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Onsite databases

Members can access the following databases from within the CII Library in London: 


GlobalData - UK General and Life Insurance Portfolios

GlobalData portfolios offer data and in-depth insight into customer needs and purchasing behaviors and a comprehensive view of the market, key products, and digital developments.

The General Insurance Portfolio includes access to:

  • Issue Insight
  • Distribution
  • Competitor Insight
  • Customer Insight

and the GlobalData Life Insurance Portfolio contains:

  • Issue Insight
  • Distribution
  • Customer Insight
  • FinTrack

Members can search these resources on terminals in the CII library. Alternatively, if you require specific data on a particular topic, please use our enquiry service by emailing (copyright restrictions/charges may apply).

For further information about the GlobalData Insurance Intelligence Centre please see their website.


The CII library has a subscription to Timetric's Insurance Intelligence Center; the service is available to access from within the library in London.

Staff can answer specific queries by phone or email, and can send statistics or relevant sections of reports (copyright restrictions may apply). Please call 0207 417 4406 or email your enquiry to We aim to reply to emails the same or next working day.

Our subscription covers risk assessments, forecasts, industry analysis and market data on the following subjects:

UK and global coverage:

  • General insurance
  • Life and pensions 
  • Company information

Only UK coverage:

  • Retail banking
  • Savings and investments 
  • Wealth management

To view a selection of available reports, please follow the link below (these are subsections of some of the reports Timetric produce, for a few selected countries):

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AM Best

Founded in 1899, A.M. Best Company is a full-service credit rating organization dedicated to serving the insurance industry. Policyholders refer to Best's ratings and analysis as a means of assessing the financial strength and creditworthiness of risk-bearing entities and investment vehicles.

The CII library has a subscription to the following services offered by AM Best:

  • Best's Corporate Changes and Retirements - Life & Non Life
  • Best's Insurance Reports
  • Best's Reviews

You can search these resources yourself in the CII library. Alternatively, if there is particular information you require, please use our enquiry service by emailling (copyright restrictions/charges may apply).

For further information about the services offered by AM Best, please visit their website.

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