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Water damage – over 25% of all claims originated from this risk
February 18, 2018

Water damage – over 25% of all claims originated from this risk

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In 2016, escape of water contributed to over a quarter of all domestic property insurance claims, ranking above ‘weather’ and ‘fire and explosion’. Between January and September 2017, these claims totalled £483m – an increase on the previous year. However, it’s also an issue in the commercial space. The continuing rise in escape of water […]

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Hauliers Liability – The importance of arranging the correct cover for your business
January 29, 2018

Hauliers Liability – The importance of arranging the correct cover for your business

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Simon Horton, Transportation Director at Ascend Broking takes a look at a hauliers responsibility for customers goods whilst they are in your care, custody or control. Hauliers are liable for loss or damage to goods at Common Law unless you operate under conditions of carriage or unless a statute applies. To carry under common law […]

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Two new motor fleet insurers enter the UK market
January 23, 2018

Two new motor fleet insurers enter the UK market

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Following the withdrawal of a number of motor fleet insurers in 2016/17, January has seen two new entrants utilising a select distribution network, one exclusively providing terms only with the use of forward thinking technology. We provide a brief overview as to how a different approach to the way you purchase motor fleet insurance can […]

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Ascend Monthly Newsletter December 2017
December 29, 2017

Ascend Monthly Newsletter December 2017

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In this month’s newsletter we cover: – Ascend 24/7 – Launch of telematics equipped cars – Preparing for winter – What you need to know about GDPR – Cyber insurance – Simon Horton joins Read The Full Newsletter Online Contact one of our consultants to find out more on any matter. 01245 449060 info@ascendbroking.co.uk

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Simon Horton joins Ascend to head up Transportation & Logistics
December 21, 2017

Simon Horton joins Ascend to head up Transportation & Logistics

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We are pleased to announce that Simon Horton has joined Ascend as Transportation & Logistics Director  to oversee our continued growth in the haulage, car transportation, freight and associated trades. Simon has over 20 years transportation broking experience having held a number of high profile market positions, most recently as deputy managing director at Arthur […]

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Covernotes Winter 2017 Newsletter
December 21, 2017

Covernotes Winter 2017 Newsletter

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Winter 2017 Newsletter Please download our winter 2017 newsletter Winter covernotes 2017 In this months Covernotes we cover:- Motor Vehicles: the new instruments of terror Weather-proof your business against the winter Social engineering, spear phishing, whaling…the latest trends in cyber-crime Are you GDPR ready? Recovering after a flood How would you handle a product recall? […]

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11 ways keep burglars at bay over Christmas
December 20, 2017

11 ways keep burglars at bay over Christmas

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Make sure Santa Claus is the only person sneaking into your home over Christmas by following these festive security tips. As Christmas approaches, homes will be filled with gadgets and expensive gifts. But just as you are looking forward to giving and receiving those festive goodies, burglars are looking forward to stealing them from you.
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Haulage Driver shortage – 50,000 new drivers needed in the industry
December 13, 2017

Haulage Driver shortage – 50,000 new drivers needed in the industry

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The RHA have advised that the industry has a shortfall of between 45,000 and 50,000 drivers and the situation is getting worse. Thousands of older drivers are leaving the industry and younger people can’t afford to get a truck licence. More than 85% of all goods bought in the UK are carried by a lorry […]

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Flood – The risk and how insurance will respond
October 30, 2017

Flood – The risk and how insurance will respond

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Many of Britain’s business owners have witnessed the devastating effects of flooding. The need for adequate insurance cover and business continuity planning has never been more apparent. Insurance can be arranged to cover both the physical damage to your property and your business’s loss of income as a result of certain specified incidents. Check your […]

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Home Cyber Protection  – how secure are your family?
September 16, 2017

Home Cyber Protection – how secure are your family?

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Modern households are more connected than ever – from your computers and phones, to entertainment systems and even household appliances and equipment. While these connections have made our lives simpler and easier, they have also opened up homeowners to a new range of personal cyber risks. What would you do if your home network was […]

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