Financial Lines

Barbican Protect’s financial lines underwriting team provide wide-ranging insurance solutions for financial institutions, professional organisations and commercial operations across the UK and Ireland. 

Why work with us

Working directly with our financial lines specialists not only provides a swift response as well as policy precision; it is also central to the relationship led approach that we adopt with all our brokers. We build strong, personal broker relationships based on mutual respect and trust, and in many cases work on an exclusive basis.

We see responsive claims management as being as critical as the cover itself. Offering ready access to our claims handlers, so every claim is dealt with promptly and professionally.

Our product lines

Concentrating exclusively on the commercial SME and mid-sized corporate market, we deliver high-spec, case specific coverage, ensuring each product is customer focused. Our policies include:

  • Professional Indemnity 
    Offering specialist professional indemnity products on a primary and excess of loss basis to a broad range of professions, including accountants, architects, engineers, insurance brokers and surveyors
  • Directors’ & Officers’ Liability
    Delivering comprehensive, bespoke directors’ and officers’ policies to companies across the UK and Ireland with turnovers ranging from £1m to £50m
  • Cyber Liability 
    Building comprehensive and cost-effective cyber liability solutions covering security and privacy liability, multimedia liability, privacy, commissioner investigations, loss of income and extortion
  • Charities Trustees Liability
    Providing protection which goes beyond statutory and regulatory obligations to include corporate liability & professional indemnity, employment practices liability and fidelity/dishonesty coverage

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William Hall

William Hall

Head of Financial Lines
work +44 (0)161 235 6540
work cell +44 (0)7785 624 572

William is head of financial lines at Barbican Protect.

During a 17-year career as an underwriter at Royal & Sun Alliance, William had extensive experience of underwriting across most classes of accident and casualty insurance. As his career developed, he increasingly gained experience and expertise in financial lines products becoming ProFin manager for the North West.

In 2004, he became broking manager for McParland Finn and then in 2007 he co-founded PI Protect Ltd acting as underwriting director. Upon the acquisition of the business in 2012 by Barbican Insurance Group, William became head of underwriting for PI Protect.

Denise Mercer

Denise Mercer

Underwriting Manager, Financial Lines
work +44 (0)161 235 6545
work cell +44 (0)7900 743641

Denise is underwriting manager for financial lines at Barbican Protect

Denise began her career in the insurance industry in 1979 at Sun Alliance, Leeds. Denise worked for various different companies initially as a commercial combined underwriter, gaining extensive experience across all Accident and Casualty products, progressing through to underwriting management.

Denise rejoined RSA to specialise in professional indemnity and financial lines insurance and in 2004 became ProFin underwriting manager for the North .

In 2007 Denise joined Hiscox as senior professions and commercial underwriter to assist in the opening of their newly formed Manchester office. She joined PI Protect in May 2013.

Stephen Moore

Stephen Moore

Senior Development Underwriter, Financial Lines
work +44 (0)161 235 6544
work cell +44 (0)7900 743643

Stephen is senior development underwriter for financial lines at Barbican Protect.

Stephen began his career in the insurance industry in 2000 when he joined People’s Choice Insurance Services working with high net worth clients across both commercial and personal lines products.

In July 2003, Stephen joined McParland Finn Limited as an account handler dealing predominantly with professional indemnity insurance and other financial lines products. In 2007, Stephen joined PI Protect Ltd as a professional indemnity insurance underwriter, progressing to the position of senior development underwriter.

Helen Spencer

Helen Spencer

Development Underwriter, Financial Lines
work +44 (0)161 235 6567

Helen is development underwriter for financial lines at Barbican Protect.

Helen joined Barbican Protect in December 2014 as a professional indemnity underwriter. Prior to joining Barbican Protect, Helen spent over 3 years at Lothbury UK Limited, most latterly as wholesale broker.

Helen holds a first class honours degree in Business Accounting from Glyndwr University.

Leanne Leach

Leanne Leach

Development Underwriter, Financial Lines
work +44 (0)161 235 6546

Leanne is development underwriter for financial lines at Barbican Protect.

Leanne joined PI Protect in July 2013 and has worked in the insurance sector for over 10 years. Prior to joining PI Protect, Leanne was as an account handler at Jelf Manson insurance broker. Her previous roles have included SME sales executive at Towergate Risk Solutions and account handler at CBG Insurance Broking (formerly Swinburne James).

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