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Kidnap & Ransom

Kidnap for Ransom has persisted uninhibited for centuries

The threats faced from kidnapping and extortion has escalated throughout Africa, South America, Asia and the Middle East according to the latest known reported incidents.

With innovative techniques and increasingly sophisticated technology becoming available, growing trends suggest financially and ideologically motivated groups pose significant risks to Europe and North America too.

R K Harrison is one of the market leaders in the placement of Kidnap, Ransom and Extortion programmes and we are recognised for our in-depth knowledge and service. We understand that the world continues to develop rapidly and we are here to support our clients as they expand into new territories. We help them understand how to protect the people they send abroad and proficiently react if the worst were to happen.

We specialise in crisis management insurance and provides solutions to our global clientele. Our clients benefit from our knowledge and intricate understanding of the exposures and threats they may face, whether they are a global humanitarian aid organisation or a solitary traveller. We always endeavour to understand the specific risks and needs of each individual entity in order to provide the best possible solutions.

Our specialist team can provide existing and prospective clients with independent country risk reports on demand. The reports use relevant trends, statistics and insight to provide timely advice for clients as we look to be a step ahead when authorised to help prevent, prepare and manage if someone close to them disappears.

Crisis management exposures include:

  • Kidnap for Ransom
  • Extortion
  • Bodily Injury
  • Illegal Detention
  • Legal Liability
  • Business Interruption
  • Protection of Assets from Illegal Demands
  • Threat Response
  • Disappearance Investigation
  • Emergency Political Repatriation and Relocation
  • Hijack
  • Hostage Crisis
  • Cyber Extortion
  • Child Abduction
  • The Loss of Ransom in Transit
  • Piracy
  • Loss of Earnings


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In 2015, our private client team managed over 3,000 claims ranging from moderate sums to hundreds of thousands of pounds. 

Speak to our claims managers today to find out more about how we can support