Consumer Insurance Contracts Act 2019


Insurable interest

7. (1) A claim by a consumer under an otherwise valid contract of insurance shall not be rejected by the insurer by reason only that the consumer does not have, or did not have at the time when the contract was entered into, an interest in the subject-matter of the contract.

(2) Where the consumer is required, because the contract of insurance is also a contract of indemnity, to have an interest in the subject-matter of the contract, the interest required shall not extend beyond a factual expectation either of an economic benefit from the preservation of the subject matter, or of an economic loss on its destruction, damage or loss that would arise in the ordinary course of events.

(3) An insurer is not relieved of liability under the contract of insurance by reason only that the name of the person who may benefit under the contract is not specified in a policy document.