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Code of Practice - ABIA
Code of Practice – Association of British Introductions Agencies (ABIA)
The Association of British Introduction Agencies (ABIA) is now recognised generally as the authoritative voice of the introduction industry with its Members providing a reputable and ethical service. In the absence, so far, of any official legislation, we strive to create a greater public and media awareness of our service, to raise standards across all of the industry and enhance the image of our industry.
Code of Practice (ABIA) for Dating and Introduction Agencies
A Code of Practice drawn up by the Association of British Introduction Agencies
Forward by Council of A.B.I.A.
In October 1981 the Association of British Introduction Agencies was created, at the instigation of the Office of Fair Trading, in response to genuine concern about the dating sector
Whilst it would be quite wrong to infer that all non-member agencies are questionable, it is a sad fact that many are – not so much through lack of integrity but through a lack of resources and commercial acumen. The dating industry is plagued by the growth of short lived agencies whose founders expect rich returns from poorly researched and funded businesses, with many lasting no longer than a few short weeks.
The role that the ABIA plays is more important today than it’s ever been. Online Dating crime has increased in recent years to become one of the fastest growing categories of crime within the UK. So having a strong trade body, supported by Select Personal Introductions and most of the traditional dating agencies in the UK and Ireland is something that is tremendously important. The Council, are the strength and voice of the ABIA in the fight to keep the standards within the personal matchmaking sector as high as possible.
Over the last two decades, Select Personal Introductions has always been proud to support the ABIA and our commitment to it remains just as strong today. The dating industry sector has changed immensely over the years, particularly since the arrival of online dating sites and dating apps. ABIA regulated member agencies offer a more careful and considered face to face dating experience with a highly personal approach that only traditional introductions agencies can provide.
Consumers have a strong need for adequate and clear information about the services being offered before any commitment is entered into. The code of practice provisions addressing these are valuable. For your peace of mind consumers can have confidence in knowing that a code of practice will deliver what it promises, and the independent mechanism set up to enforce this code is able to do this.
Association of British Introduction Agencies – Code of Practice
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