Category: Directors & Officers


Recession proof your business by creating your own banking facilities
October 14, 2020

Recession proof your business by creating your own banking facilities

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No one can be in any doubt about the devastating effect the pandemic has had on businesses – both large and small, and across all sectors. While more people have headed back to work in non-essential areas and pubs, restaurants and hairdressers are about to re-open, the alert level has only just been reduced from…

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Directors & Officers premiums on the rise
August 13, 2020

Directors & Officers premiums on the rise

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Directors and officers liability insurance rates will likely more than double for some sectors in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, as insurers respond to increased shareholder litigation over the past three years and future litigation over coronavirus-related exposures, according to a report by A.M. Best. The report rating agency noted that rates have already…

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Could you face new liabilities as a result of COVID-19?
June 1, 2020

Could you face new liabilities as a result of COVID-19?

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Employee and public liability claims, employment practices suits or directors & officers lawsuits could look much different in the age of COVID-19. While the industry is currently dealing the implications of the present pandemic, there are potential areas that could produce claims that we have not seen yet.   COVID-19 has fundamentally changed how we…

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UK bosses could face a wave of Coronavirus-related claims
April 28, 2020

UK bosses could face a wave of Coronavirus-related claims

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UK bosses could face a wave of coronavirus – related Directors & Officers claims Administrators, managers, and directors of any company, regardless of its size or activities, shoulder significant responsibilities in relation to the way they conduct themselves and justify the trust placed in them. This may result in claims against them for actual and…

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31st January 2020 – Is your business Brexit ready?
January 20, 2020

31st January 2020 – Is your business Brexit ready?

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It is not long now to prepare for Brexit with the 31st January 2020 on the horizon. Our guide has been written with support from The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS). Brexit impact on business: which industries will be affected? For many businesses, there won’t be much to do. Staying on top…

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Is cyber insurance right for my business?  
January 15, 2020

Is cyber insurance right for my business?  

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Have you considered cyber insurance for your business? Cyber insurance is finding its way onto the agendas of businesses everywhere, but it’s still a relatively misunderstood class of insurance. Because of this, many companies find themselves confused about how cyber insurance actually works and are skeptical about whether it makes sense for their business to…

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Insurance Times Awards Double Win
November 30, 2019

Insurance Times Awards Double Win

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Ascend crowned gold winner in Customer Champion of the Year 2019 and bronze in Independent Broker of the Year The Insurance Times awards are often referred to as the Oscars for the general insurance industry and this year the ceremony took place at the spectacular Grosvenor House Hotel in London’s West End on 22nd November…

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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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Being a director is often challenging and potentially lucrative, but if the prospect of being sued is looming, it can be a lonely and alarming position. Directors and officers cover (D&O) provides a suit of armour in the face of legal action, with the insurer stepping in to provide guidance at the first sign of…

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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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