The Brit Difference

At Brit, leadership, innovation and enhancing our product distribution are at the heart of our strategy; underpinned by our strong culture of underwriting and claims expertise.

Enduring relationships based on trust

Our vision is to be the leading, most trusted global specialty insurer – and everything we do is geared toward earning that trust. 

The breadth of classes we support, the depth of our experience and commitment to our clients is second to none. Our drive for innovation – across our products, processes and people – is relentless. We’ve created a uniquely stimulating environment where talented original thinkers flourish, and we channel this creativity towards meeting real customer needs: turning smart ideas into cutting-edge insurance solutions.

We’re committed to creating lasting relationships with brokers and clients. Hence we’re happy to meet face-to-face and make ourselves available when others don’t.

We’re genuinely proud of the Brit ‘difference’ – and invite you to experience it for yourself.

Find out more about the breadth of classes we support

Claims Excellence

When a customer has a claim, their life or business has been disrupted, or even put in peril. They expect their insurance to deliver – and it’s our responsibility to fulfil that commitment. At Brit, we don’t treat claims as a ‘process’; we see every claim as an opportunity to help customers move forward with their lives.

Find out more about our experienced claims teams

Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited

Our parent company – Fairfax Financial Holdings ('Fairfax') – provides us with the best of both worlds: a strong and stable base for long-term growth, combined with the freedom to pursue our own identity, philosophy and ambitions.

Fairfax is one of the world's leading (re)insurance groups. Founded in 1985 – and still run by – Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, V. Prem Watsa, the Group has produced compound annual growth in excess of 18% in shareholder value over 30 years.

Fairfax operates globally in over 30 countries through its 23 subsidiary companies, which include many of the insurance industry's best known names. 

  • $12.2bn Gross written premium 2017 
  • 19.4% thirty year book value per share 
  • $37bn invested assets

Our operating companies are decentralised, with local presidents empowered to run and grow their businesses in the way that's right for them and their clients. This flexibility and agility also helps our companies to communicate and cooperate. With over 20 companies globally, sharing of new ideas and best practice is simply second nature to us. It's a proven approach that fosters a genuinely entrepreneurial spirit within – and across – all our insurance and reinsurance businesses.