Our Terms of Business with you
The following Terms of Business Agreement sets out the basis on which Isis Insurance Services Limited, referred to as ‘We’, ‘Us’, ‘Our’ will provide business services to you as a consumer or commercial (non-consumer) client of the firm.
These Terms of Business and contact details will also apply to the following trading styles: myHGVinsurance and Classic Lorries.
Please contact us immediately if there is anything in these terms of business which you do not understand or with which you disagree. We are happy to answer any questions and willing to explain these terms and the reasons for them.
YOU ARE DEEMED TO HAVE ACCEPTED THESE TERMS OF BUSINESS UNLESS YOU ADVISE US OTHERWISE WITHIN 7 DAYS OF RECEIPT.
Address Suite 5 Alexandra Buildings, Queen Street, Manchester, M2 5HX
Telephone 0161 641 4909
We are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Our Firm Reference Number is 314533. We are permitted to arrange, advise on, deal as an agent of insurers and clients and assist in claims handling in respect of non-investment insurance policies. You can check these details online using the Financial Services Register at https://register.fca.org.uk/ or by contacting the Financial Conduct Authority Consumer Helpline on 0800 111 6768.
We offer insurance products from a panel of insurers, that we have selected as appropriate for the cover you require. You may request details of the panel we have used.
We are also authorised by the FCA for credit broking. We act for one lender.
Your duty of disclosure
Consumers: You must take reasonable care not to make a misrepresentation to the insurer. This means that all the answers you give and statements you make as part of your insurance application, including at renewal and when an amendment to your policy is required, should be honest and accurate. If you deliberately or carelessly misinform the insurers, this could mean that part of or all of a claim may not be paid.
Non-consumer customers: For insurances subject to The Insurance Act 2015, effective from 20 August 2016.
Where we arrange insurance wholly or mainly for purposes related to your trade, business or profession, you have a duty under The Insurance Act 2015 to make a fair presentation of the risk. This means that you must disclose every material circumstance which you and/or your senior management and/or anyone responsible for arranging your insurance know or ought to know. Alternatively, you must disclose sufficient information which would put the insurer on notice that it needs to make further enquiries for the purpose of revealing those material circumstances. You are expected to carry out a reasonable search in order to make a fair presentation of the risk and will be deemed to know what should reasonably have been revealed by the search.
Your duty of fair presentation applies at the start of the policy, at renewal and when any variation of the policy is arranged. If you fail to make a fair presentation, the insurer may refuse to pay your claim or reduce the settlement amount, depending on the circumstances.
How to cancel
Please contact us immediately if you wish to cancel any insurance policy we have arranged for you. You may have a right to cancel a policy without penalty within the first 14 days (or, in some cases, longer). Please refer to your policy summary or your policy document for further details. If you cancel within this initial cancellation period (where this applies) you will receive a pro rata refund of premium from the insurer. However, insurers are entitled to make an administrative charge. In addition, we may charge an amount which reflects the administrative costs of arranging and cancelling the policy. Details of the amount we charge are given in our tariff of administration charges.
If you choose to cancel other than within an initial cancellation period, you may not receive a pro-rata refund of premium. In addition, we may charge an amount that reflects the administrative costs of arranging and cancelling the policy (see our tariff of administration charges).
Protecting your information
All personal information about you will be treated as private and confidential (even when you are no longer a customer) except where the disclosure is made at your request or with your consent or where we are required by law to disclose it. We will use your information in relation to setting up and administering your insurance and any related credit arrangements.
Some or all of the information you supply to us in connection with your insurance proposal or application for credit may be passed to insurance and other companies for underwriting, claims and premium collection purposes. Your data will be held in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998, under which you have a right of access to see personal information about you that is held in our records, whether electronically or manually. If you have any queries, please contact us.
We and/or the insurers and/or credit providers may use publicly available data from a variety of sources, including credit reference agencies and other external organisations to verify your identity or creditworthiness, to avoid fraud, and to obtain beneficial quotes and payment options on your behalf. Each of the searches may appear on your credit report whether or not your application proceeds.
Data Protection/Fair Obtaining Notice
This notice explains how we may use the details you provide us with. You should show this Data Protection Notice to anyone covered or proposed to be covered under your policy/prospective policy.
By proceeding with your application for motor insurance and providing us with the information we request in that connection, you authorise us to use your data, including sensitive personal data, in accordance with this Data Protection Notice and to pass the data to suppliers, insurers and third parties for the purposes set out in this Data Protection Notice. You also confirm you have gained the consent of any named drivers for their data to be used as set out below.
How your data will be used
Your data will be used for insurance underwriting purposes i.e. to examine the potential risk in relation to your prospective policy and for anti-fraud purposes i.e. to detect and prevent fraudulent claims and/or activities.
Your Driving Licence Number (“DLN”) and that of any named driver will be checked against the DVLA database to confirm the licence status, driving entitlement and relevant restrictions and any endorsements/convictions. Searches may be carried out prior to the date of the insurance policy and at any point throughout the duration of your insurance policy including at the mid-term adjustment and renewal stage.
‘No Claims Discount’ details may be checked against a No Claims Discount database to obtain information in relation to your ‘No Claims Discount’ entitlement. Such searches may be carried out against the DLN, name, date of birth, Vehicle Registration Mark and or postcode of you and any named drivers.
A search of the DLN against the DVLA and NCD databases should not show a footprint against your (or another relevant person’s) driving licence.
How your data will be processed
Your personal data will not be used for marketing. It will only be shared within organisations involved with the administration of your insurance policy or as otherwise set out in this Data Protection Notice. We may pass details of your ‘No Claims Discount’ to certain organisations to be recorded on a NCD database. This will occur if information requires updating or correcting at any stage, and also at the renewal stage of your policy and upon or after the cancellation of your policy prior to the expiry date.
For further information about disclosing your Driving Licence Number, see: http://www.mylicence.org.uk/
For details relating to information held about you by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency
(“DVLA”) please visit www.dvla.gov.uk
By accepting these terms and conditions you agree to these uses of your information.
How to claim
Please refer to your policy summary or your policy document if you need to notify a claim. You should contact us or the insurer direct as soon as you become aware of any incident which could give rise to a claim. If in doubt about whom you should contact, or if you require our assistance in relation to a claim or potential claim please contact us.
Fees and charges
Please refer to our tariff of administration charges below for fees payable under this Terms of Business Agreement. These charges apply if you instruct us to arrange insurance, carry out a mid-term adjustment, renewal, cancellation or other work on your behalf.
Arranging a new policy up to £100
Renewal of a policy up to £100
Mid Term Adjustment £20
Mid Term Cancellations £20 plus 12.5% of gross return premiums
Returned Cheques £10
In certain exceptional circumstances, we may vary the above charges, but the specific charge and purpose of any additional charges will always be advised to you in advance.
If you pay your premium by instalments we shall inform you of any additional fees, charges or interest as part of your credit arrangements.
You are entitled, at any time, to request information regarding any commission which we may have received as a result of placing your insurance business or arranging premium finance.
Protecting your money
Prior to your premium being forwarded to the insurer (or forwarded to you in the event of a premium refund) we hold your money as an agent of the insurer with which we arrange your insurance. Where we hold premium as the agent of the insurer it is regarded as received by the insurer.
We may transfer your premiums to the insurer through another party, such as a broker or underwriting agent for the purposes of effecting a transaction.
By accepting this Terms of Business Agreement, you are giving your consent for us to treat your money in this way. Please notify us immediately if you have any objection or query.
It is our intention to provide a high level of service at all times. However, if you have reason to make a complaint about our service you should contact us immediately using the contact details on the first page of this document. You may be entitled to refer the matter subsequently to the Financial Ombudsman Service. You can contact the Financial Ombudsman Service by telephone on 0800 0 234 567 and further information is available at http://www.financial-ombudsman.org.uk/. If you do decide to refer any matter to the Financial Ombudsman Service your legal rights will not be affected. We will provide a summary of our complaints handling procedures should you make a complaint which we cannot resolve informally and at any other time, upon your request.
We are covered by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme. You may be entitled to compensation from the scheme if we cannot meet our obligations. This depends on the type of business and the circumstances of the claim. Insurance advising and arranging is covered for 90% of the claim, without any upper limit. For compulsory classes of insurance, insurance advising and arranging is covered for 100% of the claim, also without any upper limit. The compensation scheme does not apply to consumer credit. Further information about compensation scheme arrangements is available from the FSCS on 0800 678 1100 or 020 7741 4100 or by visiting http:/www.fscs.org.uk/
Money laundering/Proceeds of crime
We are obliged to report to the National Crime Agency any suspicion of money laundering or terrorist financing activity and we are prohibited from disclosing any such report.
Adequacy of insurance values
It is the responsibility of the insured to ensure that all sums insured and policy limits are adequate. Whilst we seek to assist in establishing and maintaining insured values and indemnity limits we cannot accept responsibility for their accuracy. It is strongly recommended that the appropriate Professional (e.g. Surveyor/Accountant) be consulted to ensure that the sums insured and limits under the policy are suitable.
Conflicts of interest
As insurance brokers, we generally act as your agent in advising you, arranging your insurance and assisting you in the event of a claim. In certain circumstances, we may act for and owe duties of care to insurers and/or other parties. Where we become aware of any actual or potential conflict of interest, we will inform you of the situation, the options available to you and obtain your consent before we proceed.
The insurers we use are regulated and are required to have adequate capital resources. However, we cannot guarantee the solvency of any insurer we place business with. An insolvent insurer may be unable to pay claims or may be unable to pay them in full and you may have to pay a further premium to pay for alternative insurance cover.
You or we may terminate authority to act in connection with your insurance arrangements at any time. Notice of termination must be given in writing and will be without prejudice to the completion of any transactions already commenced. Any business currently in progress will be completed unless we receive instructions to the contrary. Any premiums or fees outstanding will become payable immediately. In circumstances where we feel we cannot continue providing services to you, we will give you a minimum of 7 days’ notice.
Law and jurisdiction
These Terms of Business shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English Law and shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.