Insurance for freelancers

Fast and flexible cover for freelance professionals that can be arranged in minutes and changed anytime.

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Insurance cover for professionals

Freelancing is about freedom, flexibility and being your own boss. But it's not without its risks. Saying goodbye to the 9 to 5 means losing the safety net provided by your employer, so investing in freelance insurance is essential.

Our specialist insurance for freelancers means that if a project goes pear-shaped, you won't be saddled with an unexpected bill - or unnecessary stress. Plus, with our pay-monthly subscription, our policies are super flexible – so you'll never feel tied down.

From £5.13 per month

Pay by the month
Change or cancel any time
Make changes without fees
Instant documents

Digital Risks make insurance easy!

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Hassle-free insurance

Arrange your business insurance in minutes, by getting a quote and buying your policy online. No confusing forms or jargon, just plain English and a fast, seamless experience.

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Flexibility and growth

Our monthly subscription model gives you ultimate flexibility, with the option to cancel or change your cover at any time. No more annual contracts, it's insurance that grows with your business.

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Making a claim

Need to make a claim? With Digital Risks, it's a piece of cake. No outsourcing to third parties or lengthy delays, all claims are handled by our team personally and on a first-name basis.

A range of covers to meet your needs

Nasty surprises

Your knowledge and expertise are highly sought after, but what if you make a mistake? If your service or advice doesn't work out as expected, you could face a lawsuit, with legal costs and compensation to pay. If that happens, our professional indemnity cover for freelancers (PI) will ensure you're protected. Plus, clients may insist you have it – so it could help you win projects (or not lose them!)

Moments of clumsiness

Our public liability insurance for freelancers will protect you if you cause injury or property damage to a third party, either at your home office, co-working space, at a client's office, or when out and about. It's also worth bearing in mind that some of your clients, or even suppliers, might ask you to have PL, so make sure your minimum cover limit meets their requirements as well as your own.

Cyber and data threats

Cyber-attacks and data breaches are increasingly common, and it's not just big businesses that are under threat. If your freelance work involves handling a lot of client data – whether on your own systems or in the cloud - then you could be at risk. Our cyber security insurance for freelancers will protect you for a breach of data protection laws (where insurable by law) and your liability for handling data, as well as cover for extortion, system rectification costs, plus PR expenses and financial loss due to system downtime.

Tools of the trade

Whatever kit you rely on, whether that's a laptop, filming equipment or more technical machinery, having it lost, stolen or damaged will leave you high and dry. With our freelance contents insurance and portable equipment cover, we'll replace your gear and have you back up and running in no time. And unlike with many providers, being based in a co-working space is no problem.

Read Everything you need to know about going freelance.

We're rated excellent by our customers

Excellent value at an affordable monthly cost. I have not needed use the services. But its good to know I have the insurance there to allow me to get on with my work.

James, J. Black Photography

Flexible. simple, easy, immediate. As a busy freelancer I need flexibility to potentially change the policy month by month - very handy and a feature I didn't find with other providers.

Tim, Graphic Design Freelancer

Excellent service, and really lovely people. Completely understanding of small or start up businesses, and a willingness/ability to be flexible. I'm very happy.

Lorna, Magic Penny Gifts

A super slick interface and all around great experience. Thumbs up Digital Risks! Having spoken to a number of "large" insurers, the pricing I received from Digital Risks was much more competitively priced for "like for like" cover. Highly recommended.

Jonathan, Frello

Further reading

23 May 2019
3 minute read

Why is cybersecurity important?

To prevent your business from being a victim of third-party cyber attacks, there is a number of things you can do. Don't follow the wrong example - get your business covered.

20 May 2019
4 minute read

Small business workshops and training providers

While there’s a lot to be said for learning on the job, it certainly helps to have expert advice to fall back on, when starting a small business.

15 May 2019
7 minute read

25 cybersecurity resources you need to see

Here are 25 of the best cybersecurity resources out there to stay up to date with the rapidly growing area.

Award-Winning Insurance

We're the British Insurance Awards 2018 Insurance Start-up Winner - recognised for our innovative range of covers, online customer experience and flexible subscription model, which make buying and managing insurance easy and accessible for businesses in the digital industries.

We insure thousands of innovative businesses

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Authorised by the FCA

The FCA supervises UK financial services firms to protect consumers. We are directly authorised and regulated by the FCA and our Firm Reference Number is 656459. These details can be confirmed on the Financial Services Register at www.fca.org.uk or by calling the FCA on 0845 606 1234.

A-rated financial strength

Our insurance products are underwritten by security with Standard & Poor's A-rated financial strength or higher. This means the insurer has been independently assessed by the world’s leading credit rating provider and found to have a strong capacity to meet financial commitments (pay claims).

Protected by the FSCS

If you are a business with an annual turnover under £1m, charity with an annual income under £1m, or trust with net assets under £1m, then you will be entitled to compensation from the FSCS in the unlikely event we cannot meet our obligations. Full details and further information on the scheme are available at www.fscs.org.uk