Financial strength ratings

A financial strength rating from a credit rating agency is an independent opinion of an insurer's financial strength and ability to meet its ongoing insurance policy and contract obligations. Ratings are based on a comprehensive quantitative and qualitative evaluation of a company's balance sheet strength, operating performance and business profile.

Ecclesiastical Insurance Office plc maintains an interactive relationship with credit rating agencies AM Best and Moody's. The table below lists the current financial strength ratings from each rating agency.



 Financial strength

 Last update


 AM Best A Affirmed July 2022 Stable
 Moody's A2 Affirmed December 2022 Stable

In line with normal business practice, we routinely review our rating agencies. As a result of that review, we have recently added Moody’s alongside AM Best as our agencies. Given that businesses of our size and type would typically have two rating agencies, we have agreed with S&P to exit our relationship with them.

Our current ratings remain strong, with S&P reiterating an exit rating of A- (stable). Our ratings with Moody’s is A2 (stable) and with AM Best is A (Stable). This continues to give us confidence that we are able to deliver for our customers, clients and partners whilst maintaining our capital strength.