Definition : Insurance - Insurance broker

Natural person whose role is to act as an intermediary putting his client (the insured) in contact with an insurer. Working in a brokerage firm, he offers various damage insurance products from several insurers. He must hold a certificate of damage insurance representative issued by the “Autorité des marchés financiers” (Financial Market Authority) and be a member of the “Chambre de l’assurance de dommages” (Damage Insurance Chamber).

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