Association of British Insurers
|Association of British Insurers|
|Legal status||Non-profit company|
|Purpose/focus||Insurance industry in the UK|
|Headquarters||51 Gresham Street, City of London, EC2V 7HQ|
|Region served||United Kingdom|
|Membership||400+ UK insurance companies|
|Director General||Otto Thoresen|
|Main organ||ABI Board (Chairman - Tidjane Thiam, Group Chief Executive of Prudential plc)|
The ABI began in 1985 after several specialised insurance industry trade associations, including the British Insurance Association, the Life Offices’ Association, the Fire Offices Committee, the Accident Offices Association, the Industrial Life Offices Association and the Accident Offices Association (Overseas), joined together to form one trade association for the whole industry.
The UK insurance industry is the largest in Europe and the third largest in the world.
According to the Association, it has around 400 companies in membership. Between them, they provide 94% of domestic insurance services sold in the UK. ABI member companies account for almost 20 per cent of investments in London's stock market. Its offices are at 51-55 Gresham Street in the City of London, just west of the Guildhall, London. St. Paul's tube station is to the south-west. In March 2009, the ABI stated that it employed around 100 people.
The association is a member of the European Insurance association, the Comité Européen des Assurances.
The ABI represents the collective interests of the UK’s insurance industry. The Association speaks out on issues of common interest, helps to inform and participate in debates on public policy issues, and also acts as an advocate for high standards of customer service in the insurance industry.
- Trade groups in the United Kingdom
- British Insurance Brokers Association
- International Underwriting Association
- Lloyd's of London
- "The Role of the ABI". Retrieved 5 September 2009.