An exciting year

01 November 2016

This year has proved to be an exciting time for Congregational with many positive changes. You may already be aware of our news regarding our change of ownership from the Congregational & General Charitable Trust to International Insurance Company of Hannover (Inter Hannover) and the immediate enhancements this creates for our customers.

Inter Hannover is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hannover Re, one of the world’s largest and financially strong reinsurers, with whom we have enjoyed a long standing and very successful strategic alliance.

Inter Hannover are firmly committed to supporting our expansion as a specialist insurance provider and also to investing in our head office operation in Bradford.


An enhanced policy

From 1 July, all our church customers will be offered an enhanced church choice policy at renewal. This provides our
widest ever cover, with nil claims excess as standard.


Greater financial strength

We have always recognised the importance placed by customers on the financial strength of their insurer and because all new church choice policies will be underwritten by Inter Hannover on our behalf, cover is provided by a company with a Standard & Poor’s rating of AA-. With such financial strength comes the ability for us to underwrite the largest of churches throughout the United Kingdom.


Head office investment

Our new parent is already investing heavily in our Bradford head office operation, which includes an upgraded computer system as well as additional recruitment of expert underwriters to work alongside the existing team, all of whom have an in-depth understanding of the insurance needs and issues affecting churches today. 


We are very proud to be a leading specialist church insurer and the benefits of our new ownership mean that it has never been a better time to insure with Congregational. We look forward to being of service to your church long into the future.



Carlo Cavaliere, Chief Executive