Australia’s key insurers in the financial institutions sector rely on our specialist understanding of the sector and thorough knowledge of even the most complex financial products.

We have a strong reputation in this area and have acted in numerous matters involving financial institutions, from the major banks to smaller financial institutions.

We have a deep understanding of the insurance market underwriting financial institutions and up-to-date knowledge of the legislative and regulatory regime affecting financial organisations. 


Our experience and expertise in this complex area extends to:

  • Defending claims in all Australian jurisdictions, including specialised jurisdictions dealing with financial institutions claims (in particular, the Australian Financial Complaints Authority)
  • Advising underwriters of all major Australian banks and institutions, major international investment banks, fund managers, financial advisers and stockbrokers
  • Coverage advice and policy interpretation
  • Claims in respect of directors and officers, as well as substantial first party losses under bond, crime and fidelity covers (including cybercrime)
  • Professional indemnity claims relating to core banking or financial activities and also the liability of trustees, responsible entities / fund managers and wealth adviser networks
  • Class actions affecting the Australian financial sector
  • Prospectus liability claims.


We assist our insurer clients to manage claims, develop products and – most importantly – remain profitable when writing risk in this area.

Our expertise and focus on nurturing long-term relationships with our clients means we’re the go-to team for clients looking to negotiate the potential minefield of issues in the financial institutions sector of insurance.

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