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Share Protection and Partnership Protection

Setting up Share Protection and Partnership Protection

Share Protection should be recommended to limited companies and Partnership Protection should be recommended to partnerships and limited liability partnerships.

This table summarises suitability, benefits and the type of policy required.

Business type

Who should be insured


How to set up the cover

Limited companies


The remaining business owners keep control of the company (control isn’t passed onto anyone else).

The sold shares get fair value – without available capital (and a cross option agreement) the shares could be sold by the deceased owner’s family at below market value (for a quick sale).

The arrangement is tax-efficient.

Own life: each shareholder or partner takes out a plan on their own life which is written in trust for the other business owners. Each shareholder or partner signs a cross option agreement. The remaining partners use the money paid under the claim to buy the shares.

Life of another: if there are only two or three business owners, they can take out life-of-another plans on each other. The owners also sign a cross option agreement. The claim is then paid to the remaining business owners who use the proceeds to purchase the deceased’s shares.

Limited Liability Partnerships




The remaining partner/partners keep control of the company.

Own life: each partner takes out a plan on their own life which is written in trust for the other business owners.

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Find out more about the type of businesses we cover and the policies available.

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Our Business Protection includes valuable telephone support for your clients and their employees.

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Our team will make sure that all your Business Protection applications are dealt with quickly and efficiently.

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