May 9, 2024

Arch UK Regional Division Launches Expanded Terrorism Insurance Solution Via New Portal


Launch follows appointment of Jason Whiddett as Head of Terrorism, UK Regions

London, 9 May 2024 — Arch Insurance UK Regional Division has today announced the launch of its enhanced standalone terrorism insurance product for businesses across the UK regions which is available via its new broker portal.

The expanded terrorism insurance solution includes a series of extensions and benefits available as standard. Key policy features include prevention of access, loss of attraction, threat or hoax, and brand rehabilitation. Coverage is available for all areas of the UK and for a wide range of companies including retail and commercial offices, property owners, social housing, hospitals, and government assets.

New optional extensions to the cover include Nuclear, Chemical, Biological and Radiological (NCBR) and terrorism liability. In addition, Arch has increased its policy sub-limits, while its terrorism insurance team is able to develop tailored solutions and offer flexible policy limits.

The comprehensive cover is available via Arch’s new terrorism insurance portal. The digital placement facility enables brokers to generate quotations based on a concise series of questions within minutes and instantly bind the risk. The system is supported by an experienced digital underwriting team available to ensure a seamless process for more complex risks.

The launch follows the recent appointment of Jason Whiddett as Head of Terrorism, UK Regions. Whiddett brings over 20 years of experience in the UK terrorism insurance market to the role as both an underwriter and a broker. He joined Arch from Angel Risk Management where he was most recently a Terrorism Class Underwriter.

Commenting on the launch, Whiddett said: “I am delighted to be joining Arch at a point where we are introducing a new level of terrorism insurance cover to the UK SME market. We have designed the policy to be as clear as possible, so customers have a full understanding of the scope of coverage. Further, our new terrorism portal provides our brokers with a highly efficient and effective means of securing cover while still being able to access our experienced underwriters for more complex coverage requirements.”

Mike Bottle, Senior Vice President, Strategy & Distribution, UK Regional Division, added: “This week’s announcement forms part of our ongoing work to offer specialty insurance solutions to the UK regions. As Head of Terrorism for UK Regions, our brokers have access to Jason’s extensive knowledge of the UK terrorism insurance market, while by making our expanded coverage available via our new portal we are enabling them to trade the way they want to trade – either digitally or with our empowered underwriters.”


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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 publicly listed Bermuda exempted company with approximately $22.1 billion in capital at March 31, 2024, provides insurance, reinsurance and mortgage insurance on a worldwide basis through its wholly owned subsidiaries.

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Source: Arch Insurance (UK) Limited

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