We are in the business of managing risk. We understand risk, and in an increasingly volatile world, we believe our ability to manage risk makes it possible for things to happen.
Our ability to satisfy our customers' risk management needs is at the heart of what we do. We will do all we can to find a way to say 'yes' and turn your business opportunities and possibilities into reality.
Our aim is to make your vision a reality.
Principal Partner of the British & Irish Lions 2017
The British & Irish Lions are recognised as the greatest touring team in world sport, where every four years, the finest players from England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales come together to challenge the very best teams from the Southern Hemisphere. Perhaps even more important than the undoubted individual skills of the players, two factors are critical to the Lions’ success - inspirational leadership and excellent teamwork. Read more
Enabling vital helicopter services
QBE has helped a helicopter operator grow from a single aircraft into a fleet of 12 with the capability to provide vital air ambulance services to those in need. QBE has insured Toll’s helicopter operations since it consisted of one Bell 205 aircraft and our strong partnership delivering risk management initiatives has helped Toll expand its fleet.
Supporting trade flow
One of the busiest ports in Colombia, Puerto de Cartagena, is now covered by comprehensive liability insurance following the collective efforts of QBE teams in Colombia and Europe. Puerto de Cartagena plays a critical role in Colombia’s trade sector, serving ships up to 5,500 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) and handling more than 21 million tonnes of cargo annually.
Growing Asia’s construction industry
QBE continues to support the growth of this booming industry
QBE General Insurance Hong Kong (QBE GIHK) and specialist underwriters from QBE Hong Kong & Shanghai Insurance (QBE HKSI) have worked closely together to apply our diverse experience to meet our customers’ needs in Hong Kong and beyond.
By providing both specialist and general underwriting services, QBE continues to support the growth of the booming construction industry in Hong Kong and is dedicated to providing products designed to meet our clients’ unique and evolving needs.
Through this combined approach, QBE was able to secure the account of SOCAM Development Limited, a member company of the Shui On Group and a listed company in Hong Kong with core business in construction and property management.By applying our combined expertise, we are making it possible for SOCAM to achieve its goals, and for Hong Kong to continue to grow as a critical business and economic hub for the region.
Supporting victims’ families
QBE has extensive experience in travel insurance and associated risks
From the moment QBE Brazil was advised of a hot air balloon accident in Turkey in May 2013, we kept in regular contact with the victims’ families to ensure they had the emotional and financial support required during a distressing time. With extensive experience in travel insurance and the issues associated with accidents away from home, QBE expedited compensation to relieve any undue financial pressure on the families. We make it our business to be there when customers need us most.
Clean water made possible
QBE covered LIFESAVER when other insurers weren’t willing to take on the risk
LIFESAVER provides a solution to a lack of safe drinking water and was developed in the wake of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. Featuring a nano-filtration system that removes all viruses, bacteria, spores and cysts from dirty water, LIFESAVER guarantees a limitless supply of sterile water. The product was ready to launch in 2007, but one important pre-requisite was product liability cover; without it LIFESAVER would not be able to market its products. LIFESAVER was finding it impossible to secure an insurer until their broker talked to QBE.
With QBE’s support and intelligent approach to underwriting, LIFESAVER is now thriving and its products are specified by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) as part of its Rapid Response Facility.
QBE insures a significant model of architecture in New Zealand
In February 2011, the city of Christchurch suffered a catastrophic 6.3 magnitude earthquake. Many historic buildings were severely damaged, including the 19th century Christchurch Cathedral. In 2012, a decision was made to start the deconstruction of the Cathedral and plans quickly emerged to create a “transitional” cathedral using cardboard tubes in its construction. It is now being cited internationally as a “must see” tourist site. While this project was a challenging one, QBE understood the risks of this innovative venture and was pleased to help make this project happen.