ICOB 8.1 Application and purpose Application: who? and what? ICOB 8.1.1 R 14/01/2005 This chapter applies to an insurance intermediary in relation to a distance non-investment mediation contract with a retail customer. Purpose ICOB 8.1.2 G 14/01/2005 The purpose of ICOB 8is to set out the rules that apply in relation to a distance non-investment mediation contract. ICOB 8.1.3 G 14/01/2005 This chapter implements articles 3, 5, 6, 7 and 9 of the DMD for distance non-investment mediation contracts with retail customers. ICOB 8.1.4 G 14/01/2005 As ICOB 1.7.3 G(4) indicates, the FSA expects the requirements set out in ICOB 8 to be relevant only in a small minority of cases.