David Beckham may have taken one of the most valuable high net worth insurance accounts with him when he went to Spain.

As he sets up home in Madrid with a multimillion pound home and fleet of luxury cars, will current broker Robertson Taylor continue to carry the business?

"Absolutely no comment," said partner Ian France.

But a line on the website of JR Clare, the underwriting agency that places the account, could shed some light on the affair.

The site states: "We regret that we are unable to offer any terms for properties outside of the UK."

Company rule, but perhaps this time they would be prepared to bend it - like Beckham.