Berkeley Alexander now has 13 individual insurers and in excess of 50 individual products available to advisers placing non-standard risks for their clients, 12 months on from the launch of its ‘Struggle Service’.
The Struggle Service was launched in January 2012 in response to advisers’ demands for swift access to specialist markets and insurers and competitive quotes for clients’ non-standard insurance risks which they might otherwise have to turn away.
The service offers help for a wide range of cases including those with a claims history, property with subsidence problems, flood risk, non-standard construction or extensive outbuildings, as well as residential buildings with an element of business use.
High/mid net worth clients or those with high risk occupations as well as many more factors can also be catered for.
Mark Hutchings, Berkeley Alexander’s sales and marketing director, said: “We are delighted that our Struggle Service has been so well received by both advisers and insurers alike. Berkeley Alexander is one of the leading wholesale insurance intermediaries to offer such a fully comprehensive non-standard insurance solution and unlike comparison sites we combine both online distribution with the traditional approach of speaking directly to insurers to ensure we get the very best cover for even the most complex of risks at the most competitive premium.
“In today’s competitive environment, driven in part by online comparison sites, we are continually looking for ways in which we can help advisers deliver added value for their clients and ensuring they retain their rightful place in the insurance supply chain. When it comes to non-standard risks it really is a case of ‘when the computer says no, give Berkeley Alexander a go.'”