Category: Executive Personal Lines


Ascend & Hiscox launch free Leakbot system
February 7, 2020

Ascend & Hiscox launch free Leakbot system

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In conjunction with Hiscox Insurance company we have launched a new incentive for all existing customers with a Hiscox home policy with Ascend. All existing policyholders can claim a free LeakBot (RRP £149) and start protecting your home against the damages caused by hidden water leaks today The average cost of claims for water damage…

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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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Windstorm protection – loss prevention guide
January 13, 2020

Windstorm protection – loss prevention guide

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High winds and heavy rain can cause damage to properties, and flying debris poses a risk to your buildings, vehicles and any people caught out in the storm. Building maintenance carried out by skilled, competent people is the best line of defence against extreme weather. It helps prevent the elements penetrating walls and roofs to cause further damage to stock…

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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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Recent Essex Magazine Article November 2019
November 23, 2019

Recent Essex Magazine Article November 2019

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We recently featured in the Essex Magazine following the launch of our high net worth & wealth management service – Ascend Executive. Essex insurance broker Ascend Broking goes from strength to strength      

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10 Fascinating Facts About Beaujolais Nouveau
November 18, 2019

10 Fascinating Facts About Beaujolais Nouveau

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Beaujolais had always been a celebration to celebrate the end of the harvest. But did you know that until World War II it was only for local consumption only. It was a way sell ordinary quality wine at a good profit with Chateuas selling wine within weeks of the harvest and this was great for…

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Listed buildings require a specialist
November 17, 2019

Listed buildings require a specialist

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Listed buildings are beautiful, unique and, quite often, works of art. Owning one is not only something quite special, but means you have an obligation to maintain and protect it beyond that of a regular home. Indeed, the consequences of knowingly under-insuring a Grade I listed building could result in legal action and you’ll find…

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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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Ascend begin fundraising for The Belsteads RDA
July 23, 2019

Ascend begin fundraising for The Belsteads RDA

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Ascend are delighted to support The Belsteads RDA, a local charity based in Chelmsford providing disabled children in the local community the opportunity to learn to ride and interact with horses. The Belsteads School is situated within 11 acres of paddocks and links directly to a 150-acre nature reserve. The curriculum will take advantage of…

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More than half of British firms ‘report cyber-attacks in 2019’
April 23, 2019

More than half of British firms ‘report cyber-attacks in 2019’

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The proportion of UK firms reporting a cyber-attack has jumped, despite most businesses admitting they are under-prepared for breaches, according to research from Hiscox. The insurer found 55% had faced an attack in 2019, up from 40% last year. But almost three quarters of firms were ranked as “novices” in terms of cyber readiness. Hiscox…

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