareness of the benefits of property flood resilience measures.   Bringing Flood Re on as a partner will strengthen this relationship further, especially as we move towards the Quinquennial review later this year.”

The Quinquennial review of Flood Re cover is due in July 2024. BIBA and other industry stakeholders were pleased to be asked to participate in a series of knowledge sharing forums to help inform Flood Re in the remaining 15 years of the scheme before it closes.

Andy Bord, CEO, Flood Re, added: “We are delighted to have now formalised our strong working relationship with Graeme and the rest of the BIBA team by becoming an official BIBA Partner. The broking community is in the front line when it comes to helping householders access flood insurance, and BIBA’s members also have an increasingly important role to play in helping to spread understanding of the benefits of our ground-breaking Build Back Better scheme and the adoption of Property Flood Resilience measures. We are looking forward to building on our existing out-reach programme and forging ever closer relationships with BIBA’s wider membership.”