Data Bulletin June 2018: The retail intermediary sector

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Overview of the data

This bulletin focuses on new analysis of the retail intermediary sector based on the data firms have submitted to us via the Retail Mediation Activities Return (RMAR). 

The RMAR, is submitted by approximately 12,000 intermediary firms that each year help millions of consumers to access key financial products – mortgages, insurance policies, and retail investment products. 

We have published data from the RMAR since 2016 and hope that you find them a useful source of insight into the retail intermediary sector. In response to feedback from users of the data, we have added some new analysis sections this time. 

This edition provides an update of revenue trends to 2017 and analysis of activities and information on advice and charges for the last full financial year. Our new analysis includes a focus on capital resource requirements and professional indemnity insurance (PII) premiums. 

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