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10 Reasons For Directly Authorised Brokers to Become Appointed Representatives Instead

Over the past few years, directly authorised insurance brokers have struggled greatly, realising that the decision to secure direct authorisation from the FCA may have not been the right one.  However, for many, at the time they took that decision, the option to be an Appointed Representative instead, may not have existed or been apparent. […]

Gauntlet Appointed Representatives Have Award-winning ‘Business Partner’

The Gauntlet Group Appointed Representative Network is delighted to have scooped a Bronze Award, at the prestigious Insurance Times Awards 2022, for ‘Business Partner of the Year’. The award recognises the huge efforts that Gauntlet has made, in 2022, to differentiate its Appointed Representative network from others out there, on the basis of its investment […]

How Directly Authorised Brokers Can Offload Their Stress

Life as an insurance broker may not appear too stressful.  It’s not firefighting, after all.  However, for many directly authorised brokers, often trying to provide broking services to their local community as local insurance brokers, life in their insurance brokerage is all about fire-fighting. For many smaller directly authorised brokers, a huge amount of time […]

Our Gifts for Local Brokers and Appointed Representatives

During December 2022, Gauntlet has taken the opportunity to use the Christmas carol, The Twelve Days of Christmas, to highlight some of the benefits of being an Appointed Representative with Gauntlet.  The 12 gifts also allowed us to cast more light on some of the features that make the network so strong for Appointed Representatives. […]

How to Start an Insurance Brokerage: the Podcast

If working in an employed insurance sales role is getting you down, or you just don’t fit the new company culture after a consolidator’s purchase of your former employer, it may well be time to consider whether or not you should go it alone. If you want to know more about how to start an […]

Time to Drop the Lemon Tart?

Over the past few months, we’ve been explaining the model that Gauntlet Group has pioneered – and which other networks have sought to copy – Gauntlet De-authorisation Fast-track (GDF).  But now, we want to explain it in a different way, as it’s occurred to us that it’s pretty much like looking at a deconstructed dish […]

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