Financial Services Insurance

An expert guide about financial services insurance protection

Potential liabilities that arise from offering a financial service can be severe. Each firm or financial institution is different and purchasing adequate financial services insurance to meet your regulatory requirements and protect your company's interests is paramount.

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Why financial services insurance is an important consideration?

Financial service companies face a unique range of risks, which is why they need bespoke insurance solutions designed to offer protection against a range of liabilities. We work with a wide range of financial service insurers which can accomodate a range of activities, including investment managers, banks, fintech companies, private equity firms, mortage brokers, and financial planners.

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About FCA regulatory insurance for financial services

Managing an FCA regulated firm carries a variety of risks and maintaining adequate financial services insurance is a necessity. Typically, you will be required to hold minimum levels of professional indemnity insurance to carry on your activities.

If you are currently undergoing FCA authorisation, we can identify financial services insurance for your application. Then when you need to incept cover and provide evidence to the FCA, we can do so at the appropriate time.

A copy of your regulatory business plan, which identifies risks to your business, financial projections, together with CV's of the principals, will form part of the underwriting process for recently approved providers.

 What is financial services insurance?

Expert guides about the most important financial services insurance covers

Cover available under financial services insurance provides a 'safety net' as part of your overall risk management strategy to protect your clients, third parties and your interests. Typically, professional indemnity, directors and officers, cyber insurance, crime insurance, and office insurance are the most common policies purchased.

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How financial services insurance can offer protection against regulatory, operational and systemic risks?

Insurance remains important to offer financial protection, meet your requirements, and provide access to incident response services. Both the company and individuals can be held accountable for their actions when making decisions, therefore adequate insurance protection is recommended.

Asset Managers

We can arrange specific insurance for both the investment managers and the funds that they are responsible for. This can include cover for civil liability, directors and officers liability, associated legal defence, settlement and investigations costs, regulatory costs, mitigation costs cover, damage to reputation, extradition proceedings, and key person insurance.

CPS / Trusts

We can arrange market leading directors and officers insurance providing crucial protection to the company and it's management against claims of wrongdoing from various parties including; shareholders, employees, competitor companies, and the government.

Banking & Insurance

Financial institutions have to operate within a framework of complex laws, rules and regulations, which increase the potential for loss and consequent litigation. We can assist with arranging civil liability insurance, that protects the financial institution and their employees against claims arising from the performance of or failure to provide professional services.

Financial Planners

Professional indemnity for financial advisors continues to be challenging as a result of expensive allegations across the industry and the FCA's decision to increase the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) award limit. With a limited number of carriers operating in the financial planning space, identifying alternative cover can be challenging. However, for firms that spend the time to provide a full underwriting submission we are happy to undertake a remarking exercise.

FinTech Companies

We can accommodate a range of fintech company insurance requirements, including digital banking, money transfer, trading, investments, lending, and payment initiation services. Modular policies can provide the flexibility to choose the covers that your business needs, including professional indemnity, directors and officers, crime and cyber cover.

Private Equity Firms

We can arrange specific insurance for private equity, venture capital, or hedge funds. The policy can cover for the legal liability of directors and officers to the company and shareholders. It also protects the company’s legal liability to its employees, investors and customers in carrying out its investment activities.

Why financial services insurance should be benchmarked?

It's prudent to benchmark your current financial services insurance against a program put together by a competing broker. The process may not be as time consuming as you may think. and could save your business thousands of pounds.

New enterants to market and changing risk appetites means there are plenty of opportunities to identify the policy protection you require for the business and your director's insurance at cost-effective premiums.  

Policy terms and conditions will typically be negoiated on a case by case basis. We however, have amble experience working on behalf of firms and financial instiutions to negoiate the most favourable cover.

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What additional financial service insurance policy covers are available?

There are a wide range of insurance covers for financial service providers. Below we take a look at additional covers that are purchased alongside the typical professional indemnity, D&O insurance, and cyber crime insurance.

 Business Travel Insurance

Business Travel Insurance

Protection for your employees and directors when they travel abroad or at home in the UK on behalf of the company should be considered.

 Key Person Insurance

Key Person Insurance

A critical illness insurance policy taken out to protect the life of a key employee or executive can offer the company and investors comfort.

As a specialist financial services insurance broker, we can access the wholesale market to obtain quotes

We can conduct a remarking exercise in conjunction with your current insurance broker