Cyber Insurance and why it is a necessity
August 15, 2018

Cyber Insurance and why it is a necessity

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Every business owner knows that you need to have insurance against fire even though the chances of your premises burning down in a given year are very low. But many business owners operate without cyber insurance although up  to 76% of businesses are hacked every year with the average claims cost of £100,000. It is…

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Best Insurance LinkedIn Groups
July 10, 2018

Best Insurance LinkedIn Groups

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Social media in today’s world is all consuming, it’s simply everywhere, whether you’re on your desktop or mobile phone, it’s literally a click away. One of the most popular platforms, especially for professionals, is LinkedIn Here at Ascend we love to use LinkedIn not to only to stay in touch with our clients but to…

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Messi has insured his legs for £750m
June 21, 2018

Messi has insured his legs for £750m

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Did you know that Lionel Messi insured his legs for €750 million? The world cup is now in full swing and while the first round of games has already amazed and entertained the masses it was a little fact we found out before Argentina’s 1-1 draw with Iceland that stunned us. The Argentina captain reportedly…

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Ascend present to members of the Willis Towers Watson Networks in Palma
June 9, 2018

Ascend present to members of the Willis Towers Watson Networks in Palma

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Ascend managing director, Matthew Collins shared his views of the market, the problems with consolidation and why independent brokers provide the best option to clients at the Willis Towers Watson Networks annual forum in Palma, Mallorca on Thursday. Sharing his career experience and observations of the market, Matthew presented to the 86 network members and…

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Ascend 24/7 – Our revolutionary client app video
May 24, 2018

Ascend 24/7 – Our revolutionary client app video

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Access your policy documents 24/7 Changing the way you manage your insurance programme We like to do things a bit differently at Ascend and are delighted to advise of the launch of Ascend 24/7 an online client portal and app that allows all our customers to access our back office system. Whether you are looking to change…

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Download our underinsurance guide
May 24, 2018

Download our underinsurance guide

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Underinsurance is a frequently used term in insurance and often associated with ‘Average’ although the two should not be confused. The potential impact of underinsurance in the event of a claim should not be underestimated. The following statistics published by Barrett Corp Harrington for 2007/11 indicate the extent of the problem: • 85% of cases…

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Ascend Charity Skydive Team Raise £1,600
May 23, 2018

Ascend Charity Skydive Team Raise £1,600

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On Saturday 19th May Max Collins & James Kemsley completed a 13,000ft Skydive on behalf of local Charity CHESS Homesless. The event took place at Beccles Airfield, Suffolk at UK Parachuting with the team raising over £1,600 from donations. Thank you. Still time to donate  Watch Skydive Trailer CHESS is a small charity which has…

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Alpha Insurance (Lima ) Collapse
May 9, 2018

Alpha Insurance (Lima ) Collapse

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If your fleet insurance is placed with Lima/Alpha Insurance we have been advised yesterday evening (7th May 2018)  by the British Insurance Brokers Association that they have been declared bankrupt and all policies are cancelled with immediate effect from 5pm 7th May 2018. Lima specialised in the Haulage, Courier, Self Drive Hire and Private Hire…

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Top 15 Drivers Tips Checklist
May 2, 2018

Top 15 Drivers Tips Checklist

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Do you consider yourself a rule-abiding citizen and a good driver? Even if you take care at the wheel, you may be regularly flouting the Highway Code, or breaking the law without knowing it.  Breaking the rules of the road could put you or other people in danger and invalidate your insurance. And offences such…

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Employment Law – 2018 information and facts & figures
April 25, 2018

Employment Law – 2018 information and facts & figures

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Working with Coates & Co, specialists in Employment Law, we have been able to provide you with a summary of useful Employment Law facts and figures that will apply from April 2018. This informative summary for 2018/19 gives details of: Employment compensation limits Statutory redundancy Maternity, paternity and sick pay entitlement The national minimum wage…

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