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As well as direct insurance companies, who will be able to take advantage of the single market in insurance, Gibraltar provides an attractive environment for:

  • Captive insurance companies
  • Re-insurance companies
  • International insurers setting up a base from which to access the EEA market
  • Insurance services companies establishing a European offshore cross-boarder base e.g.:

          * international insurance brokers
          * claims managers
          * loss adjusters
          * companies wishing to re-domicile.


Companies already established in another jurisdiction wishing to take advantage of Gibraltar's unique regime for insurance business have the relatively simple option to re-domicile to Gibraltar. In other words, simply "moving" their operations in their entirety to Gibraltar without having to close down their existing operation and set up afresh in Gibraltar.

Once a re-domiciled company obtains its licence and registers in Gibraltar it becomes a Gibraltar company.

Countries from which insurance companies can re-domicile to Gibraltar include:

  • all EEA member states
  • British Dependent Territories (including Bermuda and the Cayman Islands)
  • British Commonwealth countries (including Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man)
  • Switzerland.


Anthony Fisher

Finance Centre Development Director
Department of Trade & Industry
Government of Gibraltar
Suite 771, Europort

Tel No: + 350 50011
Fax No: + 350 47677
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