Our approach to Product Governance
RSA has an established Product Governance Framework in place to design, approve, distribute, oversee, change, and withdraw products throughout the lifecycle to ensure they deliver good customer outcomes and meet regulatory requirements.
What you'll find on this page
We made necessary enhancements to processes, systems, and controls to address the additional requirements that came into effect on 1 October 2021.
An overview of our Framework and product review and approval process can be found below. If you have any questions, please contact your RSA Relationship Manager, or send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have a Product Governance Framework in place to manage our products from identification through to closure. The Framework helps us meet requirements set out in the FCA Product Intervention and Product Governance Sourcebook Chapter 4 (PROD 4) and the Insurance Distribution Directive (IDD), where RSA is a product manufacturer of UK General Insurance products.
How our framework works
We use a set of questions to establish the inherent risk of our products, including consideration of a number of product risk factors, including target market, product type, and distribution method. The product risk rating informs our review schedule.
The product review and approval process is driven by questions that balance quantitative (e.g. metrics such as claims acceptance rate, claims complaints (as a % of claims), claims frequency, loss ratio, operations service) and qualitative information (e.g. processes and controls) to form our view on product value. These questions encompass product cover, utility, RSA service, and distribution, with further investigation and/or mitigating actions triggered by question responses, as appropriate.
Our ongoing Customer Outcome Monitoring also informs the timing of our reviews. When key metrics (e.g. claims or complaints) indicate potential – or actual – customer harm or poor value, we may accelerate the review for the impacted product(s).
Partner Information Request
Product Review and Approval and Product Fair Value Assessment Reporting
Target Market Statement
Where RSA is the sole manufacturer, we share our approved Target Market Statement with relevant distribution partners. This includes details of the intended target market, suitable distribution methods, and a summary of the RSA product fair value assessment outcome and conclusion.
The Target Market Statement for each of our products includes consideration of:
- What customer need is met by the product
- Who the product is designed for
- Who the product is not designed to support
- Whether the product be sold with or without advice
- How the product should be sold.
FCA General Insurance Pricing Practices
Find out what you need to know in relation to the FCA’s General Insurance Pricing Practices report.
Home and Motor insurance pricing
Everything you need to know about RSA's Home and Motor insurance pricing
Brokers and Partners
Our partnerships run deeper than products. With brokers we are partners in risk, sharing knowledge and best practice, working together for the benefit of customers.