About us

Why Vanbreda

With more than 85 years of experience under the belt, supported by digital tools and an extensive international insurance network, you will find in Vanbreda Risk & Benefits a partner who grows with your organisation, thinks outside the box and acts proactively.


As Belgium's largest insurance broker and risk consultant, we advise entrepreneurs, companies and public, social and financial institutions on insurance, risk management and employee benefits.

Vanbreda Risk & Benefits has already been recognised several times as Belgium’s “Best Managed Company”. We stand for a sustainable and honest partnership with all our clients, employees, insurers and stakeholders. Our staff is committed to doing everything possible for you and your organisation.

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Nowadays, risk management and follow-up of the technical and legal aspects of insurance require the kind of extensive expertise that the average Flemish company simply does not have. With Vanbreda, we have established a close partnership
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Our mission & our success

The belief that every person and every business is entitled to the best possible insurance solution is central to Vanbreda’s mission. To deliver on that promise in a rapidly changing world, we must constantly innovate our operation and organisation.

The way we translate our years of expertise and experience, with a wide variety of risks and sectors, into a personalised approach combined with the latest technology is the basis of our success.

Tailor-made insurance solutions

We take the time to listen to you and understand and visualise the needs of your organisation. That personal approach leads to unique tailor-made solutions so that risks are optimally covered.

Correct premiums

Our rock-solid market position allows us to negotiate the best terms for you and produce policies at extremely competitive premiums. You also pay correct premiums for customised solutions.

Swift claims settlement at home and abroad

We are always in close contact with our clients and make every effort to settle damages correctly and quickly in your best interest. Our partnership with Lockton Global ensures international expertise at the local level. Our efficiency in settling claims is exceptional.

No-nonsense approach

Thanks to our methodological approach, we keep very close track of everything. We keep our promises, work proactively and prioritise risk prevention. In case of damage, we respond quickly and appropriately.

Close partnership

Our staff is always there for you. They take the time to get to know you and your business. This personal approach creates a close relationship with our clients.

Latest technology

We invest in digital tools to speed up the settlement of claims. Using modern digital tools, we evolve with your organisation and offer solutions to new insurance challenges.

From family business to Belgium’s largest insurance broker


Establishment of the insurance firm J. Van Breda & C° in Lier


Acquisition WP Van der Held BV in the Netherlands


Acquisition of Fryns Verzekeringen in Hasselt


Acquisition of Assurgest in Luxembourg


Acquisition of the office for European officials in Brussels


Establishment of international partnership Lockton Global


Acquisition of G&G Verzekerin- gen in Rijkevorsel and Huysmans Verzekeringen in Mechelen


Acquisition of Cornelis & Partners in Merelbeke
Participation in marine broker Proteus in Antwerp


Acquisition of Mediùs Verzekeringen in Antwerp


Integration Proteus, establishment Vanbreda Marine


Integration Vanbreda Infact


Acquisition of Soenen Verzekeringen in Poperinge, Ypres and Roeselare

Acquisition part of Driesassur portfolio in Antwerp

Acquisition of Van Marcke portfolio in Ledegem


Aquisition of Simplex EB Insurance in Hasselt and Herent


Aquisition of Dekerf & Partners in Ternat


The company grows and moves to the current offices on Plantin and Moretuslei in Antwerp


The company is now called Vanbreda Risk & Benefits


Opening of the office for companies in Brussels


Acquisition of Credinco in Brasschaat and Ausloos Group in Leuven


Acquisition of Schweitzer in Luxembourg, Sobimo Invest in Leuven and L. Van Paeschen & Co in Aartselaa


Acquisition of Missinne in Kortemark and Nieuwpoort and Kettlitz Wulfse in the Netherlands


Acquisition of InFact-JMT in Leuven


Acquisition of Meeuwesen Adviesgroep/Arboteam and Braintree Investments in the Netherlands

Acquisition of Partner in Benefits in Beveren


Acquisition of Havelaar & van Stolk/Helviass and Zicht op Beter in the Netherlands

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International partnership with Lockton Global

In order to best serve our clients with foreign branches, we have an international partnership with Lockton Global. The partners of this network have been chosen on the basis of their quality and pro-activeness. Here too, service is key, which means that more and more multinationals and international companies are consciously choosing our approach.

Our employees are our greatest asset

Our employees are our most important capital. Thanks to their commitment and know-how, Vanbreda grew into a leading insurance partner in the Benelux area.

High-level expertise

More than 800 employees use their expertise to advise over 25,000 clients in the areas of risk management, insurance solutions and employee benefits. Their know-how enables them to find an appropriate solution for each unique situation.

Family character

As an independent broker owned by family shareholders, we have a strong sense of responsibility not only to our clients, but also to our employees and to society.


We strive to build long-term relationships based on close cooperation. Those sustainable relationships with our clients create a strong bond, which in turn results in strong results in customer satisfaction surveys.

Continuous development

Our employees keep developing so that they are always able to suggest the right solutions and update policies when necessary. We keep a close eye on innovations and changes, and are at the forefront of developing new insurance solutions.

Always near you

Vanbreda has offices in several regions. That way, you can always find an office near you.

Focus on stability

We are proud to mention that Vanbreda Risk & Benefits has a client retention rate of more than 98%. We invest in our people and their development. Together, we provide a stable work environment so that our focus is entirely on your business.

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VanbredaConnect: online platform for employers

VanbredaConnect gives you online access to your corporate insurance policies and claims. A platform developed specially for you as an employer.

  • Access your files wherever you are
  • Easy and secure consultation of claims
  • Convenient and secure document exchange
  • Report damage online
  • Track status of claims

Sustainability is Key

As a leading company, Vanbreda Risk & Benefits believes it is important to make a contribution to society, the environment, the economy and the well-being of our employees. This is why sustainable business has been a conscious choice for many years. For this, we focus on the three pillars: people, environment and society.


We support the physical and mental well-being of our employees by offering training, providing a high-quality work environment, organising events and adopting a business ethic based on mutual respect.


At Vanbreda, we pursue an integrated green company policy. 100% green electricity in our offices, a green vehicle fleet and optimum waste management are just the tip of the iceberg.


Vanbreda makes an annual commitment to charity, and our employees participate in voluntary activities to support social organisations. We actively engage together to give a boost to vulnerable sectors and individuals.

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Vanbreda Risk & Benefits

Vanbreda Risk & Benefits, the insurance partner with a heart for you and your organisation. We represent your interests worldwide with passion, expertise and conviction.

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