Cyber-attacks are on the rise
October 14, 2019

Cyber-attacks are on the rise

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With hundreds of thousands of Cyber-attacks per year, it is little wonder that some challenges are successful. We all know that Cybercrime is on the rise, but the reality is that we are only aware of the successful attacks on our practices, or the obvious attempts of attacks such as phishing or ransomware. According to…

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Corporate Travel insurance is an essential purchase
October 7, 2019

Corporate Travel insurance is an essential purchase

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Purchasing an annual policy protects your employees whilst they are traveling on your behalf, and an annual policy arranged through your broker takes the worry out of purchasing a policy every time they travel – or relying on the limited cover that may be provided through your credit card. Importantly, when an employee is sick…

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10 reasons why you should consider D&O Cover
September 29, 2019

10 reasons why you should consider D&O Cover

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• Employment Claims Sadly, we now live is a litigious society, ‘where there is blame there is claim mentality’. A company needs to protect itself, as claims can result in astounding settlements. • SME’s (Small Medium sized Enterprises) are exposed. In fact, a small operation is far more vulnerable to financial devastation from litigation fees…

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Some Key Benefits of using an Independent Broker
September 22, 2019

Some Key Benefits of using an Independent Broker

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1. A logical option One of the gripes people find with insurance bought online is that it doesn’t actually cover you the way you want it to. When you get a quote online, think about the information you provide. Does it encapsulate your requirements? How can a quote be provided in such little information? An…

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The Broker Innovation of the Year Awards 2019 – Winner
September 5, 2019

The Broker Innovation of the Year Awards 2019 – Winner

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The Broker Innovation Awards – Start-up Broker of the Year 2019 WINNER We are delighted to have been crowned Start-up business of the year 2019 at The Broker Innovation Award 2019 held at Leonardo Royal Hotel, Tower Bridge in London. We also were finalists in another 3 categories including: • Commercial Broker of the Year…

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Chelmsford Broker Facilitates Counter Terrorism Advice for SMEs
September 4, 2019

Chelmsford Broker Facilitates Counter Terrorism Advice for SMEs

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Ascend have featured in a recent article in the Essex magazine about our Terrorism and Cyber Crime event on the 10th of September being held at Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford. The article gives details about the event and what the day will include. The event will give insights into protection from Cyber Crime and Terrorism…

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The New Discount Rate – Bad News All Round
September 2, 2019

The New Discount Rate – Bad News All Round

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It was announced on Monday 15 July by the Ministry of Justice that the Ogden Discount Rate will only marginally increase from the -0.75% level to -0.25% with effect from 5 August 2019. This is a disappointing result because the government had previously indicated to the industry and the financial markets that the rate would…

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Driving offences, you’ve probably never heard of that carry HUGE fines and penalties
September 2, 2019

Driving offences, you’ve probably never heard of that carry HUGE fines and penalties

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There are a number of lesser known or obscure driving laws and offences in the UK that could see drivers attract huge fines and penalty point endorsements. Having a dirty number plate There is a law which states that any number plate that is obscured by dirt or grime can be charged with a hefty…

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Is your business at risk of underinsurance?
September 1, 2019

Is your business at risk of underinsurance?

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Your premium is calculated based on your individual circumstances and the amount of cover you choose to take out to protect your business. Underinsurance occurs when you have not taken out the right amount of insurance cover for your needs. What does it mean if I am underinsured? Taking out insufficient insurance cover will essentially…

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Why Defamation Cover Should Be Considered By All
August 26, 2019

Why Defamation Cover Should Be Considered By All

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In May, a UK publishing-tech start-up business set up a crowdfunding website, to try to finance expansion into the USA, having already created 100-page biographies for 475 everyday individuals since its foundation in June 2015. You no longer need to be a celebrity to have a biography that records the memorable moments of your life.…

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