When did you get your first chance at independence? Was it when you left for college, got your first job, or bought a house?
For Roger McCarty, it was when he quit his insurance job and started his own agency in 1983. He was frustrated with how difficult it was to write a different product and get additional support, and had a vision of how to make it better. He thought financial professionals should have independence. So, he started Brokers International and revolutionized the way financial professionals and agencies would do business for decades to come.
At its core, Brokers International is about celebrating and supporting independence. We empower financial professionals and agencies to succeed by learning about their unique goals and providing tools to accomplish them. Our mission is always to support our partners. Here are six ways we champion independence today.
1. By Flexing Our Original Agency Builder Status
Ever since Roger McCarty followed his dream in 1983, we’ve been building and celebrating independent agencies. We honestly never grow tired of helping others succeed. It’s our purpose, our mission, and our talent. That’s why we’re the Original Agency Builder. While others may buy agencies, we prefer to build successful partnerships and help our network of affiliated agencies thrive.
Obviously, agencies start small, but they don’t stay that way for long. No matter what stage of the life cycle an agency is in, we are ready to help build and support them. Whether you’re considering starting an agency, looking to expand your growing agency, or ready to focus your agency’s expertise and streamline your process, we’re ready to work with you.
2. By Giving You Unparalleled Access to Products
Accessing a wide range of annuity and life insurance products can be difficult, depending on who you’re contracted with. You may only have access to a couple carriers, so you can only offer a narrow range of products. When you want to be able to choose the right product for your client, you have to have choices. That means recommending products from several different carriers. We have one of the industry’s broadest range of product options, with more than 50 carrier contracts, so you and your clients have the freedom to choose.
3. By Offering Broker-Dealer and RIA Partnerships
In 2006, Roger McCarty dreamed of more than just building insurance agencies: he wanted to accommodate advisors, too. He started Brokers Financial, a full-service broker-dealer and SEC-Registered Investment Adviser (RIA). As the regulatory environment tightened, and financial professionals were faced with more and more clients who needed to expand their portfolios beyond traditional insurance products, McCarty saw an opportunity to help them offer securities to their clients. With Brokers Financial as your partner, you can run your business, your way. Experience tailored business solutions, above-par service, and the freedom of low fees, so you
can invest more in your success.
4. By Setting You Up With Business Builder: Our Central, Online Hub
Technological advances are another way we help you succeed. Our digital platform, Business Builder, gives you access to a central hub where all your business data and resources are located. This digital tool provides you with in-depth access into every part of your business, including sales tools, marketing programs, and commissions, so you can spend less time chasing information and more time building your business.
5. By Providing Quality Support and Expertise
You shouldn’t have to be an expert in every facet of business management to reach your goals. That’s where our team comes in. We provide you with quality support and expertise, and we’re always available to answer your questions. Our team of experienced associates can handle your applications and policies, so you don’t have to do it on your own. Our goal is to set you up for success and help you with anything you need.
But our support isn’t basic. We know that complex situations and questions require complex answers, and sometimes you may not know the answer right away. We have the expertise to help you find the right solution. Whether it’s an advanced markets question, Social Security issue, or something entirely different, we have qualified professionals ready to help you come up with a plan.
Last, but definitely not least, we provide you with compliance support. You may not know what’s compliant and what’s not, and that’s okay. There are a lot of rules to follow out there! We can help ensure you stay compliant by reviewing your marketing pieces.
6. By Unlocking Our Innovative Marketing Programs
Not only are you looking for sales help, you’re likely looking for ways to promote and grow your business, without a lot of extra effort on your part. You want to reach more people and meet with more prospects, especially in unprecedented times like these. That’s where our marketing programs can help.
Our marketing programs help you engage and attract clients, and give you 21st century solutions to help drive your business forward, including virtual seminars, CPA partnerships, leads programs, ad campaigns, and social media help, just to name a few. In our digital and socially-distanced world, we have the marketing you need to keep prospects and clients coming in through the (virtual) door.
No matter when you got your first taste of independence, it’s impossible to shake that feeling. You want more of it and don’t want to let it go. That’s what it means to partner with us at Brokers International. A feeling of independence that you can count on. Call us at 800.362.1097 or visit biltd.com/INN to learn more.