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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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Marriott faces £100m fine over cyber-attack on its data
October 21, 2019

Marriott faces £100m fine over cyber-attack on its data

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The massive hacking of Marriott International reservation databases could lead to a £99m fine as the UK cracked down on privacy breaches with its second major penalty notice in two days. The cyber-attack, which Marriott disclosed in 2018, exposed information on 339-million guest records, including seven million related to British residents, the UK Information Commissioner’s…

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According to IT services cyber-attacks are on the rise
October 14, 2019

According to IT services 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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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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Ascend Facilitate Counter Terrorism Advice for SMEs
September 4, 2019

Ascend Facilitate 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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