November 23, 2020 | Insurance Insights

Arch Insurance launches standalone Terrorism product in UK

Arch Communications

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UK Regional Division

Arch Insurance launches standalone Terrorism product in UK

Product offers expansive coverage to meet the rapidly evolving demands of terrorism risk

London, 23 November 2020 – Arch Insurance (UK) Limited has today announced the launch of a new terrorism insurance product for the UK regional market. This is available as either a standalone policy or as an integrated component of an existing programme.

The new offering provides an expansive range of coverage as standard, including prevention of access – damage and non-damage, loss of attraction, specified and unspecified customers and suppliers, and full failure of utilities. The product also includes cover, such as brand rehabilitation costs, to help companies to accelerate their return to business as usual in the aftermath of an event.

Arch has more than 10 years’ experience within the terrorism market and has invested significant time and resources, working closely with both brokers and insureds, to develop a product that is relevant to the modern-day terrorism landscape. Coverage is provided for increasingly significant areas of loss and emerging risks, such as expanding the range of actors to include lone-wolf operators and activists. 

The coverage is designed for small and medium-sized companies in the UK market. The product also benefits from enhanced customisation allowing tailored coverage to fit the unique risk profile of individual insureds.

Commenting on the product, Stuart Danskin, Director of Underwriting for Arch UK’s Regional Division said: “Recent incidents have shown how quickly the terrorism threat level can escalate and how difficult it can be to predict where and when businesses will be impacted. This has exposed shortfalls, with insureds often facing coverage gaps at the times when they need it most. Through our new product, we can provide our customers with relevant coverage that is flexible and adaptable to their specific requirements.”

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Arch Insurance (UK) Limited, terrorism insurance, Danskin

EDITOR’S NOTES

About Arch Insurance (UK) Limited

Arch Insurance (UK) Limited is part of Arch Insurance International and provides specialised commercial property, casualty, motor, professional liability, personal accident and travel insurance solutions through its extended office network across the UK.

Arch Insurance (UK) Limited is authorised and regulated by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

About Arch Insurance International

Arch Insurance International is part of Arch Capital Group Ltd. and includes Arch Insurance UK and the P&C insurance operations of Arch Insurance (EU) dac, as well as Arch’s insurance operations in Europe, Bermuda and Australia.

About Arch Capital Group Ltd.

Arch Capital Group Ltd., a Bermuda-based company with approximately $15.2 billion in capital at September 30, 2020 provides insurance, reinsurance and mortgage insurance on a worldwide basis through its wholly owned subsidiaries.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-looking Statements

The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 provides a “safe harbor” for forward−looking statements. This release or any other written or oral statements made by or on behalf of Arch Capital Group Ltd. and its subsidiaries may include forward−looking statements, which reflect our current views with respect to future events and financial performance. All statements other than statements of historical fact included in or incorporated by reference in this release are forward−looking statements.

Forward−looking statements can generally be identified by the use of forward−looking terminology such as “may,” “will,” “expect,” “intend,” “estimate,” “anticipate,” “believe” or “continue” or their negative or variations or similar terminology. Forward−looking statements involve our current assessment of risks and uncertainties. Actual events and results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in these statements. A non-exclusive list of the important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in such forward-looking statements includes the following: adverse general economic and market conditions; increased competition; pricing and policy term trends; fluctuations in the actions of rating agencies and the Company’s ability to maintain and improve its ratings; investment performance; the loss of key personnel; the adequacy of the Company’s loss reserves, severity and/or frequency of losses, greater than expected loss ratios and adverse development on claim and/or claim expense liabilities; greater frequency or severity of unpredictable natural and man-made catastrophic events, including pandemics such as COVID-19; the impact of acts of terrorism and acts of war; changes in regulations and/or tax laws in the United States or elsewhere; the Company’s ability to successfully integrate, establish and maintain operating procedures as well as consummate acquisitions and integrate the businesses the Company has acquired or may acquire into the existing operations; changes in accounting principles or policies; material differences between actual and expected assessments for guaranty funds and mandatory pooling arrangements; availability and cost to the Company of reinsurance to manage the Company’s gross and net exposures; the failure of others to meet their obligations to the Company; changes in the method for determining the London Inter-bank Offered Rate (“LIBOR”) and the potential replacement of LIBOR and other factors identified in the Company’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”).

The foregoing review of important factors should not be construed as exhaustive and should be read in conjunction with other cautionary statements that are included herein or elsewhere. All subsequent written and oral forward−looking statements attributable to us or persons acting on our behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by these cautionary statements. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward−looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Source: Arch Insurance (UK) Ltd.

Media Contacts

Patrick Palmer 

Head of Marketing and Communications, Arch Insurance International

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