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  • COB 7.8.2 COB 7.8.2

    (1) Subject to COB Rule 7.8.3, an Insurer or Insurance Intermediary must only make a recommendation to a Retail Client to enter into a Contract of Insurance that is General Insurance where it has taken reasonable steps to ensure that the recommended Contract of Insurance is suitable in light of the Client's demands and needs.
    (2) The Insurer or Insurance Intermediary must obtain from a Retail Client such information as is necessary to identify the Client's circumstances and objectives, and consider whether the terms of the particular contract of General Insurance meet the requirements identified.
    Derived from DFSA RM56/2008 (Made 1st July 2008). [VER14/07-08]

    • COB 7.8.2 Guidance

      Simple and easy to understand general insurance products, such as motor insurance, do not require a detailed suitability assessment. However, in other cases, the information which an Insurer or Insurance Intermediary would generally need to have about the Client’s needs and demands, before making a recommendation about a product, include:
      a. details relating to the purpose for which the Client is seeking to obtain insurance cover (e.g., what risks the Client wishes to cover);
      b. the Client’s circumstances, including financial, to assess the type of exclusions and level of excess the Client wishes to accept, or is suitable for the particular Client; and
      c. any other matters relevant to the particular type of insurance product or market.
      [Added] DFSA RMI259/2019 (Made 1st January 2020). [VER/34/01-20]