Publication of Complaints Data

We take the feedback and complaints we receive from our customers and policyholders very seriously. It acts as a valuable source of information and enables us to constantly review the way we do things and make improvements wherever we can.

Complaints data

We strive to ensure that all complaints are handled as quickly as is reasonably possible and that every customer is kept informed of the progress. It is not always possible, or indeed, suitable to resolve a complaint immediately as we always endeavour to provide a thorough and fair investigation into what has occurred. Each complaint is handled by a dedicated complaint handler, often in consultation with senior managers.

Firm nameHiscox Insurance Company Limited
Other firms included with the reportHiscox MGA, Hiscox ASM, Hiscox Underwriting Limited, Hiscox SA
Period covered in report1st July 2023 to the 31st December 2023
Brand/trading names coveredHiscox Insurance Company Limited / Hiscox


Number of complaints table

Product / service groupingProvision (at reporting period end date)Intermediation (within the reporting period)No. of complaints openedNo. of complaints closedClosed within 3 days (%)Closed after 3 days but within 8 weeks (%)Percentage upheldMain cause of complaints opened
Banking and credit cardsN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Home financeN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Insurance and pure protection1.46 per 1,000 policies in forceN/A76179513%80%48%B - Claims related
Decumulation, life and pensionsN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Credit relatedN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A

What the data means

Provision (at reporting period end date) – This is the number of complaints received, within the six month period, per 1000 policies in force.

Complaints opened –  This is the number of complaints received in the six month period from 1st July 2023 to the 31st December 2023.

Complaints closed – This is the number of complaints that have been closed within the same period, but may have been received prior to 1st July 2023. Hence, it can be higher than the amount opened within this period.

Percentage closed within 3 days – This is the percentage of complaints that have been resolved within 3 days of receipt.

Percentage closed after 3 days but within 8 weeks – This is the percentage of complaints that have been resolved after 3 days but within 8 weeks. The 8 week period is the time that our regulator allows for us to initially investigate and provide our final response to a complaint.

Percentage upheld – This is the percentage of complaints that we uphold in favour of the complainant. Whilst we obviously hope that the products and services we offer are of an excellent standard and meet the needs of our customers, we recognise that we can always improve. Rather than make excuses, we are happy to accept where we have fallen short.

Main cause of complaints opened – This is the main cause of complaints received within the six month period. The listed cause is taken from the FCA definitions in regards to complaint categorisation.

If you have any questions relating to the statistics detailed above, or regarding how we handle complaints, please contact the Customer Relations Team. We strongly encourage our customers to provide us with feedback, both positive and negative, as it is so important in enabling us to improve. The team can be contacted in the following ways:


T 0800 116 4627 or 01904 681198
E [email protected]

How to make a complaint

Your views are important to us and if we do not deliver to the high standard of service you should expect from Hiscox, or if we make a mistake, we want to know. We will investigate your complaint and try to resolve the problem as quickly as possible.

Find out more about how to make a complaint