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ICOBS 2.1.1GRP
1Different provisions in this sourcebook may apply depending on the type of person with whom a firm is dealing:(1) A policyholder includes anyone who, upon the occurrence of the contingency insured against, is entitled to make a claim directly to the insurance undertaking.(2) Only a policyholder or a prospective policyholder who makes the arrangements preparatory to him concluding a contract of insurance (directly or through an agent) is a customer. In this sourcebook, customers
ICOBS 2.1.3GRP
If a customer is acting in the capacity of both a consumer and a commercial customer in relation to a particular contract of insurance, the customer is a commercial customer.
ICOBS 2.1.4GRP

In practice, private individuals may act in a number of capacities. The following table sets out a number of examples of how an individual acting in certain capacities should, in the FSA's view, be categorised.

Customer classification examples

Capacity

Classification

Personal representatives, including executors, unless they are acting in a professional capacity, for example, a solicitor acting as executor.

Consumer

Private individuals acting in personal or other family circumstances, for example, as trustee of a family trust.

Consumer

Trustee of a trust such as a housing or NHS trust.

Commercial customer

Member of the governing body of a club or other unincorporated association such as a trade body and a student union.

Commercial customer

Pension trustee.

Commercial customer

Person taking out a policy covering property bought under a buy-to-let mortgage.

Commercial customer

Partner in a partnership when taking out insurance for purposes related to his profession.

Commercial customer

ICOBS 5.1.4GRP
A firm should bear in mind the restriction on rejecting claims for non-disclosure (). Ways of ensuring a customer knows what he must disclose include:(1) explaining the duty to disclose all circumstances material to a policy, what needs to be disclosed, and the consequences of any failure to make such a disclosure; or(2) ensuring that the customer is asked clear questions about any matter material to the insurance undertaking.
ICOBS 1.1.4GRP
Guidance on the application provisions is in ICOBS 1 Annex 1 (Part 4).