Set up in 1980, Berkeley Alexander are a leading wholesale General Insurance intermediary, allowing firms such as Independent Financial Advisers, Mortgage Brokers, and other Independent Intermediaries to sell General Insurance products to their clients without the need for an agency with the insurer direct. In March 2008, Berkeley Alexander was acquired by Cullum Capital Ventures Ltd, one of the UK’s fastest growing insurance groups.
To find out more about Berkeley Alexander, visit the About Us page.
Berkeley Alexander is a well established, reputable and profitable business to business General Insurance wholesaler, offering both personal and commercial insurance lines of business to IFA networks, directly authorised IFAs and mortgage brokers, small insurance brokers and organisations such as solicitors and estate agents. We can provide a wide range of products, and an extremely competitive, simple service called BA Solus, enabling those advisers who wish to focus on just a few key providers within clearly defined sectors (currently ASU/MPPI, Household and Buy to Let insurances) to do so.
Berkeley Alexander can accept business where full advice has been given by the adviser or where the adviser wishes simply to introduce business, whereby we accept regulatory responsibility for the advice given.
Yes, advisers can choose simply to introduce business to Berkeley Alexander. With this course of action, we do all the essential work and you receive an increasing and on-going income. We will use our 60+ agencies to find a competitive deal for your client and we will examine each renewal to ensure they remain competitive. Further, we assume full regulatory responsibility and deal direct with your client, dealing with any mid-term adjustments and claims. To find out more, go to our Introducing page.
Yes, we do. We have access to a wide range of product providers, offering policies to cover areas such as shops and offices, public and employer/employee liability, contractors insurance, business combined, commercial legal insurance to name but a few. Full details can be found on our Commercial page.
BA SOLUS is our premier single insurer quotation system giving you instant access to leading insurers for buildings and/or contents, MPPI, Buy to Let and other products. Online quote and buy facilities are available with excellent indemnity commission.
Whenever you are logged into the web site, you will be able to view a list of commissions payable through the "See Also..." menu. This list will include initial and renewal commissions for advised sales (where you deal with your client) and for introduced sales (where we deal directly with your client).
As long as we hold you account details this payment will be made via our BACS system at the end of every month. If a statement comes through confirming a balance brought forward please forward your account details on headed paper together with your agency number. The payment will then be made to you the following month.
Commission is paid around about the 28th of every month via our BACS system.
Commission is usually paid in the 2nd month of the policy starting. For example:
For a policy paid upfront with a start date of 15.01.07 – we receive commission from the insurer on 28.02.07 we would then forward the payment to you in our March statement.
For policies paid by Direct Debit, commission is paid dependent on when first payment is taken from the client account rather than the start date. For example, if the policy starts around the middle of January, the first payment won’t come out until February. We would then receive commission at the end of March and forward payment to you in our April payment. (MortgageLIFELINE commission is paid the month following the first payment being taken from the client's account.)
Commission on all cases is paid Net of IPT. There is no commission payable in respect of this Government tax.
Whenever you are not logged into the site, the "Your Next Step" menu will have an option of "Agent Login". You will then have the option of "Create a New Account", again in the "Your Next Step" menu. This will lead you through creating an account and setting up your password to get you logged in straight away.
Go to the home page and simply click on the "Get A Quote" button for the product you require.
Alternatively, if the product you require is not listed, click on "Products" on the menu and select your product from the more expansive list provided and follow the on screen instructions. If you are still unable to find the product you require, either use the "Other Products" section or phone us on 0845 355 1166.
Simply go to our home page at www.baonline.co.uk and click on the product you require.
Alternatively, click on "Products" on the menu and a list of our full standard product range will be shown. Click again on the product you are interested in to find out about getting a comparative quote for that product. If you have any problems or do not see the product you require, please call us on 0845 355 1166.
Simply go to www.basolus.co.uk and click the "Get A Quote" button for the product you require.
Alternatively, click on "Products" in the menu and select the product you require from our comprehensive list. If you still don't see the product you require, please call us on 0845 355 1166.
Alternatively, you can call us with details of the insurance you require on 0845 355 1166.
Simply go to our "Who's Who" of staff and choose which section leader would be most suited to your query. Then just call us on 0845 355 1166 and ask to speak to them, or use the email address provided on the page.