Business Protection Insurance
Each business is unique, Business Protection Insurance is tailored to that business’s specific requirements
Why would a company consider it necessary to have business protection insurance? There are many areas of a business that require protection, the lack of appropriate cover can result in that business cease trading. At Financial Service Solution, we work closely with the business owner, their accountant and solicitor to cover all the critical areas to the business. Business protection insurance is key to the survival of the business if something unexpected should occur.
Key Person Cover
How important is someone in your business to the current success? Now consider what the impact would be if they became critically ill or unfortunately die. Key person cover protects businesses if an employee who significantly contributes to their success becomes terminally or critically ill, or dies.
Like many thousands of companies with a few shareholders who also hold key positions in the business, the death or inability to return to work of any of them can cause major issues for the other shareholders/co-owners, and for their respective families. This can have a devastating effect on the future of the business.
The continuing shareholders are likely to need to be able to buy the shares from the deceased’s estate, or with his or her agreement, from the critically ill shareholder. It would be essential to have the funds in place and undiminished by tax.
Business Loan Protection
Many lenders no longer request business loans to be protected, instead, they ask for Directors’ guarantee. How vulnerable is a business and the directors should the unexpected happen.
Business loan protection gives co-owners cover for any business loan payments that may be at risk, in the event of death or illness. Businesses can protect the full loan or mortgage amount with life cover, or life and critical illness cover. When a claim is made, the sum assured is either paid to the business or directly to the lender if the policy has been assigned.
It is important to understand each individual’s liability. Under the terms of a loan, owners may be jointly liable, severally liable, or jointly and severally liable for the repayment of the loan.