Credit, Political & Crisis Insurance

We underwrite a range of products related to trade credit and political risk.

We underwrite a specialist book of crisis management products. We offer an excellent service and response capability, with high levels of underwriter availability and the flexibility to respond to short-term situations as well as generally recognised threats. Our team is also supported by expert risk and crisis consultants.

Sabotage and Terrorism

We write a diverse sabotage and terrorism account with a mix of global industrial accounts and country-specific commercial risks. The portfolio encompasses business written in over 150 countries, with a focus on Latin America, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. 

We take a proactive approach to monitoring our market, with the use of external consultants to identify risk exposures. We have the flexibility to respond to short-term situations that occur following a flash-point situation, as well as more generally recognised domestic threats. Industries covered include:

  • Utilities
  • Industrial
  • Energy
  • Transportation
  • Manufacturing
  • Mining
  • Retail
  • Commercial
  • Construction
  • Leisure (including residential)
Further information:

Canopius Crisis Management Sabotage Terrorism Factsheet
Canopius Trucking Terrorism Programme Factsheet
Canopius US Terrorism Insurance Solutions Factsheet

Kidnap and Ransom

We write a worldwide book of kidnap and ransom insurance, offering limits in line with clients’ requirements and supporting market wordings as well as providing bespoke wordings as required. Coverage includes the expenses of expert crisis consultants, salary benefits, rest and rehabilitation and business interruption. We also provide 24/7 and 365 days a year expert response and claims-handling capabilities.
We cover corporate insured and individual or family policies against a range of perils including:

  • Kidnap
  • Property or personal extortion
  • Hijack
  • Wrongful detention
  • Political evacuations and repatriation
  • Death and dismemberment

We also offer wrongful detention, political evacuation and kidnap expense to complement travel insurance policies.

We participate on both large syndicated placements and a number of risks on a 100% basis. The business is written mainly through Lloyd’s brokers with whom we work closely to provide cover appropriate to their clients’ requirements. We have the capacity, ability, preference and general appetite to lead business; we take a lead or co-lead position for most risks in which we participate. We offer:

  • Political all-risks including political force majeure, war & terrorism and
    consequential loss
  • Receivables protection
  • Breach of contract/non-payment/ non-delivery by a government or private counterparty
  • Embargo and currency inconvertibility
  • Credit Insurance and Contract Frustration: comprehensive non-payment or non-delivery cover public or private counterparty
  • Trade credit protection – single obligor/buyer
  • Pre-export Finance (PXF) protection – public and private supplier
  • Unfair/fair (political) calling of bonds and stand by letters of credit issued through banks.
  • Aircraft/marine (leased asset) repossession
  • Non-honouring of refund guarantees
  • Approved to write Financial Guarantee and non-trade related credit business
  • Reserve Base Loans (RBLs), Borrowing Base Facilities (BBFs), and other also non-trade relating lending
  • Open to all countries (except sanctioned

Tenor – Up to 15 years (20 years may be available by arrangement).

Capacity – Up to US$ 75m pet risk and obligor.

We are located at box 127 on gallery 1 of Lloyd’s, and in our office on the ninth floor at Lloyd’s

London Market Credit Consortium – Toredo
The Toredo e-trading platform is an online platform for single situation trade credit insurance:

  • Targeted at high volume, low premium trade finance
    Max $75m (USD) per obligor / transaction
  • Two years for FI business
  • One year for trade business
Further information:

Canopius Credit & Political Risk Factsheet

We underwrite trade credit insurance programmes across the globe providing world-class receivables and payables solutions for businesses and banks. We are experts in offering individualised cover across trade credit, supply chain finance and trade finance and across a wide number of sectors and markets.
The team writes comprehensive cover for:

  • Excess of loss insurance, covering predominantly private buyers across the globe
  • Single risk or named buyer insurance
  • Captive solutions
  • Supply chain finance solutions
  • Supplier default insurance
  • Non-cancellable or cancellable buyer limits, depending on structure
  • Policy tenor of one year with significantly longer periods available

We take a tailored approach whilst always maintaining the highest of service levels. Empowered and client-focused, emphasising a personalised approach to brokers and clients alike, the team has the authority levels needed to provide an efficient and insightful service.

Further information:

Canopius Trade Credit Factsheet

Lloyd’s website