The UK Club at a glance

$597 m
Free reserves and hybrid capital

Investment return

Combined ratio

Total owned entered GT (at half year)

A (Stable)
Standard & Poor's rating

Standard & Poor's capital model

Autumn Statement 2017

Autumn Statement 2017

2017 Half-Year Financial Highlights

  • A solid performance from the Club at the half year.
  • After six months, claims are slightly below average of the last eight years.
  • The Pool remains favourable at the half year. The Club’s excellent record on the Pool has reduced the Club's Pool contributions steadily over recent years, and shielded the Club from the increasing costs of the very largest P&I Claims in the market. 
  • A strong 4%* investment return in the first six months.
  • Underwriting performance has met the Club’s target on average over the last eight consecutive financial years. The favourable claims environment in the first half of the year has delivered a combined ratio of 95%*.
  • Free reserves stand at $497 million with a further $100 million in hybrid capital –an increase of nearly $40 million since 20th February 2017.
  • The Board expects to announce its Brexit plans by the end of the year with a view to being able to insure European risks in a new European subsidiary from the 2019 policy year.


Review of the Year 2017

The Review of the Year 2017 provides the latest perspective on the Club's financial position.

Despite a small number of large claims notified to the Club towards the end of the year, a decent underwriting result and strong performance within the investment markets have enabled the Club to record a surplus for the ninth year in a row.

The combined ratios for the financial year of 104% (when currency gains are excluded) or 100% (including the currency gains) are within the Club’s acceptable target range and demonstrate the Club’s resilience to such claims.

At 20 February 2017, the Club held free reserves of $458.4 million with a further $99.4 million held in hybrid capital.

For ease of reference a pdf of the Review of the Year 2017 can be downloaded here.

The Directors' Report & Financial Statements 2017 can be downloaded here.

Pre 2017 Financial Statements

Past editions of the Club's financial reports are here.

This Solvency and Financial Condition Report (“SFCR”) covers the Business and Performance of the Association, its System of Governance, Risk Profile, Valuation for Solvency Purposes and Capital Management.
The new, harmonised EU-wide regulatory regime for Insurance Companies, known as Solvency II, came into force with effect from 1 January 2016. The regime requires new reporting and public disclosure arrangements to be put in place by insurers and some of that is required to be published on the Company’s public website.

IRS Closing Agreement

The UK Club has entered into a closing agreement with the United States Internal Revenue Service (IRS). This closing agreement secures exemption for the Club from Section 4371 Excise Tax, which applies to insurance premiums paid to a foreign insurer or reinsurer when the exemption is based on the provisions of an income tax treaty to which the United States is a party. The UK Club is now listed on the IRS website as a party to a closing agreement with the IRS.

For more information on the IRS closing agreement, please see the IRS website

Emergency Contacts

If you need to call our offices out of hours and at weekends, click After Office hours for a up to date list of the names of the Duty Executives and their mobile phone numbers. 

Ship Finder

This Ship Finder is updated on a daily basis. Members who need to advise the Club of updates to their recorded ships' details should advise their usual underwriting contact.