Financial Advisers and Mortgage Brokers

Howden are entrusted with placing over one-third of the total market for the financial services sector’s Professional Indemnity Insurance. We represent one-third of the Top 100 Financial Advisors. With 25 years’ experience, we are highly respected in the PII markets, which affords our clients certain advantages. 

Howden’s Professional Indemnity team places over £160m of premium into the PII markets each year. This gives us significant negotiating power to achieve the results you need.  

Many of our financial team have in excess of 25 years’ experience working with financial advisory firms, networks and consultants. 

During that time, we’ve experienced most things: regulatory change, economic crises and fluctuating market conditions. Therefore, we can give balanced advice and agile solutions for most eventualities.

Why do financial advisors choose Howden? 
  • We currently act for around 40% of independent financial advisory firms in the UK
  • Tailored policy wordings that offer some of the broadest – therefore safest - cover in the market
  • Specialist claims advocacy from dedicated handlers who know the financial services sector inside out
  • 20,000 claims notifications handled on behalf of IFAs in the last 4 years 
  • Risk management advice seminars and bespoke advice 
  • Insightful claims data analysis that helps you spot trends and avoid pitfalls
  • Deep experience in managing risks in mergers and acquisitions  
  • Direct, broad market access – we enjoy good relationships with many insurers, more than any other broker working with IFAs 
  • We don’t access the insurance markets through other brokers (which slows the process for you and can make it more expensive). 

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Excelling on claims advocacy and support

We have the largest in-house claims team in the PII market, with 30 advocates on hand to guide, manage and advise on notifications and claims.

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Much more than insurance

We can provide added value services such as free 24/7 legal advice lines and mental health helplines for you and your staff.

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Paul Gillett - SME practices

Paul has 20 years’ experience securing Professional Indemnity insurance for his clients. He and his team support financial and construction professionals with insurance, risk mitigation, and claims management.

Steve Ray

Steve’s team of expert brokers specialises in Professional Indemnity for Financial Advisers, Accountants, and Insurance Brokers. They always work hard to get their clients the right cover for the right price. And Steve’s deep understanding of risk management means that he can help clients mitigate their risks as well as insuring against them.