How to choose an insurance broker

If you’re looking how to choose an insurance broker, we have the answers. Below we set out some things you need to consider when choosing an insurance broker and how Rowlands & Hames meet those criteria. For starters, we have heritage. Since 1925 to be precise. We have established a reputation for providing quality insurance and financial planning advice to corporate and private clients throughout the UK.

We simplify the insurance and financial planning processes, save you valuable time and ensure competitive solutions; that’s because we have the expertise and resources to meet your requirements.

Here are a few things that you should consider when choosing an insurance broker:

Totally independent

Unlike many brokers, we are totally independent in the placing of clients’ insurance programmes – not owned by an insurer or consolidator.

Chartered insurance brokers status for general insurance

One of just 80 out of 3,000 broking firms in the UK. It demonstrates our professional commitment to raising standards of knowledge, capability and ethical practice. It imposes a responsibility on us to ensure our broking teams acquire and retain the necessary knowledge and skills to deliver the highest quality advice.


You can be confident of our dedication to providing the highest quality of service often lacking in today’s busy commercial world. Our clients benefit from a bespoke client management service from dedicated teams of specialist trained professional advisers.


Full and extensive broking exercises undertaken, with the results presented in a clear and timely manner.

Access to insurers UK and worldwide

As well as access to all major UK insurers including Lloyd’s and other London markets, for international risks we have access to world markets, allowing us to facilitate placement of policies in most countries throughout the globe.

General insurance and financial planning

We offer both independent general insurance and independent financial planning advice; a comprehensive client solution.

Choice of either fees and/or commission

You have a choice of commission, fee or a combination of both. Whatever suits you.

Claims handling

We manage clients’ claims – not ignore them – from intimation through to settlement.


We arrange more than general commercial and corporate insurance programmes. We have particular specialiities in property investors, owner and managers insurances, credit insurance, kidnap and ransom insurance as well as latent defects.


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These are just some of the reasons why we are suited to meet your needs and you can be confident of our dedication to providing the highest quality of service.

Most of all, we are firm believers in the personal touch so please get in contact to see how we can help.

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