Insurance for Financial Services

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Overview

Whether it’s investment or lending, the financial services industry focuses on managing money and assets. Plus, the age of fintech has spurred this industry onward with significant force. Paypal and Stripe make payments a breeze, whereas Robinhood and Invstr help individuals invest in the stock market via hassle-free apps.

The financial services industry is a current hot spot for startups and “unicorns,” which threaten to disrupt traditional businesses. To accommodate the ever-changing demands of a tech-savvy market, many financial services companies are becoming increasingly diverse. This approach creates a dynamic environment in the industry. Organizations specialize and diversify in hopes of higher yields, fewer costs, and safer investments.

 

Revenue lost to fraud

3.5

tn

Companies worldwide lose $3.5 trillion to fraudsters every year — and the figures continue to devastate small and large businesses.

Data Breach Costs

$4

m

The average total cost of a data breach in 2020 was $3.86 million and the average cost per individual record that was lost was $150 (IBM).

Why is Insurance for Financial Services Organizations Important?

Risk management programs can quickly flop without adequate insurance coverage in place. This situation means that some financial services companies are at risk of losing massive amounts of revenue and eventually shuttering due to severe financial loss.

Insurance helps to protect financial services companies from third-party financial damage, lawsuits, and accident claims. With insurance as a safety net, organizations can stay in the game for the long run.

Cybersecurity

From ransomware to malware to phishing (and more), data breaches typically cost businesses an average of nearly $4 million globally. As a result, cybersecurity is a primary concern of financial services companies. It only makes sense, too, as cybercriminals are becoming more threatening, executing sophisticated and multi-tiered cyber attacks. These threats can add up quickly, causing significant financial damage to an organization.

Complex Regulation Compliance

Most fintech leaders — around 43% — believe that regulations can slow industry growth. With all the hoops to jump through, it’s often tricky to scale internationally as current operations and pre-existing regulations don’t always work well together. Although sidestepping regulatory requirements isn’t an option, financial services companies face bottleneck situations when it comes to regulatory non-compliance.

Employee Fraud

According to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, US businesses will lose around 5% of their gross revenues to fraud. When the swindling comes from within the company, it stings even more. Employee fraud can come in many forms: inventory theft, expense reimbursement fraud, embezzlement, etc. Financial services firms must be on the lookout for inside trickery continually.

Bodily Injury

It might seem odd to consider a financial services organization as a place to sustain an injury. However, employees can still get hurt on the job, and clients can injure themselves on the premises, as well. No businesses wants to have out-of-pocket medical costs carve away at its revenue. As a result, financial services organizations must protect the people they serve.

Financial Services Insurance Frequently Asked Questions

The cost of insurance for financial services companies will depend on several things, including the company’s size and development stage. Other factors include:

  • Exposures: risks being insured.
  • Company practices: views on safety, compliance, and risk management.
  • Program structure: the amount of deductible and willingness for a company to assume more risk
  • Claims history: the type and amount of past claims against the company

Types of Financial Services Companies that need insurance

  • Asset management firms
  • Property & casualty insurance
  • Financial exchanges & data
  • Insurance brokers
  • Investment banking & brokers
  • Consumer finance
  • Payment brands
  • Accounting firms

How it works

Finding insurance coverage doesn’t have to be painful. We aim to make the purchasing experience as streamlined & intuitive as possible.

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Get a quote

Use our custom built online portal to get quotes fast. We automate clerical tasks that plague the traditional insurance brokerages, giving us more time to be responsive and alert to your company’s needs.

1
Get a quote

Use our custom built online portal to get quotes fast. We automate clerical tasks that plague the traditional insurance brokerages, giving us more time to be responsive and alert to your company’s needs.

2
Pair with a specialist

No two organizations are the same. Our team of coverage experts partners with your team to engineer your risk management strategy, together. We take the time to understand the intricacies of your company to get you the best possible coverage.

2
Pair with a specialist

No two organizations are the same. Our team of coverage experts partners with your team to engineer your risk management strategy, together. We take the time to understand the intricacies of your company to get you the best possible coverage.

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Stay one step ahead

To do better, you need to know better. With changing political, technological, legal and economic landscapes, staying ahead of the curve is critical.

Our in-house team is tapped into the latest developments of your industry, proactively ensuring you’re covered.

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Stay one step ahead

To do better, you need to know better. With changing political, technological, legal and economic landscapes, staying ahead of the curve is critical.

Our in-house team is tapped into the latest developments of your industry, proactively ensuring you’re covered.

Rachel Jenkins, Customer Success Manager

Meet your specialist

Rachel is one of the premier leading insurance professionals with almost 10 years of experience in the industry. She has been with the Founder Shield team for several years, focusing on client advising and improving policy language for venture-backed companies including financial institutions, Ecommerce, and SaaS companies.

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