High Court of England and Wales approves Lloyd’s strategy.
Lloyd’s has received approval from the High Court of England and Wales for its Part VII strategy for notifying policyholders about the proposed transfer. This includes detailed plans to ensure customers understand the transfer process, as well as providing assurance of the validity of their policies being transferred to Lloyd’s Insurance Company S.A. (Lloyd’s Brussels).
This announcement follows previous confirmation that Lloyd’s would be transferring the Lloyd’s market’s existing European business which will be affected by the loss of passporting rights from Lloyd’s members to Lloyd’s Insurance Company S.A.
Sonja Rottiers, Lloyd’s Brussels CEO, said, “This is another key step in ensuring that, despite Brexit, Lloyd’s customers across the EEA can continue to benefit from the financial security of the Lloyd’s market and their existing policies can continue to be serviced by Lloyd’s Insurance Company S.A., including the payment of valid insurance claims.”
Lloyd’s, in conjunction with market participants, will notify customers of the Part VII transfer, starting from the middle of June. Customers will receive a letter outlining the details of the transfer and providing links to a dedicated Part VII Lloyd’s website Lloyds.com/brexittransfer (going live on 15th June 2020) where they will find:
- an explanation of the proposed transfer;
- the Scheme document (and a summary of it);
- the Independent Expert’s report (and a summary of it) on the impact of the Part VII on policyholders;
- the formal Legal Notice of the proposed transfer, which will be publicised in UK and EEA newspapers;
- a set of Frequently Asked Questions; and
- details of how policyholders can contact Lloyd’s.
In addition to the main English site there will be dedicated webpages in German, Spanish, French, Italian and Dutch, containing translations of all these key documents.
Customers will be able to ask questions or raise any objections they may have until the date of the sanctions hearing, currently scheduled for 1st October 2020.