Tag Archives: Motor fleet insurance


Organised crime gang members sentenced for stolen vehicle export scam
September 23, 2020

Organised crime gang members sentenced for stolen vehicle export scam

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Six men have been sentenced to a total of 20 years for their part in supplying and exporting stolen vehicles to Northern Cyprus. The City of London Police, who led the investigation, identified in excess of 120 stolen vehicles linked to the organised crime group, with losses to industry of around £5 million. The men…

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Why app-based systems are essential for motor fleet policies
September 9, 2020

Why app-based systems are essential for motor fleet policies

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Technological advances for motor fleet policies span far beyond telematics and driver assistance systems. New ways of connecting drivers to insurers directly allows for comprehensive gathering of data that can help claims. Cloud-based technologies, such as the Ascend Claims App, allows policy holders to upload pictures and files immediately so that insurers can access them.…

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Crashing into parked cars is the most common road accident during lockdown
June 10, 2020

Crashing into parked cars is the most common road accident during lockdown

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29% of insurance claims during lockdown have involved someone hitting an unattended vehicle. Insurance companies have said that this has increased 19% since the 23rd of March, when lockdown was introduced. A number of factors may have caused this. One being that there have been more parked cars due to people staying at home and…

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Six ways thieves can break into a car and how to prevent it
February 13, 2019

Six ways thieves can break into a car and how to prevent it

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Fending off the techno-thieves THE DAYS of hotwiring cars are long gone. Today’s thieves use a variety of sophisticated techniques to gain access to cars and start the engine. The police, car makers and the insurance industry are playing catch-up as techniques evolve and adapt quickly to modern cars. These measures are having some effect…

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Commercial Insurance Awards 2019 Finalist
December 21, 2018

Commercial Insurance Awards 2019 Finalist

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Congratulations to the whole team at Ascend Broking Group for our recent achievements in the Commercial Insurance sector. We are shortlisted for SIX awards at the annual Commercial Insurance Awards 2019 hosted by CIR Magazine.   Categories: Broker of the Year Categories: Regional Broker of the Year Categories: Growth Business of the Year Categories: Initiative of the Year Categories: Claims Team of the Year Categories: Social…

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Buying new vehicles on 1st September?
August 17, 2018

Buying new vehicles on 1st September?

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Then consider GAP insurance if you do not want to owe the finance provider any shortfall on claim settlements. It is an exciting time of the year if you are purchasing new vehicles with the new registration plates available next month. So why not complement your new fleet with GAP Insurance? With 80% of vehicles…

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Top 15 Drivers Tips Checklist
May 2, 2018

Top 15 Drivers Tips Checklist

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Do you consider yourself a rule-abiding citizen and a good driver? Even if you take care at the wheel, you may be regularly flouting the Highway Code, or breaking the law without knowing it.  Breaking the rules of the road could put you or other people in danger and invalidate your insurance. And offences such…

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How would losing your driving licence affect your life?
March 20, 2018

How would losing your driving licence affect your life?

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Losing your driving licence can have dramatic implications to your professional and personal life – that is why you should consider our Loss of Licence Defence insurance product that will pay for a specialist solicitor and legal fees when defending or challenging a motoring conviction. This policy is ideal for anyone that: ❖ Drives for…

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Guide for employees driving in the snow
March 18, 2018

Guide for employees driving in the snow

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What simple steps can you take to keep your business, employees and the public safe during severe snow? Download Employee Driving Tips • Steps should be taken to make sure that water pipes don’t freeze – especially outdoor pipes. If any external pipes aren’t used in the winter, their water supply should be switched off…

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How To Safely Walk On Ice
March 3, 2018

How To Safely Walk On Ice

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With more snow forecast this week, you’re likely to encounter a bit of ice. As well as meaning the weather is going to be on the chilly side, ice also poses an issue when it comes to walking for yourself, staff and members of the public. All it takes is for you to step incorrectly…

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