What is an Insurance Backed Guarantee (IBG)?

Interested in an Insurance Backed Guarantee? Read our guide on where they can be used, how they work and how Compariqo can help you with one for your upcoming or ongoing projects.


What is an Insurance Backed Guarantee?

An Insurance Backed Guarantee (IBG) is a type of financial guarantee that provides assurance to customers or clients that they will be compensated if a product or service fails to meet certain specified criteria or if the supplier fails to fulfill their contractual obligations.

An IBG is essentially a form of insurance that protects the customer or client against financial losses resulting from defects, non-performance, or other failures.

In an Insurance Backed Guarantee, an insurance company acts as a guarantor for the supplier or service provider. The insurance company issues a guarantee certificate to the customer or client, which outlines the terms and conditions of the guarantee and If the supplier fails to meet their obligations or if the product or service is defective, the customer can make a claim to the insurance company for compensation.

How do they work?

Here’s how it typically happens:

1. Agreement: The buyer and seller enter into a contract or transaction where a guarantee is required. This can include construction projects, home improvements, or the purchase of high-value goods.

2. Guarantee: The seller or contractor offers a guarantee to the buyer to ensure the performance or quality of the product or service. This guarantee may involve aspects such as workmanship, materials, or structural integrity.

3. Insurance Coverage: To back up the guarantee, the seller or contractor obtains an insurance policy from an insurer. The insurer agrees to cover the financial obligations outlined in the guarantee if the seller or contractor fails to meet them.

4. Claim Process: If the buyer experiences a problem covered by the guarantee, they can file a claim with the insurer. The claim will be evaluated to determine if it meets the terms and conditions specified in the guarantee and the insurance policy.

5. Financial Compensation: If the claim is approved, the insurer will provide financial compensation to the buyer, typically up to the limits specified in the insurance policy. This compensation can help cover the cost of repairs, replacement, or rectifying the issues outlined in the guarantee.

Do Compariqo offer IBGs?

Yes, Compariqo can offer you an instant quote on Insurance Backed Guarantee cover. Simply visit our IBG quoting form, and we can get your started today.

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Harrow, UK

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Brickmort Developments

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Excellent, prompt service and we will definitely be using you again during our next build.  Both Steve and myself were impressed from our initial contact with Jaimie through to completion.

Jaimie explained in detail the insurance suitable and immediately emailed the contract for us to read. No sales pressure and responded when answers were required.

So, thank you again to you and your team at Compariqo.


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