Opinion: Litmus Analysis' Peter Hughes on unrated insurers

Peter Hughes

The issue of brokers and managing general agents using unrated capacity is generating a lot of attention.

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has increased its interest in UK intermediaries improving their due diligence on unrated carriers. The British Insurance Brokers’ Association (Biba) Litmus Test Report goes some way towards helping in this area, but it’s only open to Biba members and certain types of insurer are not included.

Despite the FCA’s apparent concerns, there are those who say

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