United Insurance Brokers (DIFC) Ltd. (“UIB (DIFC) Ltd.” , we, our or us) prides itself on upholding our underlying values of honesty, integrity, fairness and transparency. UIB (DIFC) Ltd. is dedicated to ethical business practice and we do not tolerate any form of bribery or any corrupt conduct, either within UIB (DIFC) Ltd. activities or those of the parties with whom we seek to do business.
UIB (DIFC) Ltd. is committed to complying with all relevant anti-bribery and anti-corruption laws, rules, regulations and administrative standards applicable in every territory in which we operate.
UIB (DIFC) Ltd. has in place internal systems of control, which are followed by all of our employees.
UIB (DIFC) Ltd. is committed to a policy of openness and, as such, our employees will:
UIB (DIFC) Ltd. prohibits improper payments in all forms to or from all clients, third party representatives acting on behalf of UIB (DIFC) Ltd., and Third Party Producers of business to UIB (DIFC) Ltd. and (in particular) to or from a Government or quasi-Government Official.
An improper payment includes cash, cash equivalents, commission, goods, services, hospitality, entertainment or any other benefit, offered or provided to a third party in order to obtain an unfair business advantage.
We do not offer, promise, pay, solicit or accept any inducements or bribes.
It is recognised that gifts are generally employed for legitimate purposes to create business relationships and specific contracts and as a gesture of goodwill. However, because gifts can also be used to gain an unfair advantage over competitors, if the cost of the gift is excessive, it could be deemed to be an inducement or a bribe.
Entertainment by UIB (DIFC) Ltd. of clients, underwriters and market participants is rationalised and attended only for the purpose of discussing bona fide general or specific business matters.
All expenses must be precisely recorded and supported by evidence that accurately reflects the economic reality of the transaction.
Payments to third party representatives acting on behalf of UIB (DIFC) Ltd. and to Third Party Producers of business to UIB (DIFC) Ltd. can be held to be bribes or improper payments if they are made to obtain an unfair business advantage. These are unacceptable, a breach of the policy and will not be tolerated.
Commission will only be paid to third parties who have rendered a legitimate service to UIB (DIFC) Ltd. in relation to a contract or contracts of insurance or reinsurance, effected by us. The amount of commission paid must properly reflect the value of the work done by the recipient.
UIB (DIFC) Ltd. will not accept or make any payments with funds known to be derived from illegitimate sources.
We are dedicated to complying with the financial crime, anti-money laundering and anti-terrorism laws in all jurisdictions in which we do business. We will conduct business only with reputable correspondents who carry on legitimate business activities with funds derived from legitimate sources. We conduct thorough due diligence on all clients and business partners in order to mitigate the risks associated with not knowing who it is we do business with. In addition, UIB (DIFC) Ltd. will neither accept payments from clients made in cash, nor pay commission to third parties either in cash or by cheque.