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Monday 23 July 2018


Oak extends HNW offering to cover home cyber

Written by staff reporter

Oak Underwriting has extended its high-net-worth offering to include home cyber cover for the first time. The HNW home product will automatically include home cyber assistance within its legal expenses and home emergency cover from 1st December 2017. Oak says it plans to support customers by investigating and rectifying damage to the computer; locating and removing a computer virus; and hiring a professional consultant to advise customers on prevention measures against future cyber attacks. It will also offer a £100,000 limit as an optional cover upgrade, which will cover payments liable as a result of hacking, ransomware or misuse of personal data.

Mark Coffey, Oak Underwriting managing director, said: “Our home offering has been updated to ensure our HNW customers are protected against the risks they face today that are not necessarily included in a more traditional policy. Our priority is to ensure that we are providing innovative insurance solutions that meet the expectation and need of our valued customer base.

“We are pleased to be partnering with DAS to offer this increased cover, which we are confident will meet broker demand and be flexible enough to offer the cover that customers need today.”

James Henderson, DAS managing director insurance UK & Ireland, said: “The high-net-worth insurance market requires innovative, tailored products that meet the changing needs of its customers and I am delighted that we’ve been able to demonstrate how we can build customer-centric offerings through the new partnership with Oak Underwriting. This is a very important strategic partnership with Oak and RSA, which will be a significant focus for us.”

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