Private Client Insurance

Private Client Insurance

Welcome to La Playa Private Client. We can take care of all your personal insurance on a worldwide basis.

We're the antidote to impersonal, automated insurance. We'll give you personal, boutique-style service and a dedicated broker to help you right through from registration to renewals and claims.

We can advise on the best policies available and on risk management measures including valuations, security, fire prevention and property marking - preserving the value of your property and giving you complete peace of mind.

Our cover can include your homes (period, listed and modern buildings), vehicles, yachts, motorboats, aviation, wine collections, antiques, jewellery and fine art. We also offer exclusive portfolio policies, meaning you can insure homes, cars, boats/yachts and valuables on a single policy - saving time and streamlining costs.

As an independent broker we have access to excellent terms with high net worth insurers including AIG, Chubb, Hiscox, Sterling and Oak Underwriting. We also see insurance as integral to your financial planning - and our in-house financial advice team brings a 'joined-up' approach with financial protection, planning and investment advice.

Why use a broker?

As a specialist broker, we believe we really earn our commission. Unlike the automated “computer says no” approach of some vast corporations, we give you real time from a real person with real expertise – which yields tangible benefits. Paying for an insurance policy that doesn’t live up to its promises is just money down the drain.

  • Time saving: you can spend hours online searching for insurance – but often you’re comparing apples with oranges.  Wouldn’t you rather talk to someone who understands your needs and can take the stress out of buying insurance?  Using La Playa to seek out the most appropriate policy for you can save lots of time.  We’ll also help you connect with advice on security, fire safety, valuations, surveyors, reinstatement value and art/antiques/jewellery collections.
  • Expert advice: by helping you manage your risks better, we can often secure better premium rates.  We can also advise on the sums you need to insure – a good broker should have a sound knowledge of changing trends and values in the art and antiques market, for example.  As well as making sure you have comprehensive cover, individual advice could help reduce your premium – for example, if gold prices drop, you shouldn’t pay as much to insure your gold jewellery.  Conversely, if your period property is insured for its market value, this may not be enough to cover the cost of specialist craftsmen and authentic materials you’d need to reinstate it after a loss.
  • Knowledge of the market: we scrutinise home insurance policies every day, checking for small-print exclusions that could cause a problem and penny-pinching shortcuts that some policies carry.  We know which policies really hold water and know those insurers who can really deliver on the service they promise.
  • Understanding your needs: we’ll take time to talk through your lifestyle and priorities – for example, if you only wear 30% of your jewellery collection, why pay to insure 100% being out of the safe? 

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“Every time I call, I get first rate, super fast responses and the patience to go through all of my concerns and questions.”

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About La Playa Private Client

Specialist & Independent

Specialist & Independent

La Playa Private Client creates a safe space for you to live life to the full, enjoying your family, friends, and assets wherever you are in the world - without worry or hassle.

We can make sense of all your insurance needs - property, yachts and superyachts, high-performance and classic cars, private jets, art, wine and jewelry collections – and your liabilities too. We can pull multiple assets together on a single “portfolio” policy – or if you prefer, take care of each item separately. 

Amid the impersonal and automated world of large insurance corporations, La Playa provides a refreshingly boutique-style service, with individual advice, and cover based on in-depth understanding of your specific situation. After a detailed and confidential review of your needs and priorities, we’ll structure your insurance arrangements so you know you and your family are protected, come what may.  

Advice you can trust

…from an expert who understands you

  • Specialist, global policies for affluent lifestyles
  • Independent, specialist advice
  • Boutique–style, luxury service
  • “Can do” culture
  • Worldwide capability: offices in New York & London
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