The Polish Chamber of Insurance and Finance Intermediaries (PIPUiF) was registered in 2002 and operates under the Boards of Commerce Act of May 30th, 1989 (OJ references: Dz. U. Nr 35, poz. 195, with later amendments). The companies affiliated to the Chamber cooperate with more than 12 000 insurance and finance intermediaries.
Since 2003 the Chamber has been a member of the Brussels-based European Federation of Insurance Intermediaries BIPAR, founded in 1937. BIPAR is an association of 44 national organisations which in total represent 250 000 insurance intermediaries. BIPAR is also a founding member of the World Federation of Insurance Intermediaries WFII, which is an umbrella organisation for more than 100 national organizations from 80 countries, representing over 500 000 people working in the insurance intermediation industry.
BIPAR is the only industry representative recognized by the European Commission while WFII is recognized by such organisations as the OECD, the WTO and the IAIS.
Represent the industry interests . Participate in the drafting of insurance and finance legislation and regulations . Co-operate with insurance and finance market-related institutions and organisations . Initiate activities aimed at developing the insurance and finance market . Raise general public.s awareness of insurance and finance issues . Improve professional qualifications of intermediaries . Raise ethical standards across the profession . Enhance the professional status of insurance and finance intermediaries . Support economic initiatives undertaken by the Chamber.s members . Seek ways of raising financial support to advance the Chamber.s statutory goals . Network the insurance and finance community.
Official PIPUiF membership certificate . The right to use the Chamber.s logo (business cards, company letterhead, envelopes) .Discounts on obligatory professional liability insurance . Discounts offered at conferences, congresses and training sessions organised by the Chamber or its partner institutions . Preferential treatment at obligatory professional training courses . Possibility to influence new regulations affecting the insurance and finance market . Possibility to use EU assistance obtained by the Chamber for the whole industry . Through cooperation with BIPAR, access to information on the prospects of the insurance market in Europe and Poland.