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The DIFC and different types of insurers

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Staff Writer, TLR

Published on July 14, 2023, 17:41:00


Regulatory legal frameworks Dubai International Financial Centre DIFC

Regulatory and legal frameworks in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) allow businesses to operate according to international best practices. In addition to financial institutions, it is a hub for insurance companies.

Individuals and businesses can find various insurance products and services in the DIFC. Their clients receive fair and transparent service as a result of their regulation by the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA).

Here are some of the types of insurers that operate in the DIFC:

  1. Life insurance companies provide financial security to individuals and their families in the event of the policyholder's death or disability. They also offer investment-linked policies that allow policyholders to invest in the stock market and earn profits from their investments.
  2. General insurance companies offer a range of insurance products to protect individuals and businesses from various risks such as property damage, liability, and loss of income. These companies offer a variety of insurance products including motor insurance, house insurance, travel insurance, and health insurance, among others, in the DIFC.
  3. Reinsurance companies offer insurance coverage to other insurance companies, providing them with additional coverage beyond their capacity to spread the risk of large losses. This enables insurers to offer their clients higher coverage limits and protection against catastrophic losses.
  4. Captive insurance companies are owned by businesses to insure the risks of their operations. They offer an economical way for businesses to manage their insurance risks and lower their overall insurance expenses.
  5. Takaful insurance companies provide insurance products that comply with Shariah law. Their products are based on the idea of mutual assistance and risk-sharing among policyholders, in line with Islamic principles.

The DIFC acts as a central point for multiple insurance companies offering a wide range of insurance products and services to both individuals and businesses. To ensure that customers receive fair and transparent services, these insurers are governed by the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) and must follow strict rules and regulations.

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