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Independent Financial Advisors Insurance

A Financial Advisors Insurance policy includes Professional Indemnity Insurance to cover your professional risks, and can include additional insurance policies to cover your business-related risks.

Why IFAs choose Jensten for their Financial Advisers Insurance?

Independent financial advisers are exposed to risks while offering their services on a range of financial issues, and depending on the type of services offered, can find it difficult to obtain Professional Indemnity Insurance.  

Our Financial Professions team have been working with IFAs for many years and can help you understand the landscape of your professional risk. The categories are low, medium and high-risk and are often aligned to the perceived risk of the service you offer. For example, medium-risk services could include estate planning and pensions, whilst high-risk activities could be Corporate Financial or dealing with high-net-worth individuals.    

Professional Indemnity Insurance included within Financial Adviser Insurance 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.  

Ensure your firm continues to purchase the most appropriate and cost-effective Professional Indemnity Insurance. 

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What does Independent Financial Advisors Insurance cover?

Cover can include: 

Business Travel and Personal Accident Insurance

Business travel and personal accident insurance can cover unexpected travel expenses, business equipment and medical expenses if you or an employee are permanently injured or killed in an accident.

Cyber Insurance

A cyber insurance policy helps pay for financial losses they may incur in the event of a cyberattack or data breach. It can cover costs related to the remediation process, such as paying for the investigation, crisis communication, legal services, and refunds to customers.

Directors’ and Officers’ Insurance

D&O insurance reimburses the defense costs incurred by board members, managers, and employees in defending against claims made by shareholders or third parties for alleged wrongdoing. D&O insurance also covers monetary damages, settlements, and awards resulting from such claims.

Employers’ Liability Insurance (EL insurance)

EL – is a legal requirement if you have any staff, full-time, part-time or contracted. EL insurance protects employers’ from compensation claims from their employees should a claim be made against them for loss or injury at work. Your policy must have a minimum of £5m cover, with £10m being the industry standard.

Fidelity Insurance

Fidelity insurance covers losses sustained by the employer as a result of an act of forgery, fraud or dishonesty from an employee.

Management Liability Insurance

Management liability insurance covers your business & people: directors & officers insurance, employment practice liability & corporate legal liability.

Motor Fleet Insurance

Motor Fleet Insurance protects businesses from compensation claims from third parties as a result of a motor accident. These third party claims could be in the form of financial compensation for injury or property damage for a third party.

Office Insurance

Office insurance may include cover for structural faults, damage or loss to office furniture and property, plus public and employer liability.

Pension Liability Insurance

Pension trustee liability (PTL) insurance policies protect trustees and schemes against third-party claims alleging financial loss.

Professional Indemnity Insurance

Commonly known as PI insurance, offers financial protection should a client sue you if you give poor advice or do something that results in financial or reputational losses.

Public Liability Insurance

Public liability insurance protects you if a member of the public suffers an injury or if any of their property is damaged because of your business. It can cover legal costs and any compensation claims, if your business is found to be at fault.

Trustee Liability Insurance

Trustee liability insurance is designed to protect the trustees, directors, governors, committee members and officers of a charity, club, association or not-for-profit organisation.

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It’s important for you to get the right Independent Financial Advisors Insurance.  To help you do that, here are our Financial Advisors Insurance frequently asked questions.  We hope they are of use, but if you’d like some independent advice, please call us on 0190 395 3500, and the team will be happy to help.

Now the profession is regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) who stipulate minimum levels of required coverage that must be purchased, however the minimum level required may not always be suitable for the company’s needs. Currently, the minimum levels are: 

  • €1.25 million for each and every claim 
  • €1.85 million for claims in the aggregate 

It’s also important for firms to ensure that they have: 

  • Ongoing cover from when your organisation starts 
  • An insurance policy that has an excess no higher than the minimum level specified 
  • Adequate cover in respect of Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) awards 

On 1st April 2019, the FOS award limit increased from £150,000 to £350,000. Following this, the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment warned the FCA that there may be unintended consequences for its SME members.

The exposure posed by IFAs has serious potential for high-severity claims. With the principal risk arising from monetary loss attributable to the insured’s negligence. The below identifies commonly accepted views on professional activities: 

IFA Professional Indemnity Insurance requirements 

 Medium risk IFA professional activities 

  • Estate planning
  • Home equity release 
  • Investment advice 
  • Income drawdowns 
  • Mortgages 
  • Pensions 
  • SIPPs 

High risk IFA professional activities 

  • Corporate finance 
  • High profile clients 
  • Individual investments +£250k 
  • Mergers & Acquisitions 
  • Tax mitigation 
  • Unregulated investments 


If your firm operates in traditionally high-risk activities, then we will need to dig into the detail so we can present your risk to our insurer partners. For example: investment type: amounts; providers; performance; and percentage of your clients investment portfolio. 

The policy could protect you against: 

  • Professional Negligence / Civil Liability 
  • Cover for financial failure of a financial institution 
  • Excess not applicable to defence costs and expenses only 
  • Loss of documents and data cover 
  • Cover for mitigation costs 
  • Court attendance costs cover