Kidnap & Ransom insurance

Kidnap & ransom events can have devasting impacts on your business. A Howden specialist can arrange you suitable cover to protect your employees, as well as protect against financial loss

What is Kidnap & Ransom insurance?

Kidnap and ransom insurance provides a reactive rescue service, taking action at the first indication of trouble, working to rescue hostages quickly and safely. At the same time, it protects you from financial loss. 

Who needs Kidnap & Ransom insurance?

Kidnap and ransom insurance is often taken out by businesses operating in high-risk areas, people planning to travel through potentially dangerous countries, or high profile individuals who can be at risk anywhere. 

We offer a full range of cover, including:

  • Kidnap for Ransom
  • Extortion
  • Bodily Injury
  • Illegal Detention
  • Legal Liability
  • Business Interruption
  • Protection of Assets from Illegal Demands
  • Threat Response
  • Disappearance Investigation
  • Emergency Political Repatriation and Relocation
  • Hijack
  • Hostage Crisis
  • The Loss of Ransom in Transit
  • Piracy
  • Child Abduction
  • Cyber Attack
  • Loss of Earnings

Trends analysis and insight

Our expert kidnap and ransom brokers produce independent country reports, offering trends and statistics to understand the level of risk your business faces in the different places you operate. These are available on request, for both current and prospective clients.

For most of us, kidnapping is something that only happens in movies. But unfortunately, in many parts of the world, it is a very real threat. It can be traumatic and even life-threatening for the victims, and incredibly expensive for businesses and family members who are forced to pay extortionate ransoms. 

In this situation, knowing that you are covered can help you focus on what’s really important – getting your people home safe.

Protect your people. Request a quote.

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What to do if you are experiencing financial difficulties

We recognise that the current economic conditions are putting pressure on many households and businesses. At Howden, we are committed to finding ways to assist our customers who may require additional support during these times.

If you’re currently facing financial difficulty, please speak to us about your insurance policies by:-

-contacting your Howden Service Team; 
-calling Howden on 020 7623 3806;
-using the Enquiry form.