Open Market Correspondents (OMC)

An OMC is an insurance intermediary who introduces business to a Lloyd's broker for placement in the Lloyd's market on an open market basis.

Process for registering/approving a new OMC

  1. Obtain the sponsorship of the Lloyd's broker
  2. Download the application form and Undertaking 
  3. Sponsoring Lloyd's broker and applicant to complete the application form, sign and return to the General Representative.
  4. Where necessary a General Representative may require further details and will contact the applicant (OMC) and/or the Lloyd's broker directly.
  5. Lloyd's General Representative will notify the sponsoring Lloyd's broker and OMC once an application has been successful

Becoming a Coverholder
All firms wishing to become an approved coverholder must complete the application process.

Each applicant requires a sponsoring Lloyd's broker and managing agent, who perform their own due diligence of the application before it is submitted to Lloyd's coverholder department for review.

In reviewing an application Lloyd's will pay particular attention to the following areas:

  • Suitability and experience of individuals 
  • Applicants financials 
  • Authority to operate in specified territories


Coverholder directory

Access the directory of Coverholders.

This directory includes information on all approved and restricted coverholder directory.

See for more details.

> Benelux coverholders

A coverholder, in the Netherlands better known as “gevolmachtigd agent”, is a company or partnership authorised by a managing agent to enter into a contract or contracts of insurance to be underwritten by the members of a syndicate managed by it in accordance with the terms of a binding authority.

> Benelux Service Companies

A Lloyd’s service company in the Netherlands is a local office of a managing agent at Lloyd’s.