ITIC circular: change in arrangements for underwriting in the EEA
30th January 2024
TO ALL EEA MEMBERS AND BROKERS
ITIC - change in arrangements for underwriting in the EEA
In preparation for the United Kingdom’s formal exit from the European Union in 2020 (Brexit), ITIC put in place an arrangement to enable it to continue to provide cover to its EU-based members. ITIC entered into an agreement with UK P&I Club N.V. (UKNV), a subsidiary of the UK P&I Club, based in the Netherlands, under which UKNV would act as fronting insurer for ITIC’s EU members, and in turn reinsure those risks back to ITIC on a 100% basis.
In 2023, the board of ITIC took the strategic decision to set up an EEA-based subsidiary of ITIC, International Transport Intermediaries Insurance Company (Europe) Limited (ITIICE) in Cyprus, through which to underwrite ITIC’s EEA business. ITIICE obtained regulatory approval from the Insurance Companies Control Service of the Cyprus Ministry of Finance in November 2023 and a Freedom of Services application has been submitted to all EEA regulators in December 2023.
ITIICE will begin underwriting on 14th February 2024.
Steps are underway to undertake a portfolio transfer of ITIC business insured via the current fronting arrangement from UKNV into ITIICE and members and brokers impacted by this will be formally notified in due course.
ITIICE will be managed by the Cyprus branch of Thomas Miller B.V. The office, in Limassol, will initially employ an underwriter, claims executive and CFO. We look forward to introducing you to the Limassol team soon. However, in most cases you will continue to communicate with us in London as you have done in the past and we will liaise with ITIICE on your behalf.
ITIC and its managers remain fully committed to ensuring that ITIC’s European members continue to receive the high quality service to which they have become accustomed.
Further details on these changes can be found on ITIC’s website at:
If you have any questions or comments on this circular, please direct these to your usual ITIC contact.