On 29 October 2012, the European Parliament's Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee published a working document on the proposal for a directive on insurance mediation ("IMD2"). The document gives a summary of the proposed directive together with various questions arising from its provisions. These include whether the appraisal of claims should be included within the scope of the IMD 2, given that, from the perspective of policyholder protection, the interest is not immediately obvious and questions about the proposals with regard to fee systems (please refer to the Legal and regulatory updates - May and July / August 2012).