As a Lloyd’s of London Insurance broker, the world is our oyster when it comes to obscure insurable interests. After browsing the web for inspiration we collated our top five ‘most wanted to get a firm order on’ ideas. Coming in at number five as a strong favourite was ‘Moustaches’. There is a market out there for those who are proud of their facial hair, rumour has it Australian Cricket player Merv Hughes reportedly insured his moustache for an estimated $370,000. Alien Abduction came in at number four. Research showed specific UFO insurers offer $10Million in coverage if you were to be abducted! In bronze medal position was ‘Special Talents’. This could be anything from insuring your singing voice to a footballers right foot. Pipped to the post at number two was ‘Fantasy Football’. An injured star player can cause serious problems to the teams progression, and in turn affect possible returns from your bet. Insurance can provide a pay-out if a player was to be taken ill or injured, this should cover entry fees and other expenses. Something to bear in mind for next season.
Finally, at number one the top favourite was ‘A prize for Capturing the Lochness Monster’. Lloyd’s of London have previously offered this insurance, but only on the condition that if the monster was caught, Lloyd’s could keep the mythical creature!