The following Terms of Business Agreement sets out the basis on which NCI Vetcover will provide services to you as a consumer of the firm.
Please contact us immediately if there is anything in these terms of business which you do not understand or with which you disagree. We are happy to answer any questions and willing to explain these terms and the reasons for them.
YOU ARE DEEMED TO HAVE ACCEPTED THESE TERMS OF BUSINESS UNLESS YOU ADVISE US OTHERWISE WITHIN 7 DAYS OF RECEIPT.
|Telephone||01423 532 779|
|Address||4th Floor Clarendon House, Victoria Avenue, Harrogate HG1 1JD|
|Business Hours||Sales and Renewals – Monday to Friday 9am to 6.30pm and Saturday 9am to 1pm
Customer Care – Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm and Saturday 9am to 1pm
Claims – Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm and Saturday 9am to 1pm
Our Emergency Claims Team are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
NCI Vetcover is a brand name of NCI Insurance Services Ltd, an Appointed Representative of NCI Vehicle Rescue PLC which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority; Firm Reference Number 307654. We are permitted to arrange; introduce; deal as an agent of insurers and clients and assist in claims handling in respect of non-investment insurance policies. You can check these details online using the Financial Services Register at https://register.fca.org.uk/or by contacting the Financial Conduct Authority Consumer Helpline on 0800 111 6768.
Our scope of service
We only select Pet Insurance from a limited number of insurers.
We source and arrange products but do not offer advice or make recommendations when arranging your insurance. However, we will ask some questions to narrow down the selection of products on which we will provide details to meet your demands and needs. You will then need to make your own choice about how to proceed.
We act on your behalf except where we collect or refund premiums and when handling claims which we will do on behalf of the insurer.
Your duty of disclosure
You must take reasonable care not to make a misrepresentation to the insurer. This means that all the answers you give and statements you make as part of your insurance application, including at renewal and when an amendment to your policy is required, should be honest and accurate. If you deliberately or carelessly misinform the insurers, this could mean that part of or all of a claim may not be paid.
How to cancel
Please contact us immediately if you wish to cancel any insurance policy we have arranged for you. You may have a right to cancel a policy without penalty within the first 14 days (or, in some cases, longer). Please refer to your policy summary or your policy document for further details. If you cancel within this initial cancellation period (where this applies) you will receive a pro rata refund of premium from the insurer.
If you choose to cancel other than within an initial cancellation period you may not receive a pro-rata refund of premium.
Protecting your information
By accepting these terms and conditions you agree to these uses of your information.
How to claim
To make a claim you can either call us on 01423 532779, email petclaims@NCIVetcover.comand request a claim form to be sent to you, or you can download a claim form from our website at www.NCIVetcover.com/existing-customers/.
In return for placing business with insurers and/or underwriters and/or other product providers, we receive a commission from them which is a percentage of the annual premium that you are charged with.
You are entitled, at any time, to request information regarding any commission which we may have received as a result of placing your insurance business.
Please be assured that at no time will the way in which we are remunerated conflict with our responsibilities to meet your needs and treat you fairly.
Protecting your money
Prior to your premium being forwarded to the insurer (or forwarded to you in the event of a premium refund) we hold your money as an agent of the insurer with which we arrange your insurance. Where we hold premium as the agent of the insurer it is regarded as received by the insurer.
We may transfer your premiums to the insurer through another party, such as a broker or underwriting agent for the purposes of effecting a transaction.
By accepting this Terms of Business Agreement, you are giving your consent for us to treat your money in this way. Please notify us immediately if you have any objection or query.
It is our intention to provide a high level of service at all times. However if you have reason to make a complaint about our service you should contact our Pet Team on 01423 532779 or email at PetTeam@NCIVetcover.comor by letter at the address shown above. You may be entitled to refer the matter subsequently to the Financial Ombudsman Service. You can contact the Financial Ombudsman Service by telephone on 0800 0 234 567 and further information is available at http://www.financial-ombudsman.org.uk/. If you do decide to refer any matter to the Financial Ombudsman Service your legal rights will not be affected. We will provide a summary of our complaints handling procedures should you make a complaint which we cannot resolve informally and at any other time, upon your request.
We are covered by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme. You may be entitled to compensation from the scheme if we cannot meet our obligations. This depends on the type of business and the circumstances of the claim. Insurance advising and arranging is covered for 90% of the claim, without any upper limit. For compulsory classes of insurance, insurance advising and arranging is covered for 100% of the claim, also without any upper limit. The compensation scheme does not apply to consumer credit. Further information about compensation scheme arrangements is available from the FSCS on 0800 678 1100 or 020 7741 4100 or by visiting http://www.fscs.org.uk/
Money laundering/Proceeds of crime
We are obliged to report to the National Crime Agency any suspicion of money laundering or terrorist financing activity and we are prohibited from disclosing any such report.
Conflicts of interest
As insurance brokers we generally act as your agent in advising you, arranging your insurance and assisting you in the event of a claim. In certain circumstances we may act for and owe duties of care to insurers and/or other parties. Where we become aware of any actual or potential conflict of interest, we will inform you of the situation, the options available to you and obtain your consent before we proceed.
The insurers we use are regulated and are required to have adequate capital resources. However, we cannot guarantee the solvency of any insurer we place business with. An insolvent insurer may be unable to pay claims or may be unable to pay them in full and you may have to pay a further premium to pay for alternative insurance cover.
You or we may terminate authority to act in connection with your insurance arrangements at any time. Notice of termination must be given in writing and will be without prejudice to the completion of any transactions already commenced. Any business currently in progress will be completed unless we receive instructions to the contrary. Any premiums or fees outstanding will become payable immediately. In circumstances where we feel we cannot continue providing services to you, we will give you a minimum of 7 days’ notice.
Law and jurisdiction
These Terms of Business shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English Law and shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.